Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation (Z0P)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please refer to courses to explore courses that are offered to international students.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation is an industry-focused program that provides a great foundation for those wishing to enter the industry, or a stepping stone for those currently working in fermentation who are seeking to progress in their career.

You studies will prepare you to become creative, ethical, adaptable and industry-aware, providing practical skills and knowledge sought after by the fermentation industry. These skills also provide a foundation for establishing home-based fermentation activities such as brewing beer, making cheese, and creating a fine wine. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts, and they are actively involved in its delivery.

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will enable you to:

  • apply scientific theory in contemporary industry practice
  • commence employment or enhance career opportunities
  • transition into further study, with credit into an Associate Degree in Applied Science
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1. Interpret and apply scientific principles, processes and knowledge to fermentation.

2. Apply scientific approaches to identify and communicate solutions or innovations in the fermentation industry.

3. Communicate and reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in fermentation.

Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation.

We help you develop transferable skills by providing an authentic and engaging learning experience with work-based components that you can tailor to your individual circumstances. This means you can contextualise your learning to your personal interests through authentic simulated experiences, or for those already in the industry, you are encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within your work environment.

You will be introduced to:

  • different methods of, and approaches to, practice,
  • how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and
  • the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

Career outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will give you the opportunity to learn in a practical environmental, by offering you authentic learning experiences to practice your new skills and knowledge. As a result, you will be developing skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers are looking for in the workforce.

Opportunities for students include brewing, wine making, fermented food and drink product manufacture, distillation, alkaloids, biodiesel, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forensics, essential oils and water treatment.

By completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Science you can transition into further study, with credit towards an Associate Degree in Applied Science, where you will learn how to use science to build a career in the food and beverage industry with our Fermentation and Separation stream.

Course structure

The course structure comprises four core 12.5 credit point units.

Please note that this Undergraduate Certificate is offered part time only.

Core

In this unit you will develop your understanding of the key attributes of living things, and of the molecular basis of the processes that sustain life. During the unit’s hands-on workshop you will be introduced to a range of practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will acquire fundamental conceptual knowledge in five key concept areas - microbial evolution, cell structure and function, metabolic pathways, information flow and genetics, and microbial systems. You will learn how to apply that knowledge to facilitate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will be introduced to the key steps involved in realizing the manufacture of a fermentation product for commercial purposes. These include process design and optimization, scale-up and manufacturing operations such as cleaning and sterilization, substrate preparation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will acquire and apply foundational knowledge of principles and techniques that underpin applied bio-science industries. During a laboratory workshop you will apply selected techniques for monitoring, measuring, and analysing key parameters relating to biochemistry and water…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

  • This course does not use ATAR as part of the admission process.
  • To be an eligible for an offer, you must have completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants with previous higher education study

  • To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at introductory level or higher at any Australian higher education provider
  • If you failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.

Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

  • To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed Certificate III or above.

Applications on the basis of work or life experience

  • If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, you may still be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course. To provide evidence of relevant work and life experience you should complete a personal competency statement

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate.

Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Applied Science

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
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