Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation (Z0P)

Overview  2023

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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) 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.

Your 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 full credit into an Associate Degree in Applied Science

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course, see Fees & scholarships for more information.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

Key contacts

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Course Coordinator Dr Chris Mabin
  • 1 Describe scientific principles, processes and knowledge relating to fermentation science
  • 2 Apply scientific and design-based approaches to formulate problems and solutions in the fermentation industry
  • 3 Critically reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes to stimulate, enhance and develop personal and professional growth in fermentation industries
  • 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 environment, 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 Fermentation 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

    Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation requires 50 credit points.

    Students will complete one core unit.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Select three of the following units:

    In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods for analysing scientific, business or technical data to inform and support decision-making. You will explore why data is needed and how it is used to make decisions, including…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
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    Credit Points: 12.5

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    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    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, applicants 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, applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider.

    If an applicant has 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, applicants must have completed Certificate III or above.

    Applications on the basis of work or life experience

    This course accepts applications based on work or life experience. Applicants who have not completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but who have relevant work and life experience can complete a personal competency statement.

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits stated in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

    Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will receive advanced standing for 50 credit points 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

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    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.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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