Science of Brewing Operations

Develop your skills, knowledge, and connection in the Tasmanian brewing sector.

Time:Pilot Price
Regular Price:  

60 hours
(+80 hours IBD)
November 11 2022

*Payment to be requested via invoice after registration, prior to course commencement.

Please note:
Places for this pilot course have now been filled for 2022. If you are interested in future intakes for this course, please contact us via the Enquire button below to register your interest. We will contact you when future dates for this course are available.

About this course

Are you a Tasmanian brewer that has never studied brewing science before? Our Science of Brewing Operations short course is the ideal way to improve your craft and take your skills to the next level.

We’ve partnered with FermenTasmania and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) to pilot this tailored short course, designed for individuals to further develop their skills, knowledge, and connections in the Tasmanian brewing sector.

This offering includes access to our 60-hour short course, as well as full access to IBD’s 80-hour General Certificate of Brewing Course, with the opportunity to attain certification upon completion of the IBD exam (inclusive of price).

This is your opportunity to unpack the brewing process and underlying brewery operations, and upskill in industry relevant topics, including: health and safety, hygiene, engineering, and environmental management. This course will also provide you with an engaging introduction to the science behind craft brewing, to help ensure you achieve quality and consistency in your product.

Course inclusions:

  • Full access to Science of Brewing Operations Short Course, University of Tasmania
  • Full access to General Certificate of Brewing Course, Institute of Brewing and Distilling
  • 'Set for Success' program, Institute of Brewing and Distilling
  • 12 months membership with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Who should do this course?

If you would like to know more about the science, technology, best practice of brewing, and other areas vital to successful brewing operations, then this is the right course for you.

This course is designed for those currently working in the Tasmanian brewing industry.  If you would like to know more about the science, technology best practice of brewing, and other areas vital to successful brewing operations, then this is the right course for you. You will have the opportunity to learn with peers and secure a globally and industry recognised learning with IBD.

Course Structure

Session 1:

November - 9 December 2022 (5 weeks)

Note: Weekly virtual workshops likely to be held Mondays 3:00 to 5:00 pm but will be confirmed with participants..

Break12 December 2022 – 15 January 2023
Session 2:

16-January – 3 March 2023 (7 weeks)

Note: This session is inclusive of weekly virtual workshops and a two-day face to face session (February).

Exam Date7 March 2023

Over this period, you will complete:

  • Three self-paced, fully online science-based modules (30 hours in total)
  • The IBD online content (approximately 80 hours)
  • Online weekly workshops (each workshop will be a maximum of two hours)
  • A two-day face-to-face industry workshop in Hobart (February 2023)

What you will learn

In addition to the IBD General Certificate of Brewing content (and certification), you will be able to:

  1. Explain the beer making and associated processes within commercial breweries and the underpinning science
  2. Describe operational decision making in terms of production quality, reliability, safety and environmental management throughout the brewing line
  3. Apply key brewing concepts and techniques in a simulated work environment
  4. Reflect on brewing practices and processes and their impact on your personal and professional development

All-inclusive pilot pricing for a limited time only

Supported, practical learning that is relevant to your day-to-day work

Learn alongside fellow industry peers across Tasmania

Gain credit to pathway into further study options

This course is delivered in partnership with:

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