Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Fermentation Technician

Working as a Fermentation Technician you will be responsible for the production of fermented food and/or beverages. An example of this would be slow fermented vegetables such as kimchi, milk and water kefirs and kombucha.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 9 required

  • Label foods according to legislative requirements
  • Interpret and respond to food and/or beverage test results
  • Apply sensory analysis in food and/or beverage production
  • Develop a HACCP-based food safety plan
  • Control food contamination and spoilage
  • Apply an understanding of legal requirements of food production
  • Manage raw materials
  • Maintain work health and safety processes
  • Perform basic tests

Elective Units – 13 required

  • Identify the microbiological and biochemical properties of fermented food and/or beverages
  • Apply principles of food packaging
  • Prepare starter cultures for fermentation
  • Control and monitor fermentation
  • Develop and review a business plan
  • Plan small business finances
  • Manage bottling and packaging processes
  • Develop a new food product
  • Set up a production or packaging line for operation
  • Lead work teams and groups
  • Prepare and present artisan food and/or beverages
  • Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems
  • Produce fermented and dry-cured meat products

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 18/19: 1931

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 14/04/2020. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Fermentation Technician - FBP40619
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 24/06/2020, rounded estimates for Jan 2019 to Dec 2019. This data is for general information purposes only.

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ANZSCO Classification: 311499

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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