HERE’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT
LAB TESTING COURSE A BENCHMARK OF OPPORTUNITY
THERE is nothing as integral to health than the food we eat.
As production processes become more scientific and consumers demand more knowledge about food, there are growing job opportunities in food science.
TAFE’s Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food Testing) covers theory and practical aspects of chemical, biochemical and microbiological analysis of foods and ingredients.
Topics include basic chemical analysis, and analysis of food components, such as nutrients, additives, flavour compounds and contaminants, using electronic instruments and wet chemical methods.
Students also learn microbiological techniques to identify the difference between useful micro-organisms and food poisoning organisms.
They learn to develop and use safety and quality management systems and processes, and learn to access relevant legislation.
It suits students who love science, especially chemistry, biology and maths.
Learn the practical aspects of analysing food in a laboratory.