If you're keen on kicking off a career in beer with a solid qualification in hand, get in quick to secure a spot on the Kangan Institute's Micro Brewing course (more formally known as a Certificate III in Food Processing).
It's a comprehensive introduction that covers both general industry knowledge – think food safety, food quality, sustainability and OHS – alongside specific brewing skills like wort production, fermentation, beer maturation, filtration, packaging and product testing.
In this course you'll learn how to:
- Produce good quality wort
- Manage, propagate & monitor yeast in the brewery
- Test pH, SG, yeast count and viability
- Critically assess beer and identify faults
- Clean tanks and pipework effectively and develop cleaning & sanitation plans
Completing the course involves a mix of online learning (two evenings per week), on-campus practical work, and work placement (20-30 days throughout the course).
As for who it's best suited for, it's set up to benefit existing brewery workers, those looking to enter the brewing industry and those wanting to set up their own microbrewery. And if you own a brewery, it's a good one for up-skilling your entry level staff and trainees.
The course is set to commence on October 4, 2021 which means the absolute final cutoff date for applications is October 1, 2021.
To get more details or register, just call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or do it directly online here.