Education

Degree courses in food science and technology requiring three or four years of postsecondary study to attain the bachelor's degree and one or two years in addition to the master's degree, are offered in a number of tertiary educational institutions in Australia: University of New South Wales, Sydney; University of Western Sydney, Hawkes-bury, New South Wales; University of Queensland, Gatton; Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria; Western Institute, St. Albans, Victoria; Ballarat College of Advanced Education, Victoria; and Bendigo College of Advanced Education, Vic toria. The University of New South Wales offers a master's course in food engineering, and the Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, a course in nutrition and food science.

Degree courses are also offered in a number of areas peripheral to food science and technology: biotechnology at the universities of New South Wales and Western Sydney; food microbiology at the South Australian Institute of Technology, Adelaide; wine science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, and Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia; home economics at the University of Western Sydney, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Queensland and Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Perth; hospitality studies at the University of Queensland, Gatton, Footscray Institute of Technology, Victoria and Wodonga Institute of Tertiary Education, Victoria; and applied toxicology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Graduate diploma courses are offered in food and drug analysis at the University of New South Wales, in food packaging at the University of Queensland, Gatton, and in human nutrition at Deakin University. Three universities (University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney, and University of Queensland) accept candidates for the doctor of philosophy degree in food science and technology, which requires at least three years of study and research beyond the bachelor's degree. The annual output of graduates from all the Australian courses is around 100, and the job opportunities in the food industry are such that these people are readily absorbed.

In all the Australian states, in the capital cities, and in many regional centers, there are colleges of technical and further education which offer diploma courses in most of the areas already listed and also certificate or trade courses in baking, bread making, butchery, small goods manufacture, meat inspection, dairy products manufacture, food processing, food laboratory techniques, packaging, hospitality, and catering and commercial cookery.

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