Course Title: Apply principles of food packaging

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Apply principles of food packaging

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Contact: Judi McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

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Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge required to oversee packaging operations and assess the nature and likely causes of packaging problems. It covers a range of packaging technologies and is appropriate for a senior operator or manager responsible for overseeing packaging processes. The unit includes a basic understanding of the principles of modified atmosphere packaging processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FDFTECPAK4A Apply principles of food packaging


1. Identify characteristics of packaging suitable for use with food products

2. Apply packaging knowledge in a production environment.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include assignments and tests