Course Title: Manufacture beverages products

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Manufacture beverages products

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Toinette Thake

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4876

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Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify the principles and concepts behind beverages, their use as food, and various processes associated with beverage products manufacture.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBP043 - Apply an understanding of the food processing industry,
VBP045 - Identify unit operations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP062 Manufacture beverages products


Establish the processing techniques and technology used to produce a range of beverage products.

Identify the various types of beverage products.

Manufacture beverage products according to overall quality parameters.

Test a range of beverage products against recognised industry quality guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students 

  • will be able to identify  the processing techniques and technology for a range of beverages  including wine, beer, carbonated and sports drinks, cordial, fruit juice, tea, cofee and cocoa
  • will  have brewed  a range of beers and completed a sensory analysis on their products
  • have tested a range of beverage products against recognised industry quality guidelines

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course consist of:

•  Test- a multiple choice test of the theory covered in class
• Assignment - a research task plus report on industry visit
• Practical activity - Beer Brewing- a range of beers will be brewed in the food laboratory
•  Log book containing reports on all practical activities-