Course Title: Apply an understanding of food additives

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Apply an understanding of food additives

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Contact: Sam Cutri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4876

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Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge required to recognise the characteristics and functions of food additives, preservatives, colours and flavours used in food products. This unit is designed to provide an overview of food additives. It is not designed to meet the competency requirements of the person who specifies additives, preservatives, colours or flavours to be used in food.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBP036 - Apply chemistry knowledge and laboratory practices in the workplace

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FDFTECFAD4A Apply an understanding of food additives


Identify additives used in food.

Manage use of additives in a production process.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam