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AgriFood Skills Australia seeking comment on Cheese making units of competency.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Delicious Cheese
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From AgriFood Skills Australia:

AgriFood Skills Australia is currently reviewing the Food Processing Training Package and as part of that review has decided to review the coverage of cheese making, including if required the development of new units of competency or a qualification to support cheese making in Australia.

Feedback must be returned by 15th March 2010.

Click here for more information on the AgriFood Skills Australia website.


Victorian producers clean up at Australian Grand Dairy Awards

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The 2010 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Winners

The 2010 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Winners. Click here to view photos from the awards.

Dairy Australia logo
From the Dairy Australia website:

Victoria’s dairy producers triumphed at the 2010 Australian Grand Dairy Awards held at Carousel, Albert Park today, taking seven out of the twenty Champion titles in the categories of Dairy and Cheese, and winning the coveted title of Grand Champion Dairy with Gundowring’s Finest Ice Cream, Licorice.

Click here to read the full article on the Dairy Australia website.

Click here to read more Australian Grand Dairy Awards news on the Dairy Australia website.


RMIT Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology Course by Flexible Delivery

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Students at the orientation day held at RMIT on February 1st 2010

Students at the orientation day held at RMIT on February 1st 2010

RMIT University has converted its existing Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology course into a 2 year part time program which is delivered directly into the workplace by flexible delivery (e-learning and print based) and assessed via workplace based projects. To date 13 students have enrolled with RMIT accepting late enrolments until mid February 2010. The students are coming from a range of companies including George Weston Foods, McCormick Foods, Fibrisol, Oz Foods Industries, Ridders Fresh, Food FX, Scalzo, Cacao Fine Chocolates, Carol’s Country Kitchen, Dimattina Provedoring and Australian Gourmet Chestnuts.

For further information please contact Sam Cutri, Food Science & Technology Coordinator, School of Life and Physical Sciences,  RMIT University sam.cutri@rmit.edu.au Tel: (03) 9925 4876.


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