Faculty of Science and Technology


From lager to ale, porter to stout, the art of brewing reaches back millennia.

Hone your craft at the University's own unique microbrewery, and continue our proud tradition of brewing education that dates back to 1971.

The emphasis within the Graduate Certificate/Diploma of Brewing is on developing a sound knowledge - both theory and practical - of core concepts and issues in the malting and brewing industries. FedUni also offers a short program in malting and brewing, which covers the basic science behind brewing.

Ideal for individuals and industry, these programs will assist students in shaping their own brewing careers.


* Places within this postgraduate program are highly competitive, and are typically filled by applicants who have at a minimum completed bachelor level studies. If you have not completed a Bachelor degree, it is recommended you look at undertaking one of the following pathways to strengthen any future application:

Undergraduate pathway > postgraduate study: If you have completed Year 12, or have appropriate TAFE studies, we offer:


TAFE pathway > undergraduate study > postgraduate study: If you do not have the entry requirements for a bachelors degree, a TAFE course that includes chemistry and ideally biology / microbiology if possible would be most appropriate to allow entry to a science degree, leading to the ultimate goal of the Graduate Certificate of Brewing. A TAFE Certificate IV in Food Processing / Laboratory Techniques / Winemaking, etc may be appropriate starting points. At FedUni we offer a Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology.

Short courses

The next intake for the Malting and Brewing short course is planned for 2018. Please email info@federation.edu.au to register your interest, and we will contact you once final content, dates and costs are available.

Information on our most recent short course: Malting and Brewing (pdf, 1.2mb)

Our next Introduction to Distilling short course will be held in Port Melbourne from 17 to 20 July, 2017. Registrations are now being accepted through Eventbrite. Numbers are restricted to 18 participants, and you are encouraged to complete your registration as soon as possible.