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Food Tester Courses

A Food Tester carries out tests on food products to make sure they meet safety and quality standards. You’ll test food samples in a laboratory to check for qualities such as levels of additives, salt content or nutrient value. Food Testers present their findings to ensure food products meet compliance issues.

Food Testers should be able to perform precise tests and measurements and be accurate in their collection of data. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and strong observational skills. Food Testers should be able to communicate their findings and may work as part of a larger testing team.

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Popular Food Tester Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Food Tester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Food Tester earn?

In Australia, a full time Food Tester generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Food Tester?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 1,200 people employed as a Food Tester in Australia and this number has stayed about the same over the last five years. Food Testers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Food Tester?

If a career as a Food Tester interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement. You’ll develop the skills to collect samples, carry out basic tests and record and present data. You could also consider a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within food science. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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