Associate Degree in Applied ScienceCareer
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This associate degree provides an entry point to the food science and biomedical science industries, where technological changes are creating new opportunities.
On completion you'll be qualified for employment at a technical or paraprofessional level in a range of public and private organisations.
The food science stream gives you the practical skills needed to work in the food industry, in particular food handling and processing.
Read more about careers in food science.
The biomedical science stream provides broad-based training for a technical career in diagnostics, medical research, veterinary, biological research, or biotechnology laboratories.
We ensure our programs meet the current needs of industry through our industry advisory committees. These include the Laboratory Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Food Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee, and the Biosciences Program Advisory Committee. There are representatives from organisations such as the Red Cross Blood Bank, Austin Health, Melbourne Pathology, the Food Industry Training Board, Nestle, and Dairy Australia.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Food science students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Graduates are eligible for associate membership.
Biomedical science students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Graduates are eligible for associate membership.