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A food technologist develops new and improves existing food products, and sets standards for producing, packaging and marketing food. In Australia a Food Technologist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



Food Technologist Alternative Titles


  • Food Scientist



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Group: 2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists





Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a Food Technologist in Australia is to study the chemical and physical properties of substances, develop and monitor chemical processes and production, develop new and improve existing food products, and plan and coordinate the production of wine and spirits.



  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analysing and conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes, and testing the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings
  • testing food products for flavour, colour, taste, texture and nutritional content
  • advising on preserving, processing, packaging, storing and delivering foods
  • developing quality control procedures and safety standards for the manufacture of food products
  • examining grape samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content, and determining suitability for processing
  • coordinating winemaking processes, directing workers in testing and crushing grapes, fermenting juices, and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines
  • blending wines according to formulae and knowledge of winemaking techniques


Skill Level
Most occupations in the food technologist unit group (Group 2342) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of Wine Makers, at least five years of experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Occupations within the Food Technologist Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same food technologist group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Food Technologist is currently assessed with VETASSESS, more info regarding assessment bodies


Average Income Food Technologist

The average salary for a Food Technologist in Australia is $ 86,662 for male employees and $ 74,452 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 40.5 Females: 38.5 Persons: 39.5


Source: (Group 2342) Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016 


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