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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2342 CHEMISTS, AND FOOD AND WINE SCIENTISTS


    CHEMISTS, AND FOOD AND WINE SCIENTISTS 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.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group 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).

    Tasks Include:
    • 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

    Occupations:
      234211 Chemist
      234212 Food Technologist
      234213 Wine Maker

234211 CHEMIST

    Studies the chemical and physical properties of substances, and develops and monitors chemical processes and production.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Analytical Chemist
      Industrial Chemist

234212 FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

    Alternative Title:
      Food Scientist

    Develops new and improves existing food products, and sets standards for producing, packaging and marketing food.

    Skill Level: 1


234213 WINE MAKER

    Alternative Title:
      Oenologist

    Plans, supervises and coordinates the production of wine or spirits from selected varieties of grapes.

    Skill Level: 1



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