Studies the chemical and physical properties of substances, and develops and monitors chemical processes and production.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
Group: 2342 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.
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
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).
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
In addition to the above, it is essential for applicants to meet the following employment criteria:
- at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level,
- undertaken in the last five years,
- working 20 hours or more per week, and
- highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Please note in order to achieve a successful Skills Assessment Outcome, a positive assessment for both qualifications and employment is required.
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years. Applicants will not meet the required skill level if: » The qualification(s) are not at the required educational level » The qualification(s) are not in a highly relevant field of study » The employment has been completed prior to the completion of the qualification. A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree. This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
» Science (Chemistry major)
» Medicinal Chemistry
» Applied Chemistry
The qualifications listed below, with a major in Chemistry, may be assessed as highly relevant on a case-by-case basis. A major in Chemistry would include subjects such as analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry with an additional focus on modern applications such as nanotechnology, analytical and environmental chemistry, polymer science and surface science.
» Forensic Science
» Pharmaceutical Science.
Chemistry (or Chemical Sciences) is the study of the composition, structure, chemical reactions and transformations of matter. A Quality Control Chemist is a specific type of laboratory chemist, whose primary duties are to develop and update standard operating procedures, measure and test lab materials and products according to industry-specific standard procedures. As a Quality Control chemist, you assure adherence to all federal regulations and safety procedures. In addition to performing rigorous quality assurance of samples, some Quality Control chemists are responsible for calibrating and performing maintenance on lab equipment. This occupation should not be confused with that of ANZSCO 251512 Industrial Pharmacist, an occupation that involves undertaking research, testing and analysis related to the development, production, storage, quality control and distribution of drugs and related supplies.