Retort Supervisor’s Course (Thermal Processing)

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Date(s) - 31 Jan 2023 until 3 Feb 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Jindalee Hotel & Functions Centre, Jindalee, Brisbane



This course provides an excellent background in the thermal processing of foods. It is also designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively supervise retort operations. Those completing the course will understand the fundamentals of thermal processing, the practicalities of applying these processes, and how they relate to the safety and general quality of the products processed.

All aspects of the thermal processing of foods packed in cans, bottles, pouches, and similar containers are covered —

  • Introduction to thermal processing
  • Thermal processing systems (including retort types)
  • Introduction to thermal processing
  • Packaging systems for thermally processed foods
  • Microbiology of canned foods
  • Principles of thermal processing
  • Retort operation and production records
  • Cooling water chlorination and canning sanitation
  • Regulations relevant to thermal processing

The course includes practical demonstrations using the facilities at the premises of commercial co-operators.

written exam covering the contents of the course and a practical examination related to retort operation must be completed.

Who Should Attend?

Those wanting a good basic understanding of thermal processes and their application. Retort operators, line supervisors, quality assurance personnel, product development staff, and maintenance personnel will all benefit from the understanding provided by this course.


Tuesday to Friday 31 January to 3 February 2022

The program will start at 8:30 am daily. The course will conclude by 1:00 pm on the final day.


Presentations at Jindalee Hotel & Function Centre,
130 Sinnamon Road, Jindalee  Q  4074.

Practical sessions in the afternoons will be conducted at the premises of cooperating businesses at Carole Park.

Registration Fee

$ 2,400 plus 10% GST

Includes course notes, lunches, morning and afternoon teas.


Please register early – COURSE PLACES ARE LIMITED.

To book places at the course, submit the following registration form.

We will confirm your booking  and send an invoice for your registration fees. Fees must be paid prior to the course.

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    Fees, less a 10% handling charge, will be refunded if participants cancel their registration at least four weeks prior to the course. Fees will not be refunded after that date, but a substitute participant will be accepted at any time.

    FoodStream reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if necessary (e.g. due to insufficient registrations). In this case a full refund of fees will be available. FoodStream’s Liability is limited to the registration fee only, and cannot be held liable for air fares, accommodation, or other related expenses.

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