The Institute of Brewing & Distilling was founded in London in 1886 by a group of ten scientists involved in Malting and Brewing. In 1952 a number of members of the Institute resident in Australia petitioned the Council of the Institute which gave approval in principle to the formation of a Section in Australia.
Today, the aim of the Institute is the advancement of education, especially in the sciences of brewing, fermentation and distilling and to be recognised as the world’s leading members’ organisation for the advancement of education and training in the science and technology of brewing, distilling and related industries.
The Asia Pacific Section is very active in providing a range of services to its members. The major activities include Conventions which are held every two years – normally 5 day events attended by people involved the brewing industry around the world. As well the Section offers a range of symposia for on technical subjects relevant to brewing, generally in the “off-year” compared to Conventions. Within each State of Australia there is a region and local members organise Technical and Social meetings offering members the opportunity of getting together in a less formal setting.
Fundamentals of Brewing & Packaging
A basic course for people who have just joined the brewing industry in a technical or production role.
General Certificate in Brewing or Distilling
This course is ideal for candidates who have been in the brewing industry for 2 to 3 years and who intend to undertake a technical production career.
General Certificate in Packaging
This course is ideal for candidates who have been in the brewing industry for 2 to 3 years and who intend to undertake a technical production career. This course focuses on packaging.
Diploma in Brewing/ Distilling Modules
Internationally recognised course for its assessment of comprehensive knowledge and understanding in the principles of brewing/distilling science and technology.
Diploma in Beverage Packaging
Ideal for candidates who have been working in Packaging for 2 to 3 years and are team leaders and middle managers.
Master Brewer Modules
This course is suitable for candidates who have at least 5 years experience in technical management of the beer production process.
Accredited Trainers for Asia Pacific Section
Asia Pacific has a range of trainers who have been accredited by the IBD and specialise in training members in the various examinations that are offered which lead to the various internationally recognised qualifications. Anyone who would like to become accredited should contact the AP Secretary.