Students are introduced to Food Technology at Year 8 and can continue further studies via the elective program offered in Year 9 and Year 10.
Through undertaking study in Food Technology, students are given the opportunity to investigate food safety and the relevant regulations in Australia as well as learn a range of food preparation processes.
Students will design and produce food items that meet the requirements of a design brief as well as gain an understanding of the relationship between food and health at various stages of the life span.
Students who choose to continue to study in this faculty in their senior school years are also given the opportunity to undertake the VCE courses in Health and Human Development, Food and Technology and VET Hospitality.
VCE Health and Human Development: students are presented with a range of health and development dimensions including Adolescent Health and Development, Individual and Community Health and Development, Nutrition, Australia’s Health and Global Health and Development.
VCE Food and Technology: students investigate Food Safety, Food Properties, Planning and Preparation of Foods, New and Emerging Foods and Product Development. Students also undertake a high level of practical work with food.
VET Hospitality: students learn high-level production skills in order to produce food to industry standards. This VET program is a joint venture with Holmesglen TAFE.