Food Technology

The study of Food Technology provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of food properties, processing, preparation and their interrelationship, nutritional considerations and consumption patterns.  It addresses the importance of hygienic and safe working practices and legislation in the production of food.  Students will develop food specific skills, which can then be applied in a range of contexts enabling students to produce quality food products. It also provides students with a context through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety food adds to life and how it contributes to both vocational and general life experiences.

What will students learn about?

Food Technology enables students to make informed and creative decisions about food. Students develop skills and knowledge in nutrition and food processing and presentation. It involves weekly practical "hands on" experiences with food, experimentation, food styling and photography, food and dietary analysis using an electronic database.

Students will learn about food in a variety of settings, enabling them to evaluate the relationships between food, technology, nutritional status and the quality of life.  The following focus areas provide a context through which the core (Food preparation and processing, Nutrition and Consumption) will be studied.

  • Food in Australia
  • Food Equity
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Selection and Health
  • Food Service and Catering
  • Food for Special Needs
  • Food for Special Occasions
  • Food Trends

How is this subject assessed?

A range of assessment instruments are used to assess this subject, including research assignments, practical food preparation exercises, and oral reports using presentation programs. 



Our mission

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present.

Our mission

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present.

Our vision

Do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Talk to us

03 5973 1000