Stage 5 Content (Yr. 9 & 10)

Food technology

This is an elective course comprise of four units . One unit per term is offered to students .End of each unit there is an assessment task plus half and yearly exams.


DURATION: 10 weeks.     Term 1

This unit is introduced to students and their basic skills are developed throughout the course.

Students learn: -

  • Influences on early food selection and health.
  • Food safety and hygiene practices.
  • Role of technology in food preparation.
  • Food consumption in Australia
  • Impact on nutrient intake and health.


DURATION: 10 weeks. Term 2.

Students learn:-

  • Nutritional components of food.
  • Basic ingredients used in food preparation.
  • Reasons for cooking food.
  • Properties of food.
  • National guidelines for healthy eating.
  • Nutritional requirements at different stages of the life cycle.
  • Implications of under and over nutrition.
  • Anorexia and restrained eating.


DURATION: 10 weeks. Term 3.

Students learn:-

  • Foods developed to enhance health.
  • Current developments in food modification.
  • Selection of nutritious food.
  • Balance diets for various stages of the life cycle.
  • Presentation and service of food.
  • Food safety legislation.

Industrial Technology – Multimedia

The Multimedia focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to multimedia and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to multimedia which are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in multimedia-based technologies.

Practical projects reflect the nature of the Multimedia focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to multimedia related technologies. These may include:

  • individual photographic images and their manipulations
  • photographic presentations,
  • brochures, magazine cover, incorporating photographic images
  • photo journals or albums
  • computer animations and video production
  • web pages.

Projects will occupy the majority of course time and promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course. They will reflect some aboriginal themes and ICT skills and Literacy, Quality teaching models.

Industrial Technology Timber ITT

 A course that explores the development of building small projects and develop your own building skills that cover a wide breadth of elementary joining skills. Research the development of designed construction and develop a portfolio of industry styled drawings that assist in your construction.  Machinery and power and hand tools will be incorporated to achieve your goals, with course work that reflects WH&S.

It also helps to develop in students' knowledge and understanding of materials and processes. Related knowledge and skills are developed through a specialised approach to the tools, materials and techniques employed in the planning, development, construction and evaluation of quality practical projects and processes. Critical thinking skills are developed through engagement with creative practical problem-solving activities. 


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