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Food technology

At Riverstone High School we recognise the significant role that elective subjects play in broadening the educational opportunities of our students and the value that these subjects provide in making our students job ready. Many of our students gain employment in apprenticeships and traineeships.

The delicious aromas wafting down the school corridors make Food Technology a popular elective choice. Television cooking shows like MasterChef, My Kitchen Rules and Cake Boss have encouraged the 'home cook' to become more adventurous in their food preparation. Increased health awareness and community based food programs including Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution are encouraging people to consume healthier more natural diets.

Students explore the history of the Australian food industry, modern food trends, influences on food choices and nutrition. They investigate aspects of food product development. Food preparation skills from a basic to more advanced level are undertaken, giving a glimpse into careers in the Hospitality industry. Past students have successfully gained apprenticeships as chefs with Matt Moran, Neil Perry and Peter Kuruvita, all renowned Australian chefs.

Units studied throughout the course include:

  • Food preparation and processing
  • Nutrition and consumption
  • 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

Course duration: 1 year (100 hours) for Year 9 as a one-year elective or 2 years (200 hours) for Year 9 and 10 as a two-year elective.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Equipment required: Black leather enclosed shoes, apron and hat.

Fees: $90 per year

Download the Year 9 and 10 assessment schedule (DOCX 18KB) for more information.