Year 9 Food Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Hedworth

The Food industry produces and supplies a range of food products to meet people’s needs and opportunity daily. The industry is continually developing, improving, processing and producing food to keep the customers satisfied.

Food Technology consists of both theoretical and practical units, which are closely related.

The aims of the units are intended to further develop basic skills in the areas of food preparation and service. Students also become fully aware of the correct methods of food handling, storage and hygiene requirements for the home and the Hospitality Industry. Students will examine the role of food and its nutritional components, effects of poor nutrition and investigate means of improving nutritional status.

Course Overview

Semester 1
Kitchen Safety and Hygiene- Safe Food Handling Awareness
Kitchen Equipment
Cooking methods

Semester 2
Recipes and recipe adaptation and modification
Technological Knowledge and Understanding of terminology
Basic Food Nutrition- Healthy Eating
Food Choices and Habits, The Dietary Guidelines

Ignore this Semester 3
Food Packaging, Labelling and Advertising- Ways, Material, Functions
Product Designing
Design, Develop and Produce a food product- Market research, identifying needs and Opportunities, consumer feed back


Year 10 Food Technology

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway Tags

Cook, Holiday Park Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Retail Manager, Beekeeper, Army Soldier, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Microbiologist, Baker, Bartender, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Deckhand, Brewer, Butcher, Dairy Processing Operator, Buyer, Waiter/Waitress, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Kitchenhand, Chef, Chemical Production Operator, Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Hotel Porter, Crop Farmer/Manager, Demonstrator, Dietitian, Maitre d’Hotel, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Marine Engineer, Food and Beverage Factory Worker, Food Technologist, Service Station Attendant, Hunter/Trapper, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Winemaker, Packhouse Worker, Photographer, Production Manager, Orchard Farmer/Manager


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