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Quakers Hill High School

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Food Technology

100 hour course (1 year)

This dynamic and engaging one year Food Technology course allows students to explore a variety of food safety and hygiene aspects, essential cooking techniques and key concepts of nutrition. The 100 hour course is a great introduction into the world of food, its purpose in our lives, society and ultimately its industry. The course enables the student to learn valuable skills for life and teaching them to become savvy consumers.

Definite Pros

  • Regular hands-on practical experiences for enhancing student learning
  • Food preparation, cooking skills, knowledge of nutrients, awareness of foods - skills for life!

200 hour course (2 year)

Building the capacity of our previous Food Technology students, this 2 year course allows them to explore Australian cuisine today through traditional, contemporary and multicultural influences. The 200 hour course increases students’ culinary skills with interesting meals and dishes. Creativity, innovation, design and a real appreciation of food in society is analysed.

Definite Pros

  • A wide variety of cuisines and multicultural dishes for practical activities
  • Interesting excursions! More skills and experiences in the kitchen & community!

Food Technology Focus Areas

There are eight focus areas:

  • 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

Students undertaking the 100 hour course are required to complete 3–4 focus areas. Students studying the 200 hour course are required to complete 6–8 focus areas.

CAREERS: Chef, Food Technologist, Restaurant Owner/Manager, Nutritionist, Dietician & more.