Food Science and Technology ATAR

  • Course Code - AEFST
  • University Pathway

Estimated Cost: $125.00

Course Outline

The focus for Unit 1 is food science: students investigate sensory, physical and chemical properties of food. Through practical cooking lessons, students will investigate the functional properties, which determine the performance of food. Societal and Economic influences on food choice will also be investigated.

Students learn about:
•    Primary and secondary food processes
•    Nutrition and diet related diseases
•    Properties when designing and evaluating products or services

The focus for Unit 2 is the undercover story: students learn about food spoilage, contamination and reasons for preserving food. Food safety laws and regulations are investigated to determine safe preservation, packaging, labelling and storage of food. Students will apply the technology process to devise food orders, production plans and produce safe, quality food.

Students learn about:
•    Food Models
•    Adapting recipes
•    Food processing techniques
•    Nutritional needs of demographic groups

 

Skills Outline

•    Occupational safety and health requirements
•    Safe food handling practices
•    Preparation methods used to produce food products
•    Evaluate food products, services & systems

Minimum Entrance Requirements

C Grade in Year 10 Mathematics and English

Further Study

Year 12 - Food Science & Technology
ATAR Course Code ATFST

Coastal Cluster

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