Food Science and Technology General

  • Course Code - GTFST
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $125.00

Course Outline

Unit 3 explores the societal, lifestyle and economic issues that influence food choices. Students will investigate a range of diet-related health conditions and examine the functional properties that determine the effect food has on the body. They will develop their expertise with technology and communication skills and demonstrate occupational safety and health requirements to produce safe, quality food products.
Students learn about:

  • Diet-related health conditions
  • Nutrition
  • Functional properties of food

Unit 4 focuses on food spoilage and contamination and explores reasons for preserving food. Students examine the regulations, which determine the way food is packaged, labeled and stored. Influences of food choices will be investigated, with a focus on nutritional wellbeing that arise from lifestyle and cultural traditions. Students will learn to adapt recipes for specific demographic groups and will use the technology process to address a product proposal and produce a preserved food product. 
Students learn about:

  • Preserving Food and adapting recipes
  • Food Laws
  • Environmental impact of food provision
  • Product proposal
  • Sensory properties of food

Minimum Entrance Requirements

C grade in Year 11 Food desirable.

Coastal Cluster

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