Food Science and Technology General

  • Course Code - GEFST
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $133.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

The focus for Unit 1 is food choices and health: students learn about food through practical preparation skills in relation to themselves and their future, either as a career in Hospitality or for a healthy future as an adult.  They work with readily available foods to address individual requirements, eating habits and lifestyles. Students complete two hours of theory and two hours of practical per week, in accordance with SCSA requirements.
Students learn about:
  • Food as a commodity
  • Nutrition
  • Properties when developing products or recipes
The focus for Unit 2 is food for communities: students explore relationships between consumers and enterprises in communities and how these impact on the availability and diversity of food services, products and equipment.
Students learn about:
  • Food preparation
  • Cutting techniques
  • Nutrition
  • Preparation of multi-course meals
  • Ethical and community issues

Skills Outline

  • Safe and hygienic work practices
  • Preparation methods used to produce food products
  • Choosing recipes to suit a purpose
  • Effects of processing of food
  • Variety and availability of local foods
  • Cooperatively work within groups and independently

Minimum Entrance Requirements


Further Study

Year 12 - Food Science & Technology General
Course Code GTFST
Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.