Food Technology 2 Unit

ATAR Course


The Food Technology syllabus provides students with a broad knowledge of food related technology and skills that are relevant and transferable to other areas of life. Such skills include the ability to analyse, research, experiment, prepare food, manage resources and communicate. This course has been written to complement both employment and further education options.

This course is suitable for students wishing to continue at either university or TAFE.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

A thought-provoking and challenging course for those interested in the paddock to plate pathway of food. Food Technology studies the affect food has on our lifestyles, wellbeing and longevity.

It has a major emphasis upon theory, requiring discussion, research and analysis. Practical experiences are incorporated to support and supplement learning.

It will appeal to students keen to explore food related issues and/or a desire to work in the food industry, either in nutrition, hospitality, marketing or retail, agriculture, science fields.

Complementary subject choices include:

Biology: Nutritional aspects of human development, sensory perception and microbiology of food borne diseases. The use of genetic engineering technology in food production.

PDHPE: Nutrition and sports nutrition, dietary disorders and wellbeing.

Business Studies/ Economics and Geography: The impact of climates on food production. The influence of supply and demand on food trends and pricing. Concepts of marketing, market segments, profit and loss.

Hospitality: Food preparation techniques, Health, Safety and Hygiene, characteristics of food.

And to a lesser degree,

Chemistry: Basic food science, functional properties of food.


There are NO pre-requisites to this course.


This course has both practical and theory components.  The practical component may consist of food analysis, experiments, taste testing, food preparation and presentation.  The HSC examination will be three hours in duration consisting of two extended response questions, multiple choice and short answer questions.


Subject Costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Fees: Excursion costs are kept to a minimum. Students are expected to attend one excursion over the duration of Year 11 and Year 12.