The study of Food Technology provides students with a broad knowledge of food properties, processing, preparation, nutritional considerations and consumption patterns. It addresses the importance of hygiene and safe working practices and legislation in relation to the production of food. Students develop food-specific skills, which can be applied in a range of contexts enabling students to produce quality food products. The course also provides students with contexts through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety food adds to life and how it contributes to both vocational and general life experiences.
Molong Central School offers students the opportunity to gain a Vocational Education And Training (VET) qualification in the form of Certificate II Hospitality - Food and Beverage.
Vocational Education And Training programs undertaken in schools are courses students can participate in as part of their High School Certificate. These subjects are dual accreditation whereby students may achieve a Certificate II accreditation and the HSC where the results count towards an ATAR. VET courses provide credit towards a Nationally Recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework. The training that students receive reflect specific industry competency standards.
Students will develop the skills necessary to work in the hospitality industry including food service, barista skills, safe and hygienic food preparation and communication and teamwork skills. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of catering and practical experiences to ensure they develop skills to industry standard.
All students must complete 70 Hours of compulsory work placement, as directed by NESA, which provides them with valuable experiences and skill acquisition in an industry setting.
Students will follow the RTOs training and assessment strategy that includes the following units of competency:
Technology Mandatory Year 7 & 8
Technology encompasses a diverse collection of knowledge, skills and processes that people use to satisfy their needs and to extend human capabilities. Technology Mandatory is a rich and complex subject that provides students with opportunities to become technologically literate individuals capable of developing creative solutions to identified problems and situations.
Technologies affect and enrich the lives of people and societies globally and contribute to shaping preferred futures. Through the study of Technology Mandatory, students develop the capacity for action and a critical appreciation of the processes through which technologies evolve and how they contribute to society.
Knowledge and understanding of technological content is developed through pedagogical approaches, such as project and problem-based learning. Through the production of innovative solutions to contextually relevant problems, students are provided with opportunities to use a variety of thinking strategies, embrace new concepts and learn through trialling, testing and refining ideas. The practical nature of Technology Mandatory engages students in design and production activities as they develop safe practices and refine skills working with varied materials and production technologies. These authentic learning experiences provide students with a sense of satisfaction and are the foundation for life-long learning.
The opportunity to investigate problems, generate ideas and produce sustainable solutions develops skills and attitudes that are valued in our society and are integral to Australia’s economic future. The skills and capabilities developed by students through the study of a variety of technology contexts can be applied to further education, and career opportunities in design, technology, engineering, science, mathematics and related fields.
Stage 6 Design and Technology
The Stage 6 Design and Technology course involves the study of design theory and practice, design processes, environmental and social issues, communication, research, technologies, and the manipulation of materials, tools and techniques. It involves hands-on practical activities which develop knowledge and skills in designing and producing. The course involves the development, realisation and documentation of design projects. The Major Design Project and supporting folio requires students to select and apply appropriate design, production and evaluation skills to a product, system or environment that satisfies an identified need or opportunity.