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Health Design and Technology


Head of Department – Kay Braiden

Health and Design Technology examines the well-being of people within the context of their personal, family, community and work roles.

This subject encourages personal independence and living effectively within the wider society.

It brings together theoretical understandings and practical applications.

Year 8
  (Design Technology elective unit of study – One Term)

  • Food and Fibre - Examines health, nutrition and textiles.


Year 9 and 10

  • Food and Fibre – offers discreet units in health, nutrition, personal development and textiles, or a combination of these,

    according to student interest.

  • Food Specialisationoffers discreet units that examine food and skills related to food preparation, cookery and presentation.

Year 11 and 12

In the senior school students can select from:

Authority Subject (OP)

  • Home EconomicsThis subject offers students opportunities to discover and further develop critical and creative capabilities that enhance individual and family wellbeing. In turn, these attributes can be used in their personal and professional lives, informing their future decisions and actions.


(Non OP)

  • Early Childhood - The study area specification (SAS) in Early Childhood has been developed as a two-year course of study for students in the senior phase of learning. The primary focus of the early childhood field of study and industry is to promote the wellbeing of young children and a greater awareness of the importance of quality practices in the wider community.


Vet Certificates (Non OP)

  • Certificate II – Hospitality – This is a Stand Alone Vocational Education and Training subject.  Students need to study and complete 12 units of competency from the Hospitality Industry Training Package in both the Food and Beverage or Commercial Cookery areas. This course of study is designed to provide an understanding of the hospitality industry.  Students have the opportunity to understand issues associated with hospitality workplace culture and practices, and develop the skills, processes and attitudes crucial for making valid decisions. Students will investigate hospitality as a possible future career and develop an awareness of ethical and responsible attitudes in the work environment.