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Home Economics

Home Economics is focused on the well-being of people. Studying Home Economics educates students about becoming independent, connecting with others and empowers students to become active, informed members of our community. Home Economics courses draw together theoretical and practical learning to prepare students for a range of real-life challenges related to individuals and families.

Year 7

Students are introduced to Home Economics, the textiles studio and kitchen environment while they investigate, design and create textiles projects and small meals.

Year 8

Year 8 Home Economics is a semester long course of study. Students have opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of food and textiles in response to a series of design challenges. 
Pathway: Year 9 Home Economics.

Year 9  

During this 12 month elective course of study, students have increased opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding, reasoning and communicating processes, and practical skills in response to food and textiles research and design challenges.
Pathway:
  • Year 10 Home Economics
  • Food Studies
  • Textiles Tots and Teens

Year 10

Students are offered 3 electives:
  • Home Economics
  • Food Studies
  • Textiles Tots and Teens

Home Economics

Year 10 Home Economics is focused on preparing students with the knowledge, skills and processes required for success in Senior Home Economics. Studying year 10 Home Economics provides opportunities for students to develop independence and interpersonal skills, knowledge of food science, nutrition, resource management and the development of textiles skills in exploring issues and design challenges.
Pathway:
  • Senior Home Economics
  • Hospitality
  • Early Childhood Studies

Food Studies

Food studies focuses on preparing students for studying Hospitality in years 11 and 12. Food Studies provides opportunities for students to increase their knowledge and skills of food preparation, resource management and the hospitality industry. 
Pathway:
  • Hospitality;
  • Senior Home Economics

Textiles Tots and Teens

Students work in two areas – sewing and child development. Students will undertake a year of study which is broken up into two basic units. The first is a textile unit where students will develop basic sewing and textile decorating techniques in an effort to produce creative and exciting articles suited to both babies and teenagers. While basic textile equipment will be made available, material for individual articles/garments will need to be purchased by student/parent. Secondly, students will learn about child development from pre-birth to 2 years of age. Students will engage in learning activities that will enhance their understanding of children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
Pathway:
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Senior Home Economics 

Year 11 and 12

Students are offered 3 electives in year 11 and 12:
  • Home Economics
  • Hospitality
  • Early Childhood Studies

Home Economics                  

Home Economics is an authority subject. Senior Home Economics extends the opportunities and experiences provided in year 10 Home Economics focusing on the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Home economics educates students about becoming independent, connecting with others and advocating for preferred futures. A study of Home Economics draws together theoretical and practical learning in the areas of Nutrition and food, Textiles and Fashion, and Living Environment while developing knowledge and understanding, reasoning and communicating skills and practical skills. A study of Home Economics empowers students to become active, informed members of society and encourages students to participate in our community.

Hospitality

Students learn about commercial cooking & catering. The purpose of this course is to develop integrated work situations in the form of events or functions that involve a natural progression of activities associated with hospitality.  An extended learning situation in which teams of students conduct a flow of work from kitchen through food preparation to restaurant service and clean-up is encouraged.  The development of efficient and effective work practices and skills is to be emphasised.  Venture activities are incorporated into the course which facilitates the development of teamwork as well as the development of individual skills. This non authority subject would naturally progress to study at a TAFE or further work practices in the Hospitality Industry.

Early Childhood Studies 

Students learn about how children grow, develop and learn from birth to five years.  Students will gain an understanding of the scope of early childhood learning and they will develop an awareness of the role early childhood educators have in the development of children.  This subject is built around the concept of play based learning.  Throughout the subject students will analyse and apply knowledge while planning and evaluating a variety of activities that children engage in.  Students make decisions and solve problems while working both individually and with others.  This non authority subject would naturally progress to study at TAFE or further work practices in the early childhood care and education industry.
 
If you require any further details, please contact:
 
Colin Terry, Acting Head of Department (Applied Technology)
 
on 3714 2333 or cterr28@eq.edu.au