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Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Intake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Food Technology

Study an Additional Teaching Area in Food Technology for Secondary Education at UON

Examine the increasingly complex relationship between food, technology and society.

Our Food Technology additional teaching area encompasses areas such as food science, human nutrition, food chemistry and hospitality. When you study Food Technology as your additional teaching area, you’ll focus on growing issues around sustainability, food security, consumer excess and many others.

As a Food Technology teacher, you will share your expertise through engaging and informative lesson plans. Your role will be to ensure that young students have a solid understanding of the various challenges, issues and advancements relevant to food, diet and nutrition. This knowledge will enable and empower them to become positive and pro-active members of the community.

You will also learn how to assist secondary students in developing skills and knowledge in food handling, hygiene and nutrition, as well as in making healthy choices. Secondary students can also build on this foundation and subsequently pursue study, training or work in related sectors.

What jobs can you get with an Additional Teaching Area in Food Technology?

Study Food Technology as your additional teaching area to learn how to teach the junior and senior secondary school syllabus. You’ll be equipped to handle a HSC class, as well as teaching foundation courses to junior students. You could pursue a career in:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

Food Technology teachers can increase their employability or further specialise in the field by studying related teaching areas. Majors (first teaching areas) that pair well with Food Technology include Health and Physical Education, Biology, Economics, and Business Studies.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning more about food, diet and nutrition, particularly in relation to healthy eating and high school students.
  • Goals to educate young students about healthy eating habits and the importance of nutrition to a healthy body.
  • A commitment to designing informative theoretical lessons, as well as structured practical learning experiences to engage students with their studies.

What do you learn in a Food Technology Additional Teaching Area?

Study Food Technology as an additional teaching area and you will be offered a variety of courses in food science, technology and sociology. You can study courses in:

  • Food Science: Courses in food science will develop students’ ability to approach food using scientific interpretive frameworks. You’ll study the composition, structure and function of food, as well as specific legal aspects, such as additives.
  • Food Technology: Your core study will focus on the curriculum for the HSC and junior Food Technology courses. You’ll learn about the the Australian Food Industry, design, promotion and marketing pertaining to food related businesses.
  • Specialist Studies in Technology: You’ll have the opportunity to further specialise in food and technology, as a means to inform your topic choices for Stage 5 elective courses. Your coursework will focus on current issues in the field, and how you can use them to inform your teaching practice.

Which degrees include this Additional Teaching Area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study an additional teaching area in Food Technology.

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