Food Technology- will develop knowledge and understanding about food nutrients and diets for optimum nutrition, the functional properties of food, safe preparation, storage, packaging, marketing and presentation of food, sensory characteristics of food, the influences on food availability and factors affecting food selection. Practical skills in planning, preparing and presenting food are integrated throughout the course.
Design and Technology - is explored through areas such as design theory and practice, design processes, environmental and social issues, communication, research, technologies, and the manipulation of materials, tools and techniques. The course involves hands-on practical activities, which develop knowledge and skills in designing and producing.
Engineering Studies - provides students with the opportunity to study engineering by investigating a range of applications and fields of engineering. Students learn about historical and societal influences, the scope of the profession and develop skills in technical communication. Students apply knowledge of engineering mechanics, hydraulics, electricity, electronics and engineering materials to solve engineering problems.
Industrial Technology - will develop a student's knowledge and understanding of a selected industry and its related technologies highlighting the importance of design, management and production through practical experiences. Project work and an industry study aim to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the focus area, Timber Products and Furniture Technologies.
Information Processes and Technology - Information systems and the role they play in society have increased in significance in recent years. Students analyse the raw ingredients – information, information technology and participants – which combine to form information processes within information systems. The area of information systems provides major jobs growth for many sectors of the community. Moreover, fields which have not traditionally been associated with computers – but in which processing information is a vital function – are emerging as exciting new areas of employment. Students analyse this in the context of music, the arts, science and technology as well as new and fast-growing industries that use multimedia.
Software Design and Development - Software Design and Development in Stage 6 refers to the creativity, knowledge, values and communication skills required to develop computer programs. The subject provides students with a systematic approach to problem solving, an opportunity to be creative, excellent career prospects and interesting content. While a variety of computer applications are used in this subject, they are not the primary focus. The focus of this subject is the development of computer-based solutions that require the design of computer software.