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Home Economics Education (HEC) Senior Yrs 11 and 12


Home Economics is an academic subject with a strong practical component.  There are three areas of study:

  • Food Studies
  • Living Environments
  • Textile Studies

Students study the core of each area of study, and a minimum of one elective from two of the three areas of study.  The electives expand and comjplement the core.

In Year 11 & 12, students will undertake study from a variety of electives.

Year 11

​Food Studies ​Textile Studies
  • The health of individuals and society
  • Contemporary issues in food and nutrition for adolescents​
  • Consumer textiles
  • Design for fashion​


Year 12

Food Studies ​Living Environments
  • Food technology for the consumer
  • Food and an Australian identity
  • Individuals and their families in their living environment
  • Launching and Landing


Potential Activities:

Home Economics offers students the opportunity to engage in practical, real life situations where knowledge and skills may be practised and applied.  The prinicples of management, decision-makin and problem solving are the major approach used in Home Economics.  It is anticipated that this approach helps students to make reasoned, informed choices, which, in turn assists them in becoming responsible adults in society.

A variety of learning experiences will be encountered in Home Economics lessons.  These include:-

  • viewing videos
  • observing demonstrations
  • visiting community sites
  • excursions
  • participating in group situations i.e. cooking, personal development
  • reading and analysing information
  • practical work in cooking/sewing
  • conducting research

Career Pathways:

Home Economist, Dietician/Nutritionist, Teacher (School, TAFE, University), Food Technologist, Cookery Demonstrator, Caterer, Waiter/waitress, Flight Attendant, Chef/Cook, Butcher, Self-Employment, Small Business, Hotel/Motel Manager, Textile Designer, Interior Designer, Retail Buyer, Fashion Buyer, Public Relations, Marketing, Relationships Counselling, Personal Development Trainers, Lifestyle Media Presenters, Clothing/Textile Machinist.