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Home Economics Education (HEC) Junior: Yrs 8, 9 & 10



A course can be designed around a selection of the following strands of study:

Home Economics Practice

  • Preparation and production of a range of dishes for tasting, testing and sharing to meet a range of specific purposes.
  • Comprehensive study of individual and group nutritional requirements.
  • Designing, planning and producing using textiles for a range of people and situations.
  • Study of fabric design and construction.


Becoming Independent

  • Studying the interaction between individuals and their living environment coupled with consumer decisions.
  • Preparation and production of functional items to enhance the living environment.


Living in the Wider Society

  • Studying the stages of physical, emotional and social development.
  • Studying the functions and roles of individuals and their relationships.



Year 8

For the 10 week unit "Back to Basics" in Year 8 students are involved in:

  • Practical activities to encourage their skills and enjoyment in preparing food for both themselves and their family.
  • Hygenic and safe work practices in food preparation.
  • Preparing a variety of nutritious, economical dishes using tasty recipes.


In Year 9 & 10, students will undertake study from a variety of electives.

Year 9

​Food & Nutrition ​Textiles
  • Nothing but the Truth: Fad Diets & Fast Foods
  • Whacky Snacking
  • Food in an Instant
  • Cooking up a Storm
  • Food on the Run
  • Party Time
  • Dazzling Desserts
  • Comfy Cushions
  • Creative Scrap booking
  • Its in the Bag​

Year 10


​Food & Nutrition ​Textiles
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
  • Disease Buster
  • Fit for Life
  • A Multicultural Affair
  • A Weightly Problem
  • The Art of Hospitality
  • Ready. Set. Go!​
  • Kharisma Kreative Textiles
  • Very Vintage
  • Retro Denim
  • Running a Small Business​