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Home economics

Vision statement

To provide quality vocational education and training opportunities through delivery of appropriate curriculum, maintaining industry training resource standards and delivery by trained staff in order to maximise student outcomes and create pathways to post school options.

About the Home economics faculty

Our staff in the Home economics faculty are committed to providing a range of subjects in stages 4-6 that allow students to develop their understanding of course concepts through both practical and theoretical experiences.

In addition to the mainstream Technological and applied studies (TAS) subjects, there is a strong commitment to Vocational Education and Training (VET), with the upgrade of one of the school’s kitchen facilities to a Trade Skills Centre for Hospitality. 21st century learning is facilitated in the Trade Skills Centre, which includes state of the art facilities with a full commercial kitchen for Hospitality students.

Our staff are committed to providing access and opportunity for students to develop their understanding of course concepts through both practical and theoretic experiences. The learning opportunities in Home economics subjects enable individuals to develop the skills and processes required to design, create and assess quality solutions that respond to identified needs and opportunities in a variety of settings.


  • Ms C Hindi - Head Teacher / School VET Coordinator
  • Mrs E Ranjit - Teacher
  • Ms K Coury  - Teacher 
  • Mr A Fodor - Teacher
  • Mrs C Gauci - Teacher 
  • Ms D Worgan - Kitchen Assistant

Subjects in the Home Economics Faculty

Stage 4

  • Technology Mandatory

Stage 5

  • Child Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles Technology

Stage 6

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Hospitality - Kitchen Operations (VET)
  • Textiles and Design
  • Exploring Early Childhood (Non-ATAR)


Over the year, various forms of assessment tasks are used in Home economics to evaluate student learning and understanding in each year group, and for all subjects offered.

All students are provided with an assessment notification at least 2 weeks prior to each scheduled task being held. It is important that students read and understanding this information and seek clarification, where necessary, well in advance of that task occurring.

Information about assessment tasks in Home economics are communicated to students and parents through the SkoolBag App, and also located on the assessment and reporting section of this site.