Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L3 Technology Food

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. May.

Required Prior Learning

Students must have achieved at least 16 internal credits in L1TEFT and ideally completed L2TEFT. Subject to approval of the HOD.  If you are unsure have a chat with Mrs May.

A student centered course dealing with real problem solving in a practical environment. The students establish their own end user for whom they use technological practice to produce a creative practical solution. 

The students will investigate the issue, research and design possible solutions to develop ad refine a practical solution. Students will work predominantly with food based materials, although there is a possible scope to extend into other mediums.  This course would be ideal for any student wishing to either progress to university or undertake any food or technology based career. The students will gain practical skills from this course.

Students can gain up to 16 credits and will be internally assessed to L3 Technology Achievement Standards. Technology is an approved subject and is appropriate for students intending to study at university.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the L3 Tourism and Hospitality Queenstown Experience tour towards the end of Term 1.  They will visit Queenstown Resort College, experience local attractions and see firsthand what the tourism and hospitality industry has to offer.  This is an optional trip that will enhance student learning and experiences, but is not directly linked to assessment for this course.  Trip costs to be determined.

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a Culinary Experience Tour to Melbourne, Australia at the end of Term 3.  Details to be decided with some fundraising towards costs.

Learning Areas:

Technology Soft Materials & Processing [Food, Hospitality, Fashion & Design & Textiles]

Assessment Procedures
Career Pathways

Medical Laboratory Technician, Brewer, Butcher, Waiter/Waitress, Clinical Physiologist, Kitchenhand, Chef, Garment Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Dental Technician, Hotel Porter, Cook, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Maitre d’Hotel, Veterinary Nurse, Architectural Technician, Food Technologist, Baker, Cafe Worker, Biochemist, Biotechnologist