Year 8 Food & Fibre Technology

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: 1 Semester

Recommended background: Nil


This course consists of one term of Food Technology and one term of Fibre Technology.

In Food & Fibre students complete a 10 week unit of food technology where they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of food production skills. Students will develop their skills and understanding of the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 5 food groups, nutrients, safe and hygienic work practices and effective use of time and resources.

Food practicals may include:

  • Build your own Hamburger
  • Crunchy Muesli Cookies
  • Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables
  • Fluffy Omelette with Banana Smoothie
  • Apple Tea Cake 

They will also complete a 10 week unit of fibre technology where they will continue to develop skills in the safe and correct operation of a sewing machine and associated equipment. Students will develop their design skills and their machining skills through the construction of a variety of items:

Projects may include:

  • Small zippered pencil case
  • Boxer shorts


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes.

Special Requirements: 

Please note that students will be required to provide their own fabric for the boxer shorts task.

Leads to: Year 9 Food & CultureYear 9 Food & NutritionYear 9 Textiles, Year 9 Art MetalworkYear 9 Digital TechnologyYear 9 Metalwork, and Year 9 Woodwork.