Health & Child Studies

Stage 1 Child Studies A & B

Child Studies A: Students will focus on issues related to the development of children, growth and wellbeing of children up to age 8. Topics covered include kitchen safety, influences of media on children’s eating habits, investigating how play assists physical and social/emotional development, making a children’s toy and making a game or activity. The course involves many practical aspects and will include working with children.

Child Studies B: Students will focus on issues related to the development of children, growth and wellbeing of children up to age 8. Topics covered include child safety, investigating the cost of raising a child, researching community resources and childhood nutrition with students making a children’s book, preparing nutritional food and teaching kindergarten children about safety issues. The course involves many practical aspects and will include working with children.

Stage 1 Cookery Skills A & B

Cookery Skills A: This course gives students the opportunity to develop a range of basic cooking skills. There are four assessment tasks which all have a practical focus. Two tasks are based on demonstrating basic cooking skills learnt during the course, one is based on creating a luncheon, and one is based on creating a morning tea.

Cookery Skills B: This course gives students the opportunity to develop a range of basic cooking skills. There are four assessment tasks which all have a practical focus. Two tasks are based on demonstrating basic cooking skills learnt during the course, one is based on catering for a community event, and one is based on an invention test.

Stage 1 Food and Hospitality A & B

This course gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge around nutrition, lifestyle issues, marketing and food presentation. Students explore skills that are used within the Food and Hospitality Industry. This course focuses on both practical and theory based assessment tasks.

Stage 1 Health A & B

Health A: Students investigate the causes of obesity and create presentations to give to primary school students. They investigate alternatives to drug use and prepare an educational health promotion for teenagers. Positive emotional health and various mental health issues are explored by looking at a variety of scenarios and completing dilemma solving activities.

Health B: Students research the various aspects of health and create presentations to give to primary school students. They investigate the components of fitness and explore ways of keeping fit around Whyalla, including participating in various gym classes. Socialisation and healthy relationships are explored with dilemma solving activities completed on set scenarios.

Stage 2 Catering

This course teaches a range of catering and food presentation techniques. It provides students with the opportunity to cater for a range of events. Assessment tasks include five tasks based on both theory and practical, and a major project. Students will be required to access resources within the wider community.

Stage 2 Child Studies

Students will explore a variety of topics including child development, nutrition, resources available for children with special needs, obesity in children, the importance of play and safety for children up to 8 years. The course is quite practical with students making toys, games, activities, healthy meals and demonstrations for children. They must be prepared to work with young children. Each assignment includes a theory and practical component (excluding the 2000 word Investigation).

Stage 2 Food and Hospitality

This course focuses on the impact of the Food and Hospitality industry within Australia. Students build on relevant skills used within the industry. Six assessment tasks that focus on both practical and theory content and a 2000 word investigation are completed throughout the year.

Stage 2 Food & The Community

Students complete a Contract of Work around a community cooking project of choice. Their chosen project will need to involve developing essential cooking skills. Students are required to organise a community mentor to help guide them through their project. This subject offers students the opportunity to develop a range of life skills through topics such as budget cooking, planning and delivering a dinner party, planning and designing a cookbook, running a mock café and healthy choices.

Stage 2 Health

Students will investigate a variety of topics including obesity prevention, sexuality, personal goal setting, bullying, dilemma solving and health-promoting organisations. The course involves exploration of community health agencies and students must be prepared to work with peers to prepare presentations that will be delivered to primary school children.

Cert II Kitchen Operations

The Certificate II in Kitchen Operations provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of kitchen functions and activities that require the application of a limited range of practical skills in a defined context. Work may be undertaken in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including Restaurants, Hotels, Catering Operations, Clubs, Pubs, Cafes, Cafeterias and Coffee Shops. Individuals may work with some autonomy or in a team, but usually under close supervision.

Cert III Aged Care

This qualification will prepare students for work as a Carer in a residential Aged Care facility. It is the standard entry qualification for workers in this sector and will introduce students to all aspects of a Carer’s role, including personal care, well-being and assistance with daily activities.

Cert III Allied Health Services Assistance

Students will learn to assist Allied Health Workers who provide patient care and support services to complement dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrist’s services. The course, offered over two years, will have links to the hospital, aged-care facilities and Allied Health professionals who will enable students to relate their course work to a practical context.

Cert III Community Services Work

This qualification applies to community work delivered through a broad range of services which provide support to individuals and groups. Job role titles may include:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Development Worker;
  • Client Contact;
  • Community Care Worker;
  • Assistant Community Workers (focusing in community health primarily in an Indigenous community);
  • Indigenous Youth Worker; Intake and Referral Worker (Aboriginal);
  • Juvenile Justice Court Officer;
  • Juvenile Justice Officer;
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker;
  • Recreational Activities Officer (weekend);
  • Support Worker (community based with an orientation toward any or a number of the following: youth, women, families, domestic violence, child protection);
  • Tenants working in a range of areas; Youth Case Worker (community health service setting – non-residential); Youth Housing Support Worker; Youth Worker.

Cert III Early Childhood Education

This course enables students to complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care over Years 11 and 12. This qualification reflects the role of educators in a range of Early Childhood settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Standards. Students learn to support children’s wellbeing, as well as their learning and development.

Cert III Education Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including Public and Independent schools and Community Education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision. The certificate is directed towards those seeking employment as school-based School Services Officers or as an intermediary step towards further training.