Version Effective: 27th of November, 2019
Version Effective: 27th of November, 2019

PDC65733 - QCAA Food & Nutrition: Food Drivers & Emerging Trends

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course has been designed to complement the work delivered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to focus on developing teacher confidence, capability and expertise in the key concepts and topics covered in the Food and Nutrition syllabus. It offers subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to underpin effective and contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in the subject.

This course introduces consumer drivers and the impact of these on food choices. It will also explore the impact of physical food properties and consumer choices through the explanation of sensory profiling. This course will provide the key ideas around labelling, food safety and food formulation for consumer markets. Participants will investigate food trends and how individual choices can be affected through relevant problem-solving skills to become more critically aware of personal beliefs and actions.

The fee for this short course will be $100.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this short course, however, it is designed for Secondary School teachers who expect to teach the QCAA Food & Nutrition General Senior Syllabus.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/

Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • Food Processing
  • Process/Manufact Food

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for Secondary School teachers in Queensland who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain food and nutrition insights to inform teaching practices.

Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration. Upon successful completion of the course, teachers will be awarded 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

12 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand consumer influences in the development of new food products
  2. Explain why sensory properties of foods are valuable to the development of food products
  3. Identify and describe food labelling within a specific context
  4. Synthesise information on food trends to reflect on food-related choices using a problem-based learning framework.

Self-Assessment (Optional)

Reflective Portfolio

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