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

PDC65784 - QCAA Food & Nutrition: Overview & Introduction

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 the study of food across a range of contexts and sectors. It will provide participants with the skills and resources to understand the importance of food, nutrition and food technologies.

There is no fee associated with this short course.

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 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour 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.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

1 hour

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how problem-based learning approaches to knowledge of food science, nutrition and food technologies can solve 'real-world' food and nutrition problems
  2. Describe how the food system influences consumer access to nutritional foods.

Self-Assessment (Optional)

Reflective Portfolio


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