Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Food studies is an exciting field of study that provides fertile ground for cultivating a holistic understanding of the practical challenges facing government, industry and citizens in how to feed ourselves well. This qualification is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of how what we eats shape the world in which we live. Graduates of this degree will understand how they can actively participate in and contribute to reshaping food systems in the context of growing public concerns regarding individual health, community wellbeing, technology, equity, ethics, sustainability and global asymmetries of power. These concerns necessitate critical thinking skills, innovative ideas and the ability to communicate complex food issues effectively.
- 3 years full-time study. 144 credit points
- each semester is 24 credit points based on the combination of subjects chosen.
- Culture and cuisine
- Sensory education
- Economics and global impacts
- Diet and health in society
- Fermenting cultures
- Food movements and social change
- Gastronomic approaches to food studies
- Agriculture and farming systems
- Food policy and governance
- Food and gastronomy in literature and media
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Online application form and interview
Pathways may exist from Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications with academic credits of up to 1 year (Diploma) or up to 18 months (Advanced Diploma) depending on the relevance of the previous studies to the Degree program.
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