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Home Economics Education Major


Prepares students to take on the challenges of teaching home economics in a range of subject areas across Years 7 to 12.

Students receive specialised instruction in both the theory and practical components relating to hospitality and food science, family and community studies, and textiles.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students are required to complete 10 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CHN1101Ecology of Children and Families 115
NUT1121Human Nutrition15
CSC1175Textiles and Clothing 115
NUT1111Food and Nutrients15
FAS2107Pattern Construction 15
HEE2113Food Knowledge and Appreciation15
HOS2500Food Service Management15
CSC3275Textiles and Clothing 215
NUT2210Nutrition in the Life Cycle15
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HEE2312Home Economics Curriculum 115
HEE2313Home Economics Curriculum 215

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of home economics education and the Australian curriculum and teaching strategies for home economics teaching in secondary education.
  2. Review analyse and synthesise knowledge of teaching strategies to plan for the content of home economics teaching.
  3. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to plan and implement home economics programs for a range of students with diverse abilities and needs, and assess the outcomes.
  4. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats.
  5. Demonstrate leadership, exercise professional judgement and collaborate to plan, problem solve and make decisions in home economics.
  6. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to create positive learning environments in home economics.
  7. Critically reflect using accredited standards, mentor feedback and the ECA Code of Ethics to demonstrate responsibility and accountability and plan for continued collaborative and autonomous professional learning and development.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in both government and non-government secondary schools teaching Home Economics.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Home Economics Teacher

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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