The Technology Faculty covers two areas: Food Technology and Hard Technology.

Food Technology

There is a range of courses from Years 7 to 12. Each course offers a different aspect of food preparation, knowledge and skills.

All courses will cover the following skills:

  • Practical cooking skills - students learn to cook
  • Nutrition skills – the selection and preparation of good foods, as well as the ability to be informed consumers in their selection of available food products.
  • Designing of foods for restaurants and special events – learning aspects of catering and the food industry.
  • Experiencing a variety of Food Technology fields such as Pastry Chef, Confectionery, Sugar Craft, Food Styling and Food Photography.

Students interested in Food Technology should consider investigating our broad range of subjects and the many career options available in this area.

Examples of Food and Hard Technology created by our students

Hard Technology

  • Wood Metals
  • Plastics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering

This covers the areas of Wood, Metals, Plastics, Electronics and Engineering. In Year 7, students are introduced to Technology in conjunction with Art. The students use design skills to produce a range of products using woods and plastics.

During Years 8 to 10, students may choose courses in the area of Technology they favour.

The courses in Wood offer the students the chance to produce a wide variety of products including storage units, picture frames, skateboards, chairs, stools and tables.

In Metal courses, students are introduced to welding and they can make many products including, wine racks, tongs, tool boxes and bottle openers. This area also leads the students into engineering where they can be involved in the production of solar powered vehicles or the Hovercraft.

Engineering is for students interested in mechanics and electronics. Students may become involved in the making of Billy Carts, welding projects or many of the mechanical projects on offer.

In Electronics courses, the students are introduced to the basic principles of Electronics and the making of many products that use electrical circuits, such as alarms and warning lights.

In Years 11 and 12, students may select to study Wood and make more elaborate products. Students design and produce wood products, such as tables, chairs, sideboards, cupboards and storage units.

Year 9 students showcasing the design and construction of their solar boats

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For further Curriculum information please contact the Billanook College Registrar:
Phone Number: 03 9724 1179 or email