Home Economics: Home Economics is a very interesting and useful subject. It helps students to develop skills which will be useful in everyday life. It promotes the wellbeing of students within the home, the community, nationally and globally. It will help students maintain a healthy happy life by focusing on nutrition and health throughout the life cycle. Home Economics gives students knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.
In years 7-10 Home Economics provides an introduction to a culinary of delights. Students learn basic cooking skills and nutrition. They explore factors that influence their food choices and a variety of recipes are prepared. Students are taught correct food handling techniques, good hygiene practices and effective safety procedures in the kitchen.
In years 11-12 students have the opportunity to study Food Science and Technology, Caring for Others and Certificate II in Hospitality/ Tourism. In Food Science students investigate healthy food for adolescents, food models, food choices and local foods. The units are designed to develop practical cooking skills, menu planning, costing, meal presentation, teamwork and safe working habits.
Engineering and Design and Technology: Everything man made that a person uses was a design concept at some stage. It was then made, tested and developed to suit a specific purpose whether it is holding a substance in a container, dividing a room in two or moving people over a body of water.
In Design and Technology students build the hand skills and materials knowledge required to successfully complete design challenges. We have a variety of tools and equipment ranging from traditional hand and power tools to more advanced items such as laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC equipment. Students learn how to research and develop an idea, create a prototype and complete a final model.
Digital Technology: We are living in the Information age that requires constant consumption and manipulation of information. It is therefore critical that our students are empowered by giving them opportunities to develop their digital literacy so they can become:
- Effective users of digital systems
- Critical consumers of information conveyed by digital systems, and
- Innovative creators of digital solutions
Year 7 to 10 Digital technology offers students practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be innovative developers of a range of digital solutions and knowledge. They learn how to confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively transform data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings. They also learn about cyber safety which equips them with the knowledge to use new and emerging technologies with confidence and in a safe manner.
In year 11 and 12 students can have a choice of a WACE or VET pathway with the following courses offered at Kiara CollegeWACE pathway
- Applied information Technology (Years 11 & 12)
- Business Management and Enterprise (Years 11 & 12)
- Certificate II Business
- Certificate III Business
- Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology