Stage 1

Nutrition A

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course.


Level 4 or better in any Year 10 Science subject with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” and Year 10 English. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation.

Focus Capabilities

Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.

Related Subject
Subject Description

Students of Nutrition A are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition. Students explore the links between food, health and diet-related diseases.

Students have the opportunity to examine factors that influence food choices and reflect on local, national, Indigenous and global concerns and associated issues. They investigate the Australian Guidelines to healthy eating and gain knowledge of macro and micronutrients. Students learn about the effects of diet and diet promotion on society. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health.

Topics Covered:

Macronutrients and Micronutrients

  • Function, sources, over-consumption, deficiency

  • Diet Related Disorders

  • Testing for nutrient practical

  • Dietary analysis

Australian Dietary Guidelines

  • Recommended Dietary Intake

  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

  • Analysis of a diet plan using My Fitness Pal

Course Fees


Additional Costs

A cost of up to $10.00 may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks.

Assessment Type 1:

Investigation Folio: Investigations, Practicals.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Application Task: ​​Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.

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Assessment Type 4:


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