LevelStage 2
Learning AreaScience
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteThat students have successfully completed one semester of a Stage 1 Science
Additional CostsOptional SASTA Nutrition Study Guide.
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who are interested in up to date information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social, economic and sustainability issues in nutrition.

Knowledge of food, nutrition and science is an advantage.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • understand the biochemistry of nutrients: their structure, function, and interaction
  • understand the nature of diet-related disorders
  • understand the digestive system
  • understand the impact of diet on health and wellbeing throughout the life cycle
  • understand the labelling of foods and its implications for health
  • consider and interpret endorsed nutrition educational programs and tools
  • evaluate factors influencing food choice
  • understand the different components of the food system
  • understand the impact of the food system on the environment
  • explore contemporary developments in the food system
  • understand the implications of food wastage on sustainability


  • Principles of nutrition, physiology, and health
  • Health promotion and emerging trends
  • Sustainable food systems

Underpinning skill sets

  • Nutrition literacy and numeracy
  • Nutrition and technology.

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 2 through the following assessment types:

  • one Case study and two Skills and Application Tasks - 40%
  • one Design Practical Task and one Science as a Human Endeavour task - 30%
  • two hour external examination - 30%


That students have successfully completed one semester of a Stage 1 Science


Travel and any associated costs to attend any recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student. SASTA Nutrition study guides are recommended and can be directly purchased from SASTA.

Last updated: 04 August 2022