Course Title: Identify nutritional fundamentals

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5184 Diploma of Food Science & Technology

Course Title: Identify nutritional fundamentals

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2011

Course Contact: Afsaneh Porzoor

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4876

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify the fundamentals of nutrition as they relate to the food processing industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP039 Identify nutritional fundamentals


1. Identify possible food sources of key nutrients

2. Identify the principles of food digestion and absorption

3. Review Australian nutrition policies and strategies.

4. Evaluate the nutritional contribution of processed foods to the Australian diet.

Learning Outcomes

This is a competency based unit

Overview of Assessment

Written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
Research assignment of specific area food processing
Case studies

Students obtain a result of competent (C) or not yet competent (NYC)
Results will also be graded.
Student must pass each Assessment task to demonstrate Competence.