HSN106 - Food Fundamentals


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong (Waurn Ponds) (blended learning)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in D301, D333, E377, H315 and H318 or
D304, D311, D321, D331 and S320 students completing the Food Science major (MJ-S000098).

For students enrolled in Burwood course location – must enrol into Burwood campus unit offering.

For students enrolled in Geelong course location – can enrol into either Geelong or Burwood campus offering.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Student Adviser in Student Central. Enrolment quotas apply.




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010.

D304, D311, D321, D331, S320 students must be enrolled in MJ-S000098 Food Science

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood students:
1x 2 hour lectures (livestreamed with recordings provided) and 4 x 2.5 hour practical experience (laboratory).

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) (blended learning) students:
1x 2 hour lecture (livestreamed with recordings provided) and 2 x 5 hour intensive practical lectures. The intensive practical experience (laboratory) will be held on weekend days (i.e., Saturdays or Sundays) at Burwood (Melbourne) campus.


Burwood (Melbourne) students will need to enrol into the Burwood unit offerings.

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students can choose one of the below two options:
A. Waurn Ponds (Geelong) (blended learning) unit offering: Attend 2 x 5 hour intensive practical classes. These intensive practical sessions are typically conducted on weekend days (i.e., Saturdays or Sundays) at Burwood (Melbourne) campus.
B. Burwood (Melbourne) unit offering: Attend 4 x 2.5 hour practical classes at Burwood throughout the trimester. Geelong students who choose to enrol into Burwood offering can only do so via a manual enrolment request


This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake careers in food-related industries. Students will gain an understanding of food preparation and manufacturing processes applied to basic food commodities such as such as grains, cereals, vegetables, fruit, legumes, dairy, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, fat and oil products, starch, sugars and beverages. Products arising from these commodities have quality attributes that will be examined in some detail.

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