Integrated Learning - Catering


Catering focuses on students working together to cater for various functions that happen in the school calendar.

Course details

  • Prerequisites: An interest in food and catering for events; a willingness to work with others, sometimes out of class and school hours.

About this subject

Catering focuses on students working together to cater for various functions that happen in the school calendar. Students develop their learning and skills in food preparation, group work, and communication to successfully cater for these events. Students can also pursue an area of personal interest related to catering when they complete their individual project. Students may be required to participate in activities outside school hours, both within the school and in the wider community.


This course includes three practical activities which are:

  • Catering Technology, 
  • ANZAC Day Morning Tea, and 
  • Seniors Morning Tea. 

In the Catering Technology assessment, students develop their skills in using catering technology and cook a self-chosen recipe to demonstrate these skills. In the two functions, students apply their skills to work as a team and cater for these two important school functions, both held within school time.

There is one Group Activity, which is a community event. The focus of this changes depending on what is happening in the school. The students collaborate on decision making to successfully cater for a community event that happens within the school such as a Quiz Night or World Scholar's Cup or Health Expo. The event may happen after hours.

The Folio and Discussion task involves planning and preparing a formal dinner. This could be for a School Board Dinner or some other after hours event.

The external assessment is an individual project that students undertake in an area of interest related to catering and one of the capabilities of work or learning. Many students choose to take part in paid employment for the Sky City Gala Ball as their project. 


The practical and group practical assessments will typically involve catering for a function or a real world purpose. 

The externally assessed project gives students the opportunity to explore an area of personal interest related to the program focus of catering and to understand the connections between the program focus of catering and the capabilities of learning and/or work.

School-based Assessment Weighting
Practical 30%
Group Practical 20%
Folio and Discussion 20%
External Assessment
Project 30%

A copy of student assessments must be kept at the school for moderation purposes.

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