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Enterprise

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Welcome to the Enterprise Department Coombabah State High School. The department encompasses the subject area of Home Economics. The Department offers a selection of subjects that cater for a wide range of student interest and abilities. Subjects offered include Applied and VET based courses. In Home Economics, students undertake both theoretical and practical studies. Senior courses also provide opportunities for students to complete work experience at local industries.

Year 7 and 8

Home Economics

Students study one semester of Home Economics in either Year 7 or Year 8. The course divides into two sections incorporating Food Technology and Textile Technology. Both areas provide students with basic life skills in food preparation, relationships and textiles.

Year 9

Food Studies

This is an elective subject based around the study of Food and Nutrition. Students complete practical cookery and related theory over a semester. There is a fee attached to this course.

Funky Fashion

Students selecting this elective subject will gain a good understanding of the fashion industry and will make a variety of textile products. Students provide their own choice of fabric and accessories.

Year 10

Food Studies

This elective subject is designed to make students more informed global citizens with a focus on designing a preferred future. Topics covered include food insecurity and sustainability. There is a fee attached to this course.

Year 11 and 12

Students have the option of selecting an Applied or VET options. All courses are of two year duration.

Applied subject

Hospitality Practices

Develops knowledge, understanding and skills about the hospitality industry and emphasises the food and beverage sector, which includes food and beverage production and service. In studying Hospitality Practices, students will learn about navigating the hospitality industry, working effectively with others and hospitality in practice. Students can earn up to 4 credit points.

VET options

SIT 20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

To achieve a qualification students must complete 12 units of competency, consisting of 6 core units and 6 elective units. At the completion of this course, students will be awarded 4 credit points.

This course is VETiS funded and presented on behalf of an outside registered training group (Blueprint Career Development). As part of the certificate, students will undertake Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Service of Gambling courses. Work placement is a compulsory component of the certificate.

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Students will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood and provide education and care to children in a range of services. At the successful completion of the certificate, students will earn 8 credit points. There is a minimum of 120 hours of work placement required for this course. The course is presented by on behalf of the registered training organisation (Charlton Brown) by Coombabah State High School staff. This course is fee based.


HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support/HLT33115 Certificate III in  Health Services Assistance

Get a head start in the health care sector with this entry-level dual qualification. This pathway is perfect for people looking for the foundation skills needed to assist in a diverse range of health care settings.

Develop the skills you need to comply with infection prevention and WHS, interpret and apply medical terminology, and recognise healthy body systems. You will also learn how to transport clients and carry out nursing assistant duties in a range of settings.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an AIN (Assistant in Nursing). It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in this field.

Our TAFE at School program will give you a head start in your career. Successful completion of your course counts toward your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and will give you guaranteed entry into a diploma course at TAFE Queensland. Your certification will also allow you to enter the workforce sooner.


Students are graded NYC (Not Yet Competent) or C (Competent) at exit of courses for VET based studies.

These details were correct as of the 17 June 2020.

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Last reviewed 17 June 2020
Last updated 17 June 2020