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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the dynamic and challenging area of food and beverage operations. Initially it analyses the historical and cultural issues that have developed and influenced social and cultural norms. Students develop an understanding of the key operational activities and legal responsibilities of a food and beverage outlet. This is followed with an examination of the main issues facing food and beverage operators today and evaluates current trends and practices that are emerging.

Unit content

Topic 1: Historical, cultural and social context of food and beverage

Topic 2: The scope of the food service industry, organisational structures and the roles and responsibilities within organisations

Topic 3: Overview of the major trends and issues facing food and beverage operators

Topic 4: The Menu

Topic 5: The world of wine and other beverages

Topic 6: Service theory and principles for food and beverage

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Describe and explain the main categories of food and beverage outlets, their operational areas and the main roles and responsibilities within these organisationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2Demonstrate an understanding of how wine is produced, the characteristics of the main grape varieties used and the basic principles of wine and food matchingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3Examine emerging food and beverage operations in an historical and cultural contextIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4Identify current trends and evaluate their impact on food and beverage operatorsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5Analyse and evaluate a range of food and beverage operational issues.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the main categories of food and beverage outlets, their operational areas and the main roles and responsibilities within these organisations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how wine is produced, the characteristics of the main grape varieties used and the basic principles of wine and food matching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Examine emerging food and beverage operations in an historical and cultural context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Identify current trends and evaluate their impact on food and beverage operators
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Analyse and evaluate a range of food and beverage operational issues.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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