Year 9 Agriculture A

Year 9 Agriculture A

Course Description

Food and fibre are the human-produced or harvested resources used to sustain life and are produced in managed environments such as farms, gardens and plantations, or harvested from wild populations. There are many challenges for modern day world food and fibre production due to an increasing world population, uncertain climate and competition for resources such as land and water.  

Students will be involved in hands-on practicals and may also be involved with agricultural animals, learning appropriate handling, and considering health and welfare.  Students will learn and develop skills in designing appropriate spaces, real life problem solving, communication skills, sustainability and collaboration.  

Topics may include:  

  • Fruit orchard 
  • Olive grove 
  • Flower production
  • Vegetable planting
  • Aquaponics


Students are assessed against the Design and Technologies – Food and Fibre Production Strand. Australian Curriculum achievement standards:

  • Practical applications
  • Written assignments
  • Class participation

Additional Information:
Appropriate protective clothes will be provided (overalls/boots) to protect school uniforms. Suitable enclosed footwear compulsory for all practical lessons. Safe and ethical behaviour around animals and equipment required at all times.

Year 9 Agriculture A

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