Australian Curriculum Connection

The educational resources and content that PIEFA produce are linked to the Australian Curriculum. Our staff of highly skilled Education Officers are experienced teachers, who have worked in education and in the classroom over many years, and have a deep understanding of what teachers need – and how their lesson planning must link to the curriculum. 

The Curriculum connection: Food and fibre provides a framework for all young Australians to understand and value primary industries both across learning areas and specifically within Design and Technologies as a technologies context in core learning across Foundation to Year 8 and as additional learning opportunities offered by states and territories in Years 9–10 electives.

Food and fibre is connected to the Australian Curriculum in 2 ways: 

  • in content descriptions as in F–6 HASS, Geography 7–10, Design and Technologies, Digital Technologies and Science, noting that there is a stronger inclusion in Design and Technologies than in the other learning areas
  • where it is identified in content elaborations in other learning areas, such as Mathematics.

ACARA (the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority), in collaboration with PIEFA, have developed the 5 interrelated key aspects of food and fibre learning. They are:

  • Sustaining life
  • Valuing resources
  • Designing solutions and meeting challenges
  • Economy
  • People

Through the Food and fibre connection, students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding about the production of the food they eat, fibres they use and the environment they live in.