Year 9/10: Australian Meat Processing – Networked, Ethical, Sustainable and Intelligent

The aim of this unit is to help teachers and students in secondary schools investigate and make judgements about the processing, production and marketing of Australian red meat.

Students discover how a selection of Australian meat processing plants are using hi-tech robotics and automated systems within their plants, to increase yields and revenue, whilst reducing labour costs, and implementing health and safety systems, for both the animals and staff.
Students examine and analyse key elements of such processing systems used to produce red meat, analyse the claims associated with the processing system and explore marketing practices used by the industry.

In teams, students are encouraged to analyse and critique practices used by the industry, and are tasked with designing the 22nd Century Meat Processing Plant using emerging sciences and technologies, and the Internet of Things.