Student Program

Ag-Tech: Bushfoods

Through the use of sensor technology, students are introduced to the ever-growing agriculture industry.

Ag-Tech: Bushfoods


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Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

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Students build internet-connected objects by following step-by-step activities which teach them to code through a web based integrated development environment (IDE) and cloud-based dashboards. All activities adopt a learning-by-doing approach, through which students acquire knowledge by constructing fully functional solutions. These provide students with an understanding of advanced technology and how it works, as well as traditional landcare practices and bush food propogation.


Main Curriculum Focus:

  • Science
  • Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Critical and Creative Thinking (Indigenous perspectives)
  • Ethical Capability
  • VCE (Agricultural and Horticultural Studies)


Technology Utilised:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) devices,
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Sensor technology


Student Outcomes:

  • Build internet-connected objects using IDE and access real-time data.
  • Develop an understanding of how IoT devices can positively impact agriculture in the local area.
  • Understand environmental variables that impact plant growth.
  • Assemble a digital sensor and collect data on environmental variables.


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03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill