Student Program

Future Food Packaging

Students explore current issues relating to food packaging through the lens of the Circular Economy model before utilising lasercutters to prototype their own designs that address these real world problems.

Future Food Packaging


1 day


Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

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With the Bendigo Council aiming to reach Net Zero by 2030, students discover why implementing a Circular Economy model is essential to achieving success. Through a guided exploration of vector graphic software and lasercutting, students are equipped to prototype for some demanding food packaging requirements of the future. With Design Thinking structuring their problem-solving process, students will go from 2D designs to 3D prototypes, adhering to the design constraints specified by our industry partner.

Curriculum Focus:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Digital Technologies
  • Personal and Social Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • VCE VM Work Related Skills and Numeracy Skills

Technology Utilised:

  • Lasercutting
  • Vector graphics software

Student Outcomes:

  • Produce a food packaging design that meets the criteria of the group’s user brief using vector graphics software.
  • Produce a prototype food package using lasercutters and then making improvements in line with iterative design principles.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Design Thinking model as a creative problem-solving tool.
  • Understand and apply advanced manufacturing techniques to create a mould of their design.




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