Technology & Enterprise

Design & Technology – Year 7          

In this subject students design simple projects to be made in the Design and Technology rooms using a variety of skills and equipment.  The subject can be studied in both semesters as part of the ‘taster program’.

Design & Technology – Year 8

In this subject students will experience a range of woodworking and metal working processes and techniques. They will a use a procedure to find solutions to simple design problems and construct and evaluate their designs.  The subject can be studied in both semesters as part of the ‘taster program’.

Design Graphics – Year 7

Students in this course will engage in the technology process through product development. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software. This course offers a combination of practical and digital design. The subject can be studied in both semesters as part of the ‘taster program’. Design creations may include 3D games or unique product designs.

Design Graphics – Year 8

Students in this course will engage in the technology process through product development. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software. This course offers a combination of practical and digital design. The subject can be studied in both semesters as part of the ‘taster program’. Design creations may include 3D toys or specialised product designs.

Home Economics

Fun with Food – Year 7

Students will work in Home Economics to learn basic food preparation skills and develop an understanding of what makes food healthy.  Different context will be studied each semester.

Food to Share – Year 8

Students will work in Home Economics where they will develop their knowledge of nutritious food and learn basic food preparation skills to create tasty snacks and meals to share.  Different context will be studied each semester.

Information Technology

Year 7 and Year 8

The course covers the following areas, which will develop Computing skills in:

  • Research using Internet Explorer
  • Business documents using Microsoft Word
  • Accounting and budgeting principles using spread sheets in Excel

Years 9 and 10

Webpage Programming

Students will be given the opportunity to learn the language of HTML (an Internet computer language) and be encouraged to develop their own web pages using HTML for publishing to an intranet and/or the Internet.  Social responsibility will also be studied and emphasized and issues including Internet security, ethical practices, employment opportunities, web page design and e-commerce will be considered.

Computer Animations

This subject would be most suited to those students wishing to gain some skills and knowledge in animating computer generated shapes. Students will be learning new skills and using software to generate animated scenes for Internet publishing and will be encouraged to plan, design, improvise and create their own unique and original ideas for publication. Included will be the topics of careers in I.T., ethical and social practices and responsibilities and entertainment opportunities.

Website Design

Students will be given the opportunity to learn about the design and development of multi-page web sites. Students will also be expected to design and develop their own web site for publishing to an intranet and/or the Internet using the latest commercial website construction software. Social and ethical responsibilities will be emphasised. Issues including Internet security, employment opportunities, web page design, web site design and e-commerce will also be part of the programme of study.

Cartoon Animations

This subject continues to develop the skills learnt in Computer Animations in Year 9. Students will be learning new skills and using software to generate animated scenes for Internet publishing and will be encouraged to plan, design, improvise and create their own unique and original ideas for publication. Included will be the topics of employment opportunities in I.T., ethical and social practices and responsibilities, protecting intellectual property and commercial entertainment opportunities.

Design Graphics 1

Students in this subject will engage in the technology process through product development. The emphasis is on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software and hardware such as 3D printing technologies. This subject offers a combination of practical and digital processes to generate and develop a wide range of products. Designs may include a variety of product designs.

Design Graphics 2

Students in this subject will engage in the technology process through product development. The emphasis  is on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software and hardware such as 3D printing technologies. This course offers a combination of practical and digital processes to generate and develop a wide range of products. Designs may include a variety of transport designs.

Metal Engineering 1

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and techniques associated with metalworking. Students will complete tasks associated with the care and maintenance of mechanical equipment.  They will also complete exercises and tasks involving a variety of welding and fabricating techniques. They will be required to find solutions to simple design problems and construct and evaluate their designs in terms of their appearance and functionality. This unit prepares students for Certificate II in Engineering. Projects may include simple metal fabrication designs.

Metal Engineering 2

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and techniques associated with metalworking. Students will complete tasks associated with the care and maintenance of mechanical equipment.  They will also complete exercises and tasks involving a variety of welding and fabricating techniques. They will be required to find solutions to simple design problems and construct and evaluate their designs in terms of appearance and functionality of the final product. Projects may include unique metal fabrication designs.This subject prepares students for Certificate II in Engineering.

Wood Technology 1

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and construction techniques associated with woodworking.  They will be required to find simple design solutions using both natural timber and manmade wood products.  They will construct and evaluate their designs in terms of appearance and functionality of the final product. Projects may include simple wood fabrication designs.

Wood Technology 2

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and construction techniques associated with woodworking.  They will be required to find simple design solutions using both natural timber and manmade wood products.  They will construct and evaluate their designs in terms of the  appearance and functionality of the final product. Projects may include a variety of wood fabrication designs.

Design Graphics 1

In this subject students will engage in the technology process through product development. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software and hardware such as 3D printing technologies. This subject offers a combination of practical and digital processes to generate and develop a wide range of products. Designs may include a variety of future city designs.

Design Graphics 2

In this subject students will engage in the technology process through product development. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem solving, aesthetics and communication through technical drawings, both mechanical and digital formats. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills ranging from hand sketching right through to 3D modelling, using up to date software and hardware such as 3D printing technologies. This subject offers a combination of practical and digital processes to generate and develop a wide range of products. Designs may include a variety of space exploration designs.

Metal Engineering 1

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and processes associated with manufacturing items in metal. They will be required to follow the design process using graphics as a means of communicating their ideas and produce items using a variety of techniques and processes. Students will complete tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment in an automotive context.  They will also complete exercises and tasks involving a variety of welding and fabricating techniques. Students will focus on technical drawing both mechanical and computer based to develop and communicate ideas. Projects may include specialised metal fabrication designs. Studies in this subject will  prepare students for the Certificate II in Engineering qualification which students can apply to study in Year 11 . It is highly recommended that students wiahing to persue studies in this area also choose  Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of the graphical aspects of project work.

Metal Engineering 2

In this subject students will investigate a range of materials and processes associated with manufacturing items in metal. They will be required to follow the design process using graphics as a means of communicating their ideas and produce items using a variety of techniques and processes. Students will complete tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment in an automotive context.  Students will also have the opportunity to complete exercises and tasks involving a variety of welding and fabricating techniques. Aspects of the studies in this subject will focus on technical drawing both mechanical and computer based to develop and communicate ideas. Projects may include challenging metal fabrication designs. Studies in this subject will  prepare students for the Certificate II in Engineering qualification which students can apply to study in Year 11 . It is highly recommended that students wis hing to persue studies in this area also choose  Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of the graphical aspects of project work.

Wood Technology 1

In this subject students will investigate a range materials and processes associated with manufacturing items from wood. They will be required to follow the design process using graphics as a means of communicating  their ideas and produce items using a variety of techniques and processes. Projects may include unique wood fabrication designs. Studies of this subject provides the background for studing the  Materials Design and Technology - Wood General course in Years 11 and 12. It is highly recommended that students wishing to persue studies in this area also choose the course Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of the graphical aspects of project work.

Wood Technology 2

In this subject students will investigate a range materials and processes associated with manufacturing items frcommunicating their ideas and produce items using a variety of techniques and processes. Projects may include specialised wood fabrication designs. Studies of this subject provides the background for studying the Materials Design and Technology-Wood General course in Years 11 and 12. It is highly recommended that students wishing to persue studies in this area also choose the course Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of the graphical aspects of project work.

Building and Construction 1

The construction industry is one of the biggest employers of tradesmen and women across all skills and professions.  This subject introduces students who may be interested in the building and construction field to the basic skills and practices required by the industry.

The practical aspect of the learning program will provide experience in the safe use of various hand and power tools and machines.

Skills and development of theoretical knowledge may include areas such as;

  • bricklaying and paving
  • welding – electric and gas
  • Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations relating to the use of tools and materials
  • timber & steel construction

This subject provides a solid introduction to the Building and Construction General course in Years 11 and 12. It is highly recommended that students wishing to persue studies in this area also choose the course Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of content of their Building and Construction project work.

Building and Construction 2

The construction industry is one of the biggest employers of tradesmen and women across all skills and professions.  This course introduces students who may be interested in the building and construction field to the basic skills and practices required by the industry.

The practical aspect of the learning program will provide experience in the safe use of various hand and power tools and machines.

Skills and development of theoretical knowledge may include areas such as;

  • bricklaying and paving
  • welding – electric and gas
  • Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations relating to the use of tools and materials
  • timber & steel construction

This subject provides a solid introduction to the Building and Construction General course in Years 11 and 12. It is highly recommended that students wishing to persue studies in this area also choose the course Design Technical Graphics in Years 11 and 12 as this will assist their understanding of content of their Building and Construction project work.

Home Economics - Year 9 and 10

Food for Fitness

Do you believe “You are what you eat”? Then you will enjoy this subject. Expand your knowledge of food by exploring a wide range of food products on the market.  Develop food preparation skills by creating tasty and exciting meals and snacks using a variety of cooking methods.

Good Food Fast

Are you creative and a keen cook?  Discover the fun in cooking and designing a new fast food while improving your food preparation skills.  Develop innovative strategies and use materials to package and advertise food products.  One of the main challenges in this subject will be to design and promote your fast food. 

Café Food

Indulge in café style food in the classroom. You will explore café menus creating pasta dishes, burgers, wraps and sweet treats such as cookies, cakes or muffins.  Have a go at making coffee or perhaps hot chocolate, if it is is more to your taste.  Your technology skills will be developed by planning and preparing recipes/meals that are suitable for the café market.

International Food

Experience the taste of exciting cuisines from around the world.  Learn to appreciate how other cultures prepare, serve and cook a wide range of foods.  Consider this “magical” trip around the world – you won’t regret it.  You will explore food as a material by investigating how different cultures use ingredients/foods differently.  Your food preparation skills will be developed using a range of equipment and cooking methods from other cultures.

Senior School - Technologies

Aviation:                                          ATAR

Building and Construction:             General

Design:                                             General

Food Science and Technology:       General

Materials Design and Technology: General

For more information on these subjects offered please refer to Handbook.

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