Stage 5

Industrial Technology (Timber)

Course Overview

The aim of the Stage 5 Industrial Technology (Timber) course is to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and values related to a range of technologies through the safe interaction with materials, tools and processes in the planning, development and construction of quality practical projects.

Practical experiences will be enhanced throughout the designing, manufacturing, communicating, managing and evaluating of projects. Students will utilise College workshops in order to produce skilled and detailed projects. Fundamental to advanced wood working skills will be introduced and developed to produce quality timber products.

To satisfy the requirements of the course, students must undertake a range of workshop experiences that occupy the majority of course time. Basic technical drawing skills and documentation will be introduced and developed. Occupational Health and Safety will also be a prominent focus area.

Course Content

Year 9

General Woodwork (Core Module 1 & 2)

  • Technical Drawing (including CAD)
  • OHS Training
  • Folio Production
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Joinery, Finishing

Year 10

Specialised Module 3 & 4

  • Major Project Development
  • Wood Machining
  • Joinery, Finishing

Ability Level/Prerequisites

It is designed to cater for students across the full range of ability levels.

Assessment Procedures

A range of assessment instruments is used for internal assessment. These include:

  • Folio/Documentation
  • Practical Projects
  • Examinations
  • Safety Testing

Projects include:

  • Kitchen Canister
  • Desk top tidy
  • Footstool
  • Decorative Mirror
  • Paper Towel holder
  • Jewellery Box

Major Projects:

  • Semester 1 – Wall Cabinet
  • Semester 2 – Side Table

Graphics Technology (Elective)

Course Overview

The aim of the Stage 5 Graphics Technology course is to develop in students the ability to think creatively, devise solutions and communicate information to a range of audiences using a variety of graphical techniques and media. The course will endeavor to provide opportunities for students to develop the capacity to manipulate mental images and to translate these images into technical drawings.

It provides opportunities to prepare drawings which will convey technical information to trained personnel in all facets of industry and commerce.

Graphics Technology enables students to practice logical thought and decision making, to become more technically literate, and to gain a better understanding of technology and its influences. All units of work incorporate Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)

Course Content

Year 9

  • Orthographic Drawings
  • Isometric drawing
  • Perspective drawing
  • Plane Geometry

Year 10: (Four 10 Week Units)

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Technical Illustration
  • Student Project

Industrial Technology – Metal (Elective)

Course Overview

The aim of the Stage 5 Industrial Technology (Metal) course is to develop student’s knowledge, understanding, skills and values related to a range of technologies through the safe interaction with materials, tools and processes in the planning, development and construction of quality practical projects.

Practical experiences will be enhanced throughout the designing, manufacturing, communicating, managing and evaluating of projects. Students will utilise College workshops in order to produce skilled and detailed projects. Fundamental to advanced metal working skills will be introduced and developed to produce quality metal products.

To satisfy the requirements of the course, students must undertake a range of workshop experiences that occupy the majority of course time. Basic technical drawing skills and documentation will be introduced and developed. Occupational Health and Safety will also be a prominent focus area.

Course Content

Year 9

General Metalwork (Core Module 1 & 2)

  • Technical Drawing (including CAD)
  • OHS Training
  • Folio Production
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Metal fabrication, machining and sheetmetal work

Year 10

Specialised Module 3 & 4

  • Major Project Development
  • Metal Machining
  • Welding and fabrication

Ability Level/Prerequisites

It is designed to cater for students across the full range of ability levels.

Assessment Procedures

A range of assessment instruments is used for internal assessment. These include:

  • Folio/Documentation
  • Practical Projects
  • Examinations
  • Safety Testing
  • Tool box
  • Centre Punch
  • G Clamp
  • Tack Hammer
  • Design Project
  • Camp Shovel
  • Bench Vice
  • Student Project