Stage 6

Course: Industrial Technology

Course No:

Composition: 2 units for each of Preliminary and

HSC Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Nil
 

Course Overview

 

Industrial Technology Stage 6 consists of project work and Industry Study that develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to an industry focus area, and an introduction to industrial processes and practices.

 

 At St Edwards students have the opportunity to choose from :

  • Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
  • Graphics Technology
  • Multimedia Technology 

Main Topics Covered

 

Preliminary Course

The following sections are taught in relation to the relevant focus area:

  • Industry Study – structural, technical, environmental and sociological, personnel, Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Design and Management – designing, drawing, computer applications, project management.
  • Workplace Communication – literacy, calculations, graphics.
  • Industry Specific Content and Production
  • CAD 

Higher School Certificate Course

 

The following sections are taught in relation to the relevant focus area through the development of a Major Project and a study of the relevant industry:

  • Industry Study
  • Design and Management
  • Workplace Communication
  • Industry Specific Content and Production

Preliminary Course

In the Preliminary course, students design, develop and construct a number of projects. Each project includes a management folio. Students also undertake the study of an individual business within the industry
 

Higher School Certificate Course

In the Higher School Certificate course, students design, develop and construct a major project with a management folio. Students also undertake a study of the overall industry related to the specific focus area
 

 Particular Course Requirements
There are no prerequisites for these courses however Stage 5 Industrial Technology Timber, Graphics Technology and Information and Software Technology would be an advantage

 

Course: Construction

Course No:

Composition: 2 units for each of Preliminary and

HSC Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Nil

Course Overview

This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry; or simply learn some practical life skills. The course is based on units of competency developed by the construction industry to describe the skills and knowledge needed by workers in this industry. 

 

The course incorporates ten core units plus a range of elective units from the General Construction and Civil Construction sectors. 

 

Students may develop a general program of study across many industry sectors. Mandatory 70 hour work placement allows students a first hand experience across many industry sectors. 

 

Main Topics Covered:

  • The core Units of Competency represent the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes required by all workers within the construction industry. Students need to develop and exhibit these competencies throughout the entire course. These core units of competency focus on developing and refining the skills required to work effectively within the industry. The core Units of Competency specifically address industry awareness, communicating with others, planning for work, quality principles, working safely and introductory tools and techniques.
  • The electives available in the course complement these competencies by providing a range of practical and technical skills.

Competency Assessment:

  • This is a competency based course. This requires students to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each “Unit of Competency.” A student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks and combinations of tasks listed to the standard required in the appropriate industry, to be assessed as competent.
  • There is no mark awarded in competency based assessment. Students are assessed as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’.
  • Students are progressively assessed as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ in individual Units of Competency. When a student achieves a Unit of Competency, it is signed off by the assessor in a Competency Record Book.
  • Competency based assessment determines the vocational qualification that a student receives.

 

External Assessment: Higher School Certificate Examination

  • The Higher School Certificate examination for Construction (240 hours) involves a written examination made up of multiple-choice, short answer and extended response items.
  • The questions are drawn from the core Units of Competency.
  • The examination is independent of the competency based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications.

Qualifications:

Students who are assessed as competent through competency based assessment in all units of competency in Construction (240 hours) may be eligible for the AQF Certificate I and partial accreditation for AQF Certificate II in Construction.

 

Course: Engineering Studies

Course No: 15120

Composition: 2 units for each of Preliminary and

HSC Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Nil
 

Course Overview

 

Engineering Studies Stage 6 is directed towards the application and advancement of skills associated with mathematics, science and technology and is integrated with business and management. It will provide students with skills, knowledge and understanding associated with a study of engineering, its practices and associated methodologies. The subject promotes environmental, economic and global-awareness, problem-solving ability, engagement with information technology, self-directed learning, communication, management and skills in working as a team. 

 

Engineering Studies Stage 6 is unique in that it develops knowledge and understanding of the profession of engineering. It also provides an opportunity to integrate the science and mathematics disciplines with societal development and change. The syllabus is inclusive of the needs, interests and aspirations of all students and provides opportunities and challenges to deal with engineering concepts. 

 

Students undertaking Engineering Studies will have the opportunity to follow a number of pathways. These include tertiary, vocational education and training, and the world of work. For those following a pathway of further study, the insight and experience associated with a study of engineering will be beneficial in their presumed knowledge of the area of study. Those going into the world of work will benefit from understanding what engineers do, as the work of engineers affects us all.

Topics Covered:

 

Preliminary Course

Students undertake the following study. Three application modules:

  • Household Appliances
  • Landscape Products
  • Braking Systems

Two focus modules:

  • Bio-Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

 

 

Higher School Certificate Course

Students undertake the following study.

Three application modules:

  • Civil Structures
  • Personal and Public Transport
  • Lifting Devices

Two focus modules:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering

Particular Course Requirements:
There is no prerequisite for the 2 Unit Preliminary Course, however, an anticipated Band 5 or 6 in the School Certificate Mathematics test would be advisable. Completion of the Preliminary Course is a prerequisite to studying the 2 Unit HSC Course.

 

Course: Metals & Engineering

Course No:

Composition: 2 units for each of Preliminary and

HSC Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Nil
 

Course Overview

In Metals and Engineering students produce a variety of projects and skill based exercises in the main areas of Metal Machining, Fabrication and Welding. Emphasis is based on sound Engineering principles and OH&S. 

 

The subject promotes environmental, economic and global-awareness, problem-solving ability, engagement with information technology, self-directed learning, communication, management and skills in working as a team. 

 

The study of Metal and Engineering gives students the opportunity to gain credit towards the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) and credit towards national vocational qualifications for the Metal and Engineering Industry under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course offers qualifications from Certificate I onward and specifies competencies required for various specialized occupations. These include mechanical, fabrication; production technology and production systems; jewellery manufacture; locksmithing; boating services; and marine craft construction. Their qualifications can be used in traineeships and apprenticeships in the Manufacturing, Engineering and related services Industries which students may pursue post-school. Students must complete 70 hours of work placement. 

 

Competency Assessment:

  • This is a competency based course. This requires students to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each “Unit of Competency.” A student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks and combinations of tasks listed to the standard required in the appropriate industry, to be assessed as competent.
  • There is no mark awarded in competency based assessment. Students are assessed as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’.
  • Students are progressively assessed as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ in individual Units of Competency. When a student achieves a Unit of Competency, it is signed off by the assessor in a Competency Record Book.
  • Competency based assessment determines the vocational qualification that a student receives.
     

 External Assessment: Higher School Certificate Examination

  • The Higher School Certificate examination for Metals & Engineering (240 hours) involves an optional written examination made up of multiple-choice, short answer and extended response items.
  • The questions are drawn from the core Units of Competency. The examination is independent of the competency based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications.

Topics Covered

 

Preliminary Course

Students undertake the following compulsory study.

  • Apply principles in OH&S
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and related services Industries Induction
  • Interpret Technical Drawings
  • Engineering Measurements & Calculations
  • Planning Routine Tasks
  • Apply quality systems & procedures
  • Working in a related environment.
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations

 

 

Higher School Certificate Course 

Students undertake a mix of the following study.

  • Apply principles in OH&S
  • Assembly
  • Fabrication
  • Machine and Process Operation
  • Materials Handling
  • Measurement
  • Communication
  • Maintenance and Diagnostics

Particular Course Requirements:
There is no prerequisite for the Preliminary Course. Completion of the Preliminary Course is a prerequisite to studying the HSC Course. 

 

Qualifications
Students who are assessed as competent through competency based assessment in all units of competency in Metals and Engineering (240 hours) may be eligible for the AQF Certificate I and partial accreditation for AQF Certificate II in Metals and Engineering.