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Stage 5

Industrial Technology – Timber (Elective)

Course Overview

The Timber focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the timber and associated industries.

The core module develops knowledge and skills in the use of tools, materials and techniques related to timber which are enhanced and further developed through the study of a specialist module. Student’s develop greater skills, time management and documentation, as tailor made projects cater for their increasing skill level and confidence.

Practical projects that are undertaken reflect the nature of the Timber focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to timber technologies. This attributes also provide students with the ability to continue subject into their HSC.

Course Content

Year 9

Core Module: Timber 1

Students build upon basic skills that have been attained throughout Technology Mandatory. They gain insightful tuition into a range of different processes and are introduced to new techniques. Design elements and new technologies are introduced to students, allowing them to customise their projects and understand the possibilities when developing future projects. This is further documented in the project related folio’s to gain a deeper understanding of appropriate processes and relatable information.

Year 10

Specialised Module: Timber 2

The specialised module of Industrial Technology Timber develops knowledge and understanding of materials and processes. Related knowledge and skills are developed through a specialised approach to the tools, materials and techniques employed in the planning, development, construction and evaluation of quality practical projects and processes. Critical thinking skills are developed through engagement with creative practical problem-solving activities.

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:

  • Planning & Development Folios
  • Practical Projects
  • Examinations
  • Resource Development

Projects can include:

  • Utensil Holder
  • Veneered Timber Box
  • Coffee Table
  • Turned Timber Pen
  • Bench Seat
  • Turned Timber Bowl

Graphics Technology (Elective)

Course Overview

The aim of the Graphics Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus 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.

Course Content

Year 9

Core Module 1 & 2  (50 indicative hours each)

Core modules are structured in a sequential manner, with the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in Core Module 1 applied and enhanced in Core Module 2.

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

Year 10

Optional Modules (25 indicative hours each)

Engineering Drawing

The Engineering Drawing module extends students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of graphics technology with a particular emphasis on the standards and presentation methods used in engineering.

Architectural Drawing

The Architectural Drawing module extends students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of graphics technology with a particular emphasis on the standards and presentation methods associated with architecture.

Product Illustration

The Product Illustration module extends students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of graphics technology with a particular emphasis on the standards and presentation methods used to illustrate a range and variety of products.

Student Negotiated Project

Students studying the 200-hour course may choose to undertake a Student Negotiated Project as one of the four options required. In this project they may choose to revisit an option for further investigation, undertake projects that combine aspects of a number of option modules, or pursue an area of graphics with local or personal significance (eg marine, aeronautical or agricultural). The student will be required to negotiate the area(s) of study of the project with the teacher.

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)
  • WHS 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
  • Toolbox
  • Steel Pen
  • G Clamp
  • Tack Hammer
  • Clock
  • Fire Pit