Design Technology

In Design Technology students use a range of materials including wood, metal and plastics with the design and manufacture of products as the major focus. Working with materials, students develop a range of manipulation, processing, manufacturing and design fundamentals and skills.

Lower School

The year sevens complete their first year in Technologies in the Design Technology area working in areas including wood and graphics.

Areas covered:
a. Workshop safety
b. Workshop procedures
c. Manufacture of  simple project following a design process
d. Introduction to software CAD (computer Assisted Drafting), Corel
e. Introduction to 3D printing and Vinyl cutting

Middle School

In years 9 and 10 students may select which options they would like to study. Skills build on from year 7 and whilst the emphasis is still on producing items to take home, students will also learn design and the characteristics of materials. Subjects available include:

• Wood technology 
• Wood technology for girls
• Metals and Engineering
• CAD  2D and 3D graphics
• Jewellery 
• Electronics
• Robotics

Upper School

In years 11 and 12 students are given the opportunity to further their interests by completing  certificate level II and III courses which are a VET qualification recognised by both TAFE and industry.  Generally, the certificate II courses are studied in year 11.  We  presently offer two certificate III courses in year 12: Visual Arts - CAD and Visual Arts -  Furniture Focus. 

Courses presently being offered are:

Year 11
• Certificate II Visual Arts – Furniture focus
• Certificate II Visual  Arts  - CAD
• Certificate II Engineering
• Jewellery (2018)

Year 12
• Certificate III Visual Arts – CAD
• Certificate II Visual Arts – Furniture Focus
• Certificate II Automotive