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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.

Junior Secondary

The Year 7s 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 CNC equipment
f. Electronics

Middle Secondary

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
• Metals and Engineering
• CAD 2D and 3D graphics
• Jewellery
• Mechatronics

Senior Secondary

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 as well as General Courses.

Courses presently being offered are:

Year 11
• Certificate II Visual Arts - CAD
• General Materials Design Technology – Wood (Units 1 & 2)
• General Materials Design Technology – Jewellery (Units 1 & 2)
• General Materials Design Technology – Metals (Units 1 & 2)

Year 12
• Certificate III Visual Arts – CAD
• Certificate II Automotive
• General Materials Design Technology – Wood (Units 3 & 4)
• General Materials Design Technology – Jewellery (Units 3 & 4)