Technology - Product Design (Wood)

This subject develops students’ understanding of the design and construction processes using materials such as timber, metal and plastic. Students develop their knowledge and skills using a large range of hand tools, along with learning how to use and maintain common static machinery and power tools within the workshop.

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What are some areas explored in this subject?
In Product Design and Technology (Wood), you will learn how to design and build projects using wood, plastics and metal. You will also explore the properties and uses of these materials.
What are the real-world learning opportunities?
This subject is hands-on and teaches basic skills that can be transferred into the home workshop or trade. In Product Design and Technology (Wood), you will learn how to use static machinery such as a drill press, linisher (sander), power tools such as cordless drills and orbital sanders, as well as basic hand tools including hammers, files, saws etc.
What will be hands on?
This is a practical, hands-on subject that integrates the theory and practical aspects into each lesson.
How often will I have this class?
Product Design and Technology (Wood) has two lessons a week and runs for one semester in Year 7 and/or Year 8. In Year 9, Product Design and Technology (Wood) is an elective that can be chosen as part of the Technology subject offerings.

Food Technology

Throughout this subject, students complete various practical tasks incorporating Workplace Health and Safety, hygiene and food safety in the school kitchen. Students work independently and collaboratively to produce food products. The Technology Design Process is used to produce, generate, analyse, evaluate and manage various projects and products.


FAQ

What are some areas explored in this subject?
In Food Technology you have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and practical experience to prepare quick, delicious,recipes that are packed with nutritional value. Food Technology not only involves learning to cook, it also includes new taste experiences with an emphasis on flavour, colour, texture and presentation. The focus of this course is to promote healthy eating habits and encourage good food choices.
What are the real-world learning opportunities?
This subject is hands-on and teaches basic skills that can be transferred into the home and life. You are introduced to how various food materials and kitchen equipment can be used to produce different products. The program is designed to assist you in developing confidence when working in a practical setting and gives you an opportunity to experiment with various cookery processes in order to enhance your skills and knowledge in basic aspects of cookery.
What will be hands on?
This is a practical, hands-on subject that integrates the theory and practical aspects into each lesson.
How often will I have this class?
Food Technology has two lessons a week and runs for one semester in Year 7 and/or Year 8. In Year 9, Food Technology and Paddock to Plate are offered as elective subjects that can be chosen as part of the Technology subject offerings.

Technology - Product Design (Textiles)

Textiles provides students with an opportunity to develop practical and creative skills, working through the design process.  Students explore the basic processes used in the design, construction and production of items and work to client briefs to produce and evaluate textiles products.


FAQ

What are some areas explored in this subject?
In Textiles you will have the opportunity to develop your practical and creative skills in textiles. You will be introduced to the basic processes used in the design, construction and production of items that you can use or wear.
What are the real-world learning opportunities?
Textiles classes give you the skills and confidence to learn basic skills such as safely operating a sewing machine, hand sewing, how to safely operate a steam iron as well as safely using scissors, pins, needles, etc.
What will be hands on?
This is a practical, hands-on subject that integrates the theory and practical aspects into each lesson.
How often will I have this class?
Textiles has two lessons a week and runs for one semester in Year 7 and/or Year 8. In Year 9, Textiles is offered as an elective subject that can be chosen as part of the Technology subject offerings.