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Design & Technology
Design and Technology prepares young people for a life in a society increasingly dependent on a wide variety of technologically sophisticated products and systems.
Students undertake projects and activities that encompass a broad spectrum of materials, processes and systems.
The Design and Technology Centre is equipped with a range of hand and power tools enabling students to construct their designs, and have access to a variety of media to assist them with their design and research assignments.
Learn more | Download the Subject Handbook or contact our Head of Faculty:
Mr David Newton
Head of Faculty - Design & Technology
Years 7 - 9
Design and Technology in Years 7, 8 and 9 is structured over a three year period, with students exposed to a wide variety of problem solving activities.
Projects are designed to ensure that students gain a thorough knowledge of safe working practices, materials, processes, mechanisms and electronics.
Design Techniques, Graphics, Prototyping and Information Technology skills are developed throughout the course.
More detailed information is available in the Years 7-9 Subject Handbook
Years 10 - 12
Applied Technology: Year 10
This is a School-based subject that focuses on preparing those students intending to undertake Furnishings or Industrial Graphic Skills in years 11 and 12. The course underpins the theoretical and practical concepts of Drafting Processes, Industry practices, and Manufacturing processes.
Design: Year 10
This is a School-based subject that focuses on preparing those students intending to undertake Senior Design in years 11 and 12. The course underpins the theoretical and practical concepts of Design in practice, Commercial design, Human-centred design and Sustainable design.
Design Years 11 & 12
Design is a General subject suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. A course of study in Design can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of architecture, digital media design, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture.
Industrial Graphics Skills: Years 11 & 12
A course of study in Industrial Graphics Skills can establish a basis for further education and employment in a range of roles and trades in the manufacturing industries. With additional training and experience, potential employment opportunities may be found in drafting roles such as architectural drafter, estimator, mechanical drafter, electrical drafter, structural drafter, civil drafter and survey drafter
Furnishings: Year 11 & 12
A course of study in Furnishing Skills can establish a basis for further education and employment in the furnishing industry. With additional training and experience, potential employment opportunities may be found in furnishing trades as, for example, a furniture-maker, wood machinist, cabinet-maker, polisher, shopfitter, upholsterer, furniture restorer, picture framer, floor finisher or glazier.
More detailed information is available in the Years 10-12 Subject Information Handbooks.