Learning

Technologies

Technologies

The Technologies learning area provides students with learning experiences that foster curiosity, creativity and innovation with confidence and persistence across a range of mediums – foods, textiles, metals, wood and digital technologies. It provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in a practical and enterprising way, using a variety of resources.

Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:

  • Investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions.
  • Are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time.
  • Make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future.
  • Engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies – materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment – when designing and creating solutions.
  • Critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
Year 7 – 10 CoursesYear 9 & 10 ElectivesYear 11 & 12 Courses
Home EcHome EcGeneral Materials Design & Technology – Wood or Metals
WoodworkWoodworkGeneral Food Science Technology
MetalworkMetalworkGeneral Children, Family & Community
Digital TechnologiesDigital TechnologiesGeneral Building & Construction
RoboticsGeneral Engineering Studies
General Dimensional Design

Design and Technology

Years 7 to 10 provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and work with a variety of different materials under the context of Metalwork and Woodwork. Senior school courses target the essential knowledge and skills that apply to industry expectations. Courses are offered in Materials Design and Technology: Metal and Wood, Building and Construction.

Digital Technologies

Years 7 & 8 provide students with the necessary knowledge and understanding about various software and communications technologies to cope within today’s technological society. Years 9 & 10 students are exposed to various software and communications technologies to solve daily problems and prepare students for the workplace and beyond.

Senior school students can further their learning with Applied Information Technology and Computer Science courses.

Home Economics

Years 7 to 10 provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take personal care of oneself and others through preparing food, producing textile products, and understanding childcare.

Senior school courses target the essential knowledge and skills that apply to industry expectations. Courses are offered in Food Science and Technology, and Children, Family and Community.