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Industrial Technology


​Industrial Technology deals with materials and technology for the curriculum content and involves students in the processes of planning, problem solving and construction of articles. Students are introduced to modern technology and relevant materials and their impact on society and the environment.

As a result, every student regardless of their educational or vocational aspirations, needs to gain a basic knowledge and awareness of these traditional and changing practices in today's rapidly advancing technological society

Middle School

Industrial Technology and Design

Industrial Technology and Design is a subject that introduces the students to theoretical and practical wood / metal / plastics orientated topics including woodworking, metalworking, wood turning, metal turning and plastics. Students produce and design elements of a variety of useful articles to help develop co-ordination and hand skills. Materials and their processes include working with natural timbers, plywood, veneer, particle board, sheet metals, mild steel and acrylic. Industrial Technology and Design further aims to develop student’s problem solving skills, responsible attitudes, self-reliance and a sense of personal worth. A great benefit of this course lies in the many skills it teaches which can be applied to situations around the home, as well as career interests in the various trades and manufacturing industries.


Industrial Technology Transition

These units provide the opportunity for students to further develop skills in the Manufacturing process in both the metal and wood disciplines.
Learning experiences will include the follow areas of study:
  • Safety
  • Woodworking
  • Fitting and Fabrication
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Wood Turning (if possible)
  • Metal Turning (if possible)
Students wishing to continue their studies in Industrial Technology in Senior are strongly advised to complete the transition units.

Senior Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology Studies

Industrial Technology Studies as a subject aims to develop in students a wide range of practical skills and a broad knowledge of related technologies. Students are exposed to the characteristics and properties of a range of both traditional and more modern day materials including timber, metals and plastics.
The Industrial Technology Studies Program is designed to encourage both female and male students to be involved in this area whether in pursuit of a career in the wood, metal, plastics or construction industries, or purely as an interest.

Certificate I in Furnishings (LMF10108)

This program offers students the opportunity to acquire skills, nationally recognised qualifications and preparation for job opportunities in areas such as cabinet making, shop fitting, furniture manufacture, specialist joinery and design. Industry skills can be taken as well as Industrial Technology giving specific students wide basic trade experience.
Certificate 1 Furnishings covers underpinning knowledge and skills related to certificate levels in the following:
  • Furniture Finishings
  • Furniture Making
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Mattress and Base Making
  • Picture Framing
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Upholstery
  • Floor covering and Finishing

Senior Graphics

Graphics is a structured discipline that contributes significantly to the communication, analytical and problem solving skills of students regardless of their educational or vocational aspirations. While promoting effective communication in graphical forms overall, this course of study develops students' specific abilities to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding, reasoning and presentation skills through investigating, analysing, synthesising and evaluating.
The study of Senior Graphics would be extremely valuable to students wishing to pursue a career in architecture, graphic design, 3D design, computer aided design, engineering, town planning or any construction or manufacturing industry.

Industrial Graphics

Industrial Graphics is a course derived from the Manufacturing study area specification which aims to:
  • provide students with a general knowledge and appreciation of materials, equipment, processes and procedures that can be built upon to keep pace with changing technologies in Industrial Graphics settings
  • help students think critically about their material environment with particular emphasis on innovation and problem solving
  • equip students with broadly based practical skills that can be further developed, directed or transferred to other technical situations thus enhancing their capacities to adjust to technological change
  • develop students’ technical vocabulary to a level which will help them understand information and communicate in the workplace
  • promote the need for and a commitment to quality control of products and organisation of work
  • develop attitudes appropriate to students’ future participation in society and their understanding of career pathways for the world of work
  • develop skills in the application of technology by using information and applying mathematical computation.
The Industrial Graphics Studies Program is designed to encourage both female and male students to be involved in this area whether in pursuit of a career in the Drafting, Design, Manufacturing (Trade) industries or purely as an interest.