TECHNOLOGY

In Technology students develop outcomes in a context that interests them. Technology education allows students to gain practical skills, knowledge, and understanding to thoughtfully live with, critique, and contribute to the technological developments that shape our lives.

Textile Products - Students explore design ideas and develop them to produce textile products within contexts such as fashion, wearable art, upcycling and accessories.

Food Products - Students design and manufacture food products to meet a brief.

Digital Products - Media Products focuses on the development of knowledge and skills using a wide range of internet and computing technologies to produce a media outcome.

Design and Visual Communication - Focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in the three-dimensional design contexts of architecture and product design.

Tech Skills - Materials develops practical skills using resistant textile materials. Computing develops practical skills in computing using a variety of programs.

Level 1

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Exploring Design

Have you thought about becoming an architect or interior designer? 

Or are you a maker who enjoys creating their own products and designs? 

Design and Visual Communication allows students to explore their own ideas in design and innovation contexts using the tools of the design process and critical thinking. 

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs, and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards

  • Leads to: Level 2, 3 and Scholarship DVC courses or Level 2 and 3 Tech Skills courses
  • Cost and Materials: $30 for model making, laser cutting and 3D printing materials 
  • Students will also need to purchase specialist stationery
  • Entry Requirements: An interest in designing and making
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbut

Digital Products: Game Changer – Develop Your World

Do you love to game? Are you interested in how the gaming world is created and marketed? Are you keen to learn skills for the future of technology? In this course we explore the behind the scene coding and develop our own game brand to challenge the very best. Learn to challenge your problem solving skills and create awesome content.

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: Level 2 and 3 Digital Products
  • Cost and Materials: $15.00 Stationery and large format colour printing 
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbut

Food Products: Create for the Community

Do you love to create food dishes and products?

Do you enjoy working with others in collaborative group situations with a community focus?

Do you have an interest or passion in food or food products that you would like to develop and extend?

Food Products allows students to explore their own ideas in making and designing new products with a class wide focus. The emphasis is on learning and developing processing skills and the practical application of these.

This is an internally assessed course.

  • Leads to: Level 2 and 3 Food Product courses or Level
  • Cost and Materials: $60 for practical ingredients
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart

Tech Skills – Materials: Exploring Skills

This course has a practical, hands on focus. Students will have the opportunity to explore technology skills in a range of contexts (wood, fabric, digital). CNC machine use such as 3D printing and laser cutting will be introduced.

This is an internally assessed course.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Tech Skills, trades courses
  • Cost and Materials: $60 for materials
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt

Textile Products: S is for Sew

Learn basic sewing skills while at the same time creating something useful. Your projects have the ability to grow with complexity as you gain more knowledge. Come with your ideas, learn new skills, and have some fun creating.

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: Level 2 Textile Products
  • Cost and Materials: $60
  • Entry Requirements: An interest in textiles or fashion design
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Taylor

Level 2

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Design and Inspiration

Have you thought about becoming an architect or interior designer? 

Are you interested in maker culture or product design? 

Or are you just passionate about being creative?

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication allows students to design and innovate within their chosen specialist context. They will implement their design process to solve problems using a range of critical thinking and visual communication strategies.

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs, and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: Level 3 and scholarship DVC courses or Level 3 Tech Skills courses. It is also a gateway into tertiary design programmes.
  • Cost and Materials: $30 for model making, laser cutting and 3D printing materials. Students may also need to update their specialist stationery
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 DVC helpful but not essential
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

Digital Products: Let’s Make a Change – Create Design Inspiration

Do what you love; in this course you pick your theme, get inspired and develop an idea through to prototyping. 

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Digital Products
  • Cost and Materials: $15.00 stationery and large format colour printing
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbut

Food Products: Product Design and Manufacture

Do you enjoy working creatively with food to create new products?

Do you have a particular area of interest that you can develop or are you just passionate about being creative? Level 2 Food Products allows students to design and innovate within their area of interest with a community focus.

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on a product and work in a group situation. The emphasis is on extending skills and knowledge gained in Level 1 Food Products.

This is an internally assessed course.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Food Product courses or Level 3 Tech Skills courses
  • Cost and Materials: $60 for practical ingredients
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart

Tech Skills – Computing: Developing Digital Skills

This course has a practical focus on exploring and developing digital skills. Students will learn to manage a range of different aspects of computing skills, from programs to the equipment they operate.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Tech Skills – Computing
  • Cost and Materials: $15.00 stationery and large format colour printing
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt

Textile Products: C is for Create

This course further develops skills and knowledge for students who are interested in Fashion Design or for those who love to design and sew. More advanced construction skills and development of ideas is the major focus of this course. Thinking, problem solving and managing self are competencies which are key in this subject. 

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: Level 3 Textile Products
  • Cost and Materials: $60
  • Entry Requirements: Level 1 Textile Products preferred
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Taylor

Level 3

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Design and Innovate

Have you thought about design as a career choice – for example architecture or industrial design? 

Or are you passionate about design and creativity? 

Level 3 Design and Visual Communication allows students to design and innovate with projects of their own creation in their chosen specialist context. They will implement ideation strategies to spark their design process, solve problems using critical thinking and visual communication strategies.

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs, and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject. It leads onto a range of specialist tertiary courses (design, architecture, engineering), trades based careers or maker culture entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Cost and Materials: $30 for model making, laser cutting and 3D printing materials. Students may also need to update their specialist stationery
  • Entry Requirements: Level 2 DVC helpful but not essential
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt
  • UE Approved

Digital Products: Be the Change – Design Your World

Digital Technology can lead into a world of opportunities and at Level 3 you will design and brand your world. Make your impact on promoting media or make your own media. This moves into designing a unique promotional item to prototype your vision. 

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject. It leads onto a range of tertiary courses.
  • Cost and Materials: $15.00 stationery and large format colour printing
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt
  • UE Approved

Food Products: Creative Food Design

Do you have a particular area of interest or passion in food and can channel this into organising and producing a complex food product?

This course gives you the opportunity to investigate climate friendly manufacturing options while using local resources and ingredients.

Students will also work collaboratively to design and produce a themed recipe book to showcase their food product and creativity.

This is an internally assessed course.

  • Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject. It leads onto a range of tertiary courses.
  • Cost and Materials: $60 for practical ingredients
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart
  • UE Approved

Tech Skills – Computing: Extending Digital Skills

This course has a practical focus on extending students’ digital skills. Students will learn to manage a range of different aspects of computing skills, from programs to the equipment computers operate.

  • Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject. It leads onto a range of tertiary courses.
  • Cost and Materials: $15.00 stationery and large format colour printing
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt
  • UE Approved

Tech Skills – Materials: Extending Skills

This course has a practical, hands on focus. Students will have the opportunity to develop their technology skills across a range of contexts (wood, fabric, digital). CNC machine use such as 3D printing and laser cutting will be developed.

This is an internally assessed course.

  • Leads to: Trades courses
  • Cost and Materials: $60 for materials
  • Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt
  • UE Approved

Textile Products: E is for Enhance

Challenge social, political, and ethical agendas to create forward-thinking fashion. Develop ideas and construction techniques.

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

  • Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject. It leads onto a range of specialist design based tertiary courses.
  • Cost and Materials: $60
  • Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Textile Products or in consultation with Teacher in charge
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Taylor
  • UE Approved

FUTURE CAREERS

Diplomat, Journalist, Policy Analyst, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Recruiting Manager, Lawyer, Actor, Director (Film, Television, Radio, Stage), Film and Video Editor, Television Presenter, Translator, Library Assistant, Author, Editor, Journalist, Technical Writer, Teacher, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher, School Principal, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Tertiary Lecturer, Trainer, Barrister, Court/Legal Clerk, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Customs/Freight Broker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Management Consultant, Printer, Geospatial Specialist, Procurement Manager, Auctioneer, Lexicographer, Medical Device Sales Representative, Human Resources Generalist, Publicist, Market Research Analyst