Advocates and promotes skills for life for individuals, families and communities.
Design and Technologies provides a framework for students to learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs.
Choices in subjects at junior level include Food Technology, Textiles and Resistant Materials, and ICT.
At senior level VET certification in Applied Technologies for Integrated Technologies, Fashion Design & Technologies, Product Design, Hospitality, Computing Informatics, and System Engineering.
Key Study Areas
Students will undertake one semester of each of Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Electronic Systems and Textiles across Years 7 and 8.
In year 9, students are able to choose from the following electives: Food Technology, Computing – Programming, Computing – Web Authoring, Product Design – Resistant Materials, Product Design – Textiles, Systems Engineering – Electronics, Systems Engineering – Mechanical
In year 10, students are able to expand their skills in the following electives: Food Technology, Computing – Programming for the Web, Computing – Programming, Product Design – Textiles, Product Design – Resistant Materials, Systems Engineering – Electronics
In year 11, students can build upon their previous skills even further in the following electives: Food Studies, Hospitality, Computing, Integrated Technologies, Product Design – Resistant Material, Product Design – Textiles, Systems Engineering, Applied Fashion Design and Technology
In year 12, students have the following electives to complete their secondary school study of Design and Technologies: Food Studies, Hospitality, Computing – Informatics, Computing – Software Development, Product Design – Resistant Materials, Product Design – Textiles, Systems Engineering
- Food Technology
- Resistant Materials and Electronic Systems
- Product Design
- Systems Engineering
- Integrated Technologies
Students will design and make products using food as a material. They will be required to complete assessment tasks that document the various stages of the design process – investigate, design, produce, evaluate. Throughout the unit of work, students will learn about different foods as materials, safety and risk assessment and an ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.
Students investigate, design and make products from resistant materials with an aesthetic or functional focus. Products will incorporate electronic systems and students will learn the basics of programming and programming software. When producing products for an end user, students will follow the design process, focusing on global design and giving consideration to sustainability in design. Tasks allow for learning about the properties of different materials, different joining methods and how to safely produce products and electronic systems. Students will be exposed to machinery and hand tools in a workshop environment.
This exciting program introduces students to the wonderful world of Textiles. Students develop their creativity and technical skills as they design and produce a textile product such as a soft toy, pencil case, cushion cover or bag. They create a range of suitable design options to meet the criteria outlined in a design brief and develop their drawing and rendering skills. They learn how to use the sewing machine for both decorative and construction purposes and develop an understanding of safety practices in a workshop environment. They research textile designers and their products and develop an understanding of how designers are inspired to create their products. Students also research and apply sustainability practices in textiles.
Programming; Programming for the Web; Informatics; Software Development.
Textiles; Resistant Materials.
Fundamentals, Producing and Evaluating; Electronics; Controlled and Integrated Systems; Clean Energy Technologies; New and Emerging Technologies.
Students who complete Certificate II in Integrated Technologies will be eligible for up to four units of credit towards their VCE: two units at Units 1&2 and a Unit 3&4 sequence.
Reasons to Choose
Empowers people to become effective decision makers and problem solvers, and to be accountable for and to justify decisions made.
Facilitates and develops creativity and innovation in critical thinking skills utilises concepts and skills from a wide range of disciplines.
Design-led teaching and design-led STEM are keys elements in helping our students solve problems in a world that holds big issues in terms of sustainability, ever-developing technologies and materials.