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During School Terms

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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(03) 9296 5311

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(03) 9296 5333


Design and Digital Technologies provide a framework for students to learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs. Coursework is a combination of practical work, designing and classwork that covers safety. It also enables students to become creative developers of digital solutions so they can take an active role in meeting current and future needs.

Our facilities include fully-equipped textiles rooms, workshop areas, kitchens for food technology across our two sites, among many other spaces. We are equipped with a produce garden, 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, microbit controllers and industry CAD drawing software as well as our new plastic recycling equipment and facility at our all-girls Christ the King Campus.

For more details about courses and subjects, please refer to the latest Course Guides.

Key Study Areas

Year 7 and 8 students will study two of the following:

  • Food Technology
  • Textiles and Fashion
  • Product Design and Electronic Systems

In Year 9, students are able to choose from the following electives:

  • Food Technology,
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Textiles and Fashion
  • Systems Engineering
  • Computing – Introduction to Programming
  • Computing – Web Authoring

In Year 10, students are able to expand their skills in the following electives:

  • Food Studies
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Product Design – Experimental Textiles
  • Product Design – Fashion
  • Systems Engineering
  • Programming for the Web
  • Programming

In Year 11, students can build upon their previous skills even further in the following electives:

  • Food Studies
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Product Design – Textiles
  • Systems Engineering
  • Applied Computing

At senior level students can select from the following:

  • Food Studies
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Product Design – Textiles
  • Systems Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Software Development


Food Studies provides students with both theoretical and practical opportunities to learn about the processing and safe handling of food and further develop their food preparation skills. Students explore a range of factors that affect food product design and innovation, including function, aesthetics, social, environmental and economic factors. Students use this knowledge of how ingredients interact and are affected by processing to design and produce a new food product that effectively fulfills a market need or solution to a problem.

Students learn how to use a sewing machine for both decorative and construction purposes and develop an understanding of safety practices in a workshop environment. They research textile and fashion designers, and their products and develop an understanding of how designers are inspired to create their products. Students research the origins of textile fibres and apply sustainability strategies such as zero waste design throughout design and production.

Product Design – Textiles students immerse themselves in this exhilarating course they have the opportunity to explore and develop their individual creativity. They follow the design process to create a unique design brief, a range of design options, source appropriate fabrics and trims, and produce a fashion product.

Students research and trial a variety of fabric manipulation and complex construction techniques and learn pattern adaptation skills using a commercial pattern. They are exposed to more complex textile and embellishment techniques, and further develop their illustration and fashion rendering skills. Students explore and apply concepts in sustainable textile production.

students learn a variety of techniques used when developing websites for the web. The focus of this course is programming using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Throughout the course, students will build solutions following the design and development stages of the problem-solving methodology used in VCE information technology units. Students will learn to create digital solutions using block code and python programming languages. They will learn the basic terminology and problem solving methodology that will enable them to transition to other programming languages.

In Product Design and Technology students investigate, design and make products from materials with an aesthetic and functional focus. They follow the design process and produce products for a specific end user. Students focus on global design and give consideration to sustainability in design. Tasks will allow for learning about the properties of different materials, different production methods that teach safety whilst using machinery, electric tools and hand tools, in a workshop environment.

System Engineering focuses on engineering fundamentals as the basis of understanding underlying principles and the building blocks that operate in simple to more complex mechanical devices. Students apply their knowledge to design, construct, test and evaluate operational systems. The focus of the system should be mechanical; however, it may include some electronic components. Operational systems also demonstrate selected theoretical principles studied.

Students identify and extract data through the use of software tools such as database, spreadsheet and data visualisation software to create data visualisations or infographics. Students focus on determining the findings of a research question by developing infographics or dynamic data visualisations and the security strategies used by an organisation to protect data and information from threats.

Reasons to Choose