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Design and 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.

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 three of the following:

  • Food and Fibre
  • Food Technology
  • Systems, Product Design & Textiles.

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

  • Food Technology
  • Textiles
  • Product Design and Systems Engineering.

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

  • Food Technology
  • Textiles
  • Product Design and Systems Engineering.

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
  • Technology

At senior level students can select from the following:

  • Product Design
  • Product Design: Textiles
  • Systems Engineering.


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 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.

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 are introduced to the fundamental concepts and terminology of software design and development. Students engage in computational thinking tasks to build their understanding of how computers are used to solve problems. As part of the computer science study, students have the opportunity to take part in a computational thinking challenge. Students learn about software development while designing and making interactive software products.

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 will design and make products using a combination of materials such as timber, plastics and recycled objects. In this technology area, students learn about workshop safety through the use of handtools, basic machinery and portable hand tools. Students will learn practical skills whilst designing and making an item that suits a brief, products could include: night light, storage boxes, theatre props and other small timber items.

Reasons to Choose