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Technology and Applied Studies

Technology (Mandatory Stage 4)

The Stage 4 course is about finding solutions to meet people’s needs.  It involves learning about a wide range of technologies through practical experience in designing, constructing, evaluation, using computers, marketing and managing.  Students will learn new skills, make decisions about what to do and how to do it.

Over two years students will complete up to eight Design briefs in different areas such as Built Environments, Products and Information and Communication.  This can involve projects in:

  • wood
  • metal
  • mixed media
  • food
  • textiles
  • ICT (Information & Communication Technology)

Students will learn how to plan projects step by step and how to solve particular problems and computer skills will form an important part of these context areas.

Industrial Technology - Wood (Elective Stage 5)


Course Outline:

The 100/200 hour study of timber in the Industrial Technology program provides students with opportunities to engage in a diverse range of creative and practical experiences using a variety of technologies widely available in industrial and domestic settings. This will include study in the area of timber.


The aim of the program is to develop in students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and values related to a range of technologies through the safe interaction with materials, tools and processes in the planning, development and construction of quality practical projects.


Topics that may be covered include:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Risk Management
  • Hand & Power Tools in the Application of Projects
  • The Growth, Structure and Properties of Timber
  • Design in Timber
  • Timber Joints
  • Environmental issues in timber industries
  • Emerging Technologies


Food Technology (Elective Stage 5)

During the 100/200 hour Food Technology elective course, students explore food related issues through a range of practical experiences, allowing them to make informed and appropriate choices with regard to food.


The aim of the Food Technology program is to actively engage students in learning about food in a variety of settings, enabling them to evaluate the relationships between food, technology, nutritional status and the quality of life.



Topics that may be covered include:


  • Food in Australia
  • Food equity
  • Food product development
  • Food selection and health
  • Food service and catering
  • Food for special needs
  • Food for special occasions
  • Food trends

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