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Industrial Technology and Design

 
 
ITD aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that individually and collaboratively students:
 
  • are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies
  • effectively and responsibly select and use appropriate technologies, materials, data, systems, tools and equipment when designing and creating healthy, socially, economically and environmentally sustainable products, services or environments
  • critique, evaluate and use thinking skills and technologies processes for a range of problems or situations
  • plan, manage, create and produce (make) technologies solutions for situations or problems for a range of settings
  • engage confidently with and make informed, ethical decisions about technologies for personal wellbeing and health, recreation, everyday life, the world of work and preferred futures.
 

Years 7 & 8


Through Design and Technologies, students manage projects independently and collaboratively from conception to realisation. They apply design and systems thinking and design processes to investigate ideas, generate and refine ideas, plan, produce and evaluate designed solutions. They develop a sense of pride, satisfaction and enjoyment from their ability to develop innovative designed products, services and environments.
 

Year 7 Design and Technology students investigate, design, produce and evaluate a useable piece of jewellery using supplied materials and/or recycled items. Students may have the opportunity to make a 3D prototype of their final design using AutoCad Inventor graphics program and the 3D printer. This may be achieved in the ITD workshop or the Home Economics area.

 
     
 

Learning goals include:

  • using the design process to design a functional piece of jewellery
  • creating a functional piece of jewellery
  • evaluating the success of their design
 

Students may also have the opportunity to create a wooden pencil case.

The subject motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work.

Year 9

 

All Industrial Technology and Design subjects have an industrial focus e.g. product design, product manufacture, industrial graphics, systems design, control, energy, safety, and social/environmental impacts of technology developments.  Students are involved in technology challenges that develop their design, problem solving, decision making, task management, creative and practical skills.

Domestic Products

 

Technology practice:  development skills and workshop processes through the participation and completion of domestic themed products.

Task examples:  storage units, serving tray, magazine holder.

Transportation Systems

 

Technology practice:  introduction to the formal design process through the investigation and construction of transport based systems products.

Task examples:  water rockets, aerodynamics/flying toys, model boats, fishing lures/poppers, solar car.

Graphics (offered both semesters)

 

Graphical communication:  communicating via drawing, exploration of graphical communication techniques, sketching, formal drawing practices and genres and the introduction of computer aided drafting - Autodesk-Inventor & Revit.

 
 

Year 10

Semester 1

 

All Industrial Technology and Design subjects have an industrial focus e.g. product design, product manufacture, industrial graphics, systems design, control, energy, safety, and social/environmental impacts of technology developments. Students are involved in technology challenges that develop their design, problem solving, decision making, task management, creative and practical skills.

Technology Studies

 
Students develop an understanding of real world product design and production processes.

ITD

 
Foundation studies:  advanced technology and design practices.
 
Task examples:  beach chair, jewellery box, step ladder.

Graphics

 
Year 10 Graphics has been primarily designed to mirror the assessment techniques and instruments outlined in the Senior Syllabus of Graphics.  This provides the students with the underpinning knowledge and critical thinking skills required for Senior Graphics.  Students will further develop their skills using traditional drawing, sketching and computer aided drawing techniques.

Semester 2

 
Preparation for Engineering Pathways
 
Engineering is a course of study offering students the opportunity to gain National Accreditation for Certificate II in Engineering Pathways in the senior phase of learning.  Year 10 Semester 2 is a preparatory course.
Possible Career Paths:  Boiler making, Locksmith, Sheet metal worker, Electronic Engineer, Engineering Tradesperson– Fabrication, Steel Fixer.
 
 
Preparation for Furnishing Skills 
 
Furnishing skills provides the opportunity for students to gain an insight into, and skill development in a variety of Furnishing Industry trades. Year 10 Semester 2 is a preparatory course.
Possible Career Paths:  Furniture Maker, Craftsperson, Picture Framer, Carpenter, Industrial Designer, Wood Machinist.
 
Preparation for Graphics - Authority subject
 
Graphics can be defined as writing, describing and delineating information and the diagrammatic and graphical representation of information.

The study of Graphics establishes the means required to communicate technical and general information successfully in today's vast technological environment. Senior Graphics is aimed at fulfilling the requirements of those students who intend embarking on a particular vocation that requires a higher form of graphical communication.

Where does Graphics lead?
Graphics is an Authority subject.  Students who successfully complete this subject should be motivated to pursue the following career paths in which graphical communication is in everyday use: all technical trades, Architecture, Engineering,  Graphic design, Drafting, Cartography, Industrial Design, Commercial Art.
 
Preparation for Technology Studies - Authority subject
 
Technology Studies is a course of study that investigates the nature and functions of available resources through the application of inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. It requires students to identify and understand a problem or need, select appropriate resources and strategies that may solve that problem, implement a plan and evaluate the outcomes. Students are encouraged to be active participants in invention and innovation through design, making and appraising. They are exposed to a range of intellectual challenges while developing practical skills associated with hand and power tools, machinery and equipment.
 

Technology Studies involves students in designing products, systems or environments where safety is a mandatory aspect of the course.

 
 

Senior Secondary Years 11 & 12

 
  • Graphics (Authority subject)
  • Technology Studies (Authority subject)
  • Furnishing Skills (SAS)

The Furnishing Skills subject focusses on industry pratices and production processes required to manufacture furnishing products with high aesthetic quaities.  This subject provides students with the opportunity to experience the challenge and personal satisfaction of undertaking practical work while developing beneficial vocational and life skills.

 
See Vocational Education page for VET offerings.
 

Staff:

 

Mrs Diana Peeters (Head of Department)

Mr Dwight Macaulay dmaca5@eq.edu.au

Mr Paul Manuel pmanu3@eq.edu.au

Mr John Marano jxmar16@eq.edu.au

Mr Hayden Scott hscot19@eq.edu.au

Mr Stephen Steel sstee31@eq.edu.au

 

Contact Details:

 

Head of Department - Technology (ITD) – Diana Peeters

Telephone - 5440 4227

Email - dpeet3@eq.edu.au 

 
 
 

Please refer to subject selection book for detailed subject information.