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Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Australia needs enterprising individuals who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies, and who can independently and collaboratively develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living.
Technologies can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and natural, managed and constructed environments.
Students create designed solutions for one or more of the technologies contexts based on a critical evaluation of needs or opportunities.  They establish detailed criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and use these to evaluate their ideas and designed solutions and processes.  They create and connect design ideas and processes of increasing complexity and justify decisions.  Students communicate and document projects.  They independently and collaboratively apply sequenced production and management plans when producing designed solutions, making adjustments to plans when necessary.  They select and use appropriate technologies skilfully and safely to product high-quality designed solutions suitable for the intended purpose.

The practical nature of the Technologies learning area engages students in critical and creative thinking, including understanding interrelationships in systems when solving complex problems.




Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions;
- are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time;
- make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future;
- engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions;
- critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.

Years 7 & 8


Year 8 Design and Technology students investigate, design, produce and evaluate a new canteen food item suitable for sale following the SMART Foods guidelines.  Students have the opportunity to trial food items, working creatively and collaboratively in the kitchen.

Year 9

Food Studies
Textiles and Design
Early Childhood Development and Design

Year 10

Semester 1
Food Design
Sustainable Textiles
Early Childhood Development and Design
Semester 2
Preparation for Fashion (Applied subject)
Preparation for Tourism/Business (VET subject)
Preparation for Hospitality (VET subject)
Preparation for Food & Nutrition (General subject)
Preparation for Early Childhood Education & Care (VET subject)

Senior Secondary - Years 11 & 12

Fashion (Applied)
Tourism/Business (see VET brochure)
Hospitality (see VET brochure)
Food & Nutrition (General)
Early Childhood Education & Care (see VET brochure)



Mrs Diana Peeters (Head of Department)

Mrs Tina Fitzgerald

Mrs Fiona Hughes

Mrs Karren Waring

Ms Sarah Benaud

Mrs Majella Thompson

Contact Details


Head of Department - Diana Peeters

Telephone - 5440 4227

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