Technology and Design department offers a range of study options that include
Woodwork, Metal work and Design technologies. Students learn to design and make
a range of products.
Year 7 Design Technology explores a range of multimedia and product
design processes and skills on the computer using industry standard software in
a state of the art computer lab. Students will learn to manipulate images using
Adobe Photoshop, design and produce a short film using Adobe Premiere and
design and construct a product from cardboard.
Year 8 Manual Arts gives students their first taste of
Industrial Technology and what it means to imagine -> design -> create.
Students work with metal, timber and plastics to produce small projects to take
home. While making these projects, students learn about the different materials
and how to cut and shape them effectively. Students also learn how to read and
create drawings using basic graphics skills. Most students simply describe
'Man Arts' as fun!
Year 9 & 10 Design Technology teaches students how to design products on
the computer using a range of industry standard software in a state of the art
computer lab. Students make prototypes of their final designs on 3D printers,
vinyl cutting plotters and computer controlled milling machines.
9 and 10 Wood work and Metal work. Woodwork focuses on construction and furnishing using timber, while Metal
work focuses on sheet metal work, metal turning and welding. Both subjects are
highly practical and students will learn a range of construction methods,
specialised hand skills and finishing techniques. Students enjoy including
their own designs in the projects they create in these subjects.
Construction of our new Trade Skills
Centre will be finished and ready for operation mid-2016. This specialist
facility will be fitted out to offer trade courses in Manufacturing and
Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways) &
Furnishing Skills SAS. Students
will study these 2 course over a 2 year period in The Trade Skills Centre. They
are exposed to hand skills, plan reading, industry visits, manufacturing and furniture
making. This subject offers a wide variety of practical projects and would be
helpful for any student planning a career in the manufacturing, furnishing, building
and construction industry.
Certificate II in Engineering teaches students knowledge and skills
related to an engineering working environment with a view to entering into
employment in that area. With a high industry demand for people skilled in
Welding, fitting & machining and fabrication, you could find work in a wide
range of industries like Construction, Mining, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Fitting – working close to home, interstate or internationally.