Technology is taught across Years 7 and 8. It provides students with an opportunity to design and create using a broad range of technologies including Food and Agriculture, Engineered Systems, Digital Technology and Materials Technologies (textiles, timber, metal and plastic). Students are encouraged to make use of digital fabrication equipment such as laser cutters, vinyl cutters and 3D printers.
Industrial Technology – Timber
Industrial Technology – Timber is a course that provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in design and practical woodworking as well as knowledge of associated skills and materials. Students learn about safe work practices, materials, related theory and develop a sense of personal satisfaction through the production of a range of practical projects.
Industrial Technology – Multimedia
Industrial Technology – Multimedia provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the multimedia production process, digital photography and associated industries such as movie, animation, digital drawing and game making.
The study of Food Technology provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of food in relation to properties, processing, preparation, nutritional considerations and consumption patterns. It addresses the importance of hygiene and safe working practices and legislation in the production of food. It also provides students with a context through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety food adds to life.
The study of Textiles Technology provides students with knowledge of the properties, performance and uses of textiles. They explore fabrics, yarns, fibres and colouration. Students examine the historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives on textile design and develop an appreciation of the factors affecting them as textile consumers. Students investigate the work of textile designers and make judgements about the appropriateness of design ideas, the selection of materials and tools, and the quality of textile items. Textile projects give students the opportunity to be creative, independent learners and to explore functional and aesthetic aspects of textiles.
Marine and Aqua Technology
Marine Technology fits into an emerging field of study relating to sustainability of the marine environment. It provides an opportunity for the future custodians of this environment to study it and appreciate its value. It also gives them the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to use and protect its unique ecosystems. They will be involved in project development relating to water-related enterprises and leisure activities.
iSTEM is a course designed to help the engineers and problem solvers of the future. Students will learn to use a range of tools, techniques and processes, including digital manufacturing technologies in order to develop solutions to a wide variety of engineering based problems. The course aims to develop knowledge, skills and appreciation of engineers and technologists through problem solving and design whilst encouraging a sense of purpose, enjoyment and personal satisfaction through project based learning.
Industrial Technology – Multimedia Technologies
Industrial Technology Multimedia consists of project work and Industry Study that develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the multimedia industry. Students engage in a range of creative and technical pursuits ranging from film making through to animation and web design. This subject allows students to learn many technical skills and also allows them to collaborate on creative projects whilst developing a Minor Project in Year 11, a Major Project in Year 12 and supporting documentation of the design and production of these projects.
Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the timber and furniture industry and its related technologies. The course highlights the importance of design, management and production through the production of practical projects. Students select and apply appropriate design, management and production skills in the development of a Minor Project in Year 11, a Major Project in Year 12 and supporting documentation of the design and production of these projects.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology is a diverse subject which can incorporate a wide array of technologies depending on the student’s interest. Design and Technology involves the study of design theory and practice, design processes, environmental and social issues, communication, research, technologies, and the manipulation of materials, tools and techniques. It involves hands-on practical activities which develop knowledge and skills in designing and producing. The course involves the development, realisation and documentation of design projects. The Major Design Project and supporting folio requires students to select and apply appropriate design, production and evaluation skills to a product, system or environment that satisfies an identified need or opportunity.
Hospitality – Kitchen Operations (VET)
This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools. Skills and knowledge will prepare the students in providing effective hospitality service to customers. This course is competency based and the student’s performance is assessed against prescribed industry standards. This course requires all students to also complete a mandatory work placement of 70 hours.
Furniture Making Pathways (VET)
Offered as an alternative for students who have completed Preliminary Industrial Technology Timber but are not pursuing an ATAR, this course provides the opportunity to gain a Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways. The course involves students in gaining knowledge and skills that will be required in the furniture making industry through the completion of set projects and the demonstration of competency in those skills.
Marine Studies (Content Endorsed Course 1 Unit)
Marine Studies provides an educational context, linked to the needs of a significantly coastal and waterways-based population, fostering links to tertiary study and vocational pathways. Further, this syllabus brings a wide range of marine-based leisure experiences to students in a safe setting. Marine Studies provides for both practical and theoretical learning and students acquire skills to solve real life problems. As part of this course students must participate in a PADI Open Water Diver course and complete a Resuscitation Certificate.
Computing Applications (Content Endorsed Course 1 Unit)
Computing Applications is a 'hands-on' skills-based course aimed at developing the student's abilities to use hardware and software to complete a range of practical experiences in a broad range of topic areas. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of computing in completing tasks that enable them to be confident users of the technology. Students will also develop skills in evaluation and be able to discriminate in the use of this technology to accomplish a defined task. Designed for students with little practical computing experience, students will develop a basic understanding of computer systems, word processing skills and an ability to create graphic designs.