Learning

Technology

Why study Technology?

Studying technology develops a range of skills including:

  • Literacy skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Problem solving
  • Reflection, evaluation and resilience
  • Planning and time-management
  • Cooperation & Communication
  • Team work
  • Creativity
  • Practical skills – safety and use of equipment

All Technology subjects inspire creativity, practical skills for life-long learning and engagement with the design process.  The study of Technology aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students learn to work as individuals and collaboratively.  The Technology curriculum allows students to create quality designed solutions across a range of contexts.  In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important students develop knowledge and confidence to analyse critically and respond creatively to design challenges.  Through Technology, students are encouraged to consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of technological advancements.  Students also take into consideration the ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors that inform the design processes.

Technology enables students to plan and manage projects from conception to realisation.  Through the practical application of skills, students develop dexterity and coordination.  Knowledge, understanding and skills learnt through Technology subjects are readily transferable to life.

Year 7

Students complete a compulsory study of Technology which develops their knowledge and skills in:

  • Design & Technology (Food)

Year 8

Students complete a compulsory study of Technology which develops their knowledge and skills in:

  • Design & Technology (Wood)
  • Design & Technology (Ceramics)

Year 9

Students may select one or more electives from:

  • Textiles - Op Shop Fashion
  • Food & Technology – Back to Basics
  • Food & Technology – Food & Lifestyles
  • Food & Technology – Masterchef
  • Design & Technology – All Systems Go
  • Design & Technology – Make it, Use it!
  • Design & Technology – Ceramics: Join It
  • Design & Technology – Ceramics: Advanced

Year 10

Students may select one or more electives from:

  • Design & Technology (Wood, Metal, Plastics) - A & B
  • Design & Technology (Textiles) - Ethical Consumerism
  • Design & Technology (Textiles) – Functional & Aesthetic Design
  • Food & Technology – Let’s Do Food
  • Food & Technology – Creative Catering

VCE Subjects

Students may select elective VCE studies from:

  • Product Design & Technology (Material) – Units 1, 2 & 3, 4
  • Product Design & Technology (Textiles) – Units 1, 2 & 3, 4
  • Food Studies – Units 1, 2 & 3, 4
  • System Engineering – Units 1, 2, 3 & 4