OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies subjects of the Australian Curriculum up to Years 7 & 8.  The New South Wales Technology Mandatory Years 7 & 8 course and the materials, tools and techniques related to a range of technologies associated with this curriculum. There is also an emphasis on the development of skills in the selection of materials, safe use of tools and equipment and appropriate techniques that will be developed through practical application in a workshop environment. Related WH&S issues will be addressed.

Unit content

The structure, teaching and management of Technologies subjects in Years 7 & 8.

Activities and processes undertaken by designers including the thinking skills and considerations in realising appropriate, ethical and environmentally responsible design solutions.

Current, emerging technologies and WHS considerations of Technologies Contexts such as:

  • Digital Technologies

  • Engineering Principles and Systems

  • Food and Fibre Production

  • Materials Technologies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (11 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (self paced)
Workshop on-site 4 days (Once)
Reflective writing50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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