Unit aim

Focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the New South Wales Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course and the materials, tools and techniques related to a range of technologies included in the Technology (Mandatory) syllabus. 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 the NSW Technology (Mandatory) Stage 4 course.

Designers, the design industry, processes and considerations in realising appropriate, ethical and environmentally responsible design solutions.

Current, emerging technologies and WHS considerations of the following technology contexts:

  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Timber
  • Mixed Materials
  • Graphics and Multimedia
Workshop – Textile technology
Workshop – Timber technology
Workshop – Food technology
Workshop – Mixed Materials technology
Workshop – Graphics 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

  • Great book that will become an excellent future teaching resource: Chapman & Peace, 1992, GCSE Collins, Design and Realisation, Collins Educational, London. ISBN: 0-00-322-035-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (self paced)
Workshop on-site 5 days (Once)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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