11 Design Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Cook

Design Technology gives students the opportunity to learn how to design, make and test their own creations, acquiring skills and knowledge which are applicable to areas such as product design, furniture design, spatial design and the building and construction industry.

Material and Construction Skills: Students will learn a range of construction techniques using the workshop equipment to make both three dimensional models for testing and fully realised products.

Design: Students will learn how to apply creative and critical thinking to develop purposeful products for others.

Course Content: Students will complete 2 projects during the year:
Know how can do: Students will learn how to use workshop tools and machinery in order to perform range of skills and techniques that enable them to construct a furniture product. This standard will be internally assessed.

Designing for the Environment: Students will work on a design project where they develop independent study skills and adopt an autonomous approach to the designing of an original solution to a self defined design problem.


12 Design Technology

Design Technology is also offered at Year 12 and 13 level.
Design Technology is a useful subject for students wishing to pursue a career in:
Product design, Furniture Design, Spatial Design, and the Building and construction industries.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Students taking this course will produce products that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $80 for the cost of materials.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Pathway Tags

Product Design, Furniture Design, Spatial Design, Building, Construction

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.