12 Design Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Kenway

In Design Technology students develop skills by designing and making Products.

Students are expected to take their high-quality Prototype Products home with them on completion of their course.

Over the year students will develop their skills in the Design Technology practical area, further developing their skills in how to research, analsye, design, and make products, using a range of tools and equipment including Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, laser cutting and 3D Printing.

Students will work on a Design and Make project within a Context / Theme. 

Within the given Context / Theme students will research, design, develop, manufacture, and test their own Prototype Product for a specific purpose and Customer / Stakeholders of their choosing.

Throughout the course Students will complete a Design Portfolio using Google slides which will document their research, designing, making and testing. 

This portfolio of work will be how they are assessed for their project work against Technology Achievement Standards.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Design Technology

Design Technology is a useful subject for students wishing to pursue a career in product design, spatial design, furniture design and the building/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.

Pathway Tags

Product Design, Spatial Design, Furniture Design, Building and 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.