Years 9 & 10 – Elective subjects
Design and Technology
Students explore and develop design and engineering skills involving mechanics, electronics and CAD in the design and manufacture of products. In this subject, students benefit from cutting-edge resources and unique learning opportunities made possible through our Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics. This subject is the beginning of a university or technical trade pathway.
Materials and Technology (Furnishing)
Students will be exposed to a diverse range of problems, skills, tools and materials. This will provide the basic building blocks for further years to expand on these processes. Students will establish technical knowledge, develop reasonable proficiency in hand and machine skills, create an awareness of quality design and create a safe and productive working environment. This subject is the beginning of a trade pathway.
Years 11 & 12
Design - General Senior Subject (ATAR)
Design focuses on the application of design thinking to envisage creative products, services and environments in response to human needs, wants and opportunities. Designing is a complex and sophisticated form of problem-solving. Students learn how design has influenced the economic, social and cultural environment in which they live. They learn the value of creativity and build resilience as they experience iterative design processes, where the best ideas may be the result of trial and error and a willingness to take risks and experiment with alternatives.
Design students benefit from access to the outstanding resources at our Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics, including a multi-million dollar Robotics and Design complex.
Engineering - General Senior Subject (ATAR)
Engineering includes the study of mechanics, materials science and control technologies through real-world engineering contexts where students engage in problem-based learning. The problem-based learning framework in Engineering encourages students to become self-directed learners and develop beneficial collaboration and management skills. Students recognise and describe engineering problems, determine solution success criteria and generate, evaluate and refine prototype solutions. They justify their decision-making and acknowledge the societal, economic and environmental sustainability of their engineered solutions.
Engineering students benefit from access to the outstanding resources at our Centre of Excellence in Automatamendion and Robotics, including a multi-million dollar Robotics and Design complex.
Certificate I in Construction (VET)
Certificate I in Construction focuses on the underpinning industry practices and construction processes required to create, maintain and repair the built environment. Students learn to meet customer expectations of quality at a specific price and time. In addition, they understand industry practices; interpret specifications, including information and drawings; safely demonstrate fundamental construction skills and apply skills and procedures with hand/power tools and equipment; communicate using oral, written and graphical modes; organise, calculate and plan construction processes; and evaluate the structures they create using predefined specifications. Students develop transferable skills by engaging in construction tasks that relate to business and industry, and that promote adaptable, competent, self-motivated and safe individuals who can work with colleagues to solve problems and complete practical work.
Furnishing Skills – Applied Senior Subject (Vocational)
Furnishing Skills focuses on the underpinning industry practices and production processes required to manufacture furnishing products with high aesthetic qualities. Students understand industry practices; interpret specifications, including technical information and drawings; demonstrate and apply safe practical production processes with hand/power tools and machinery; communicate using oral, written and graphical modes; organise, calculate and plan production processes; and evaluate the products they create using predefined specifications.
Industrial Technology Skills - Applied Senior Subject (Vocational)
Industrial Technology Skills focuses on the underpinning industry practices and production processes required to produce the technical drawings used in a variety of industries, including building and construction, engineering, furnishing, design and architecture. Students also learn to use the CNC and 3D printing technologies that manufacture products in a variety of industries.