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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Metal Fabrication – Specialised Module 3

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

the efficient use of materials when planning projects

project sequencing and time management

research techniques

apply principles of design in the modification and design of metal projects

identify and apply the factors influencing good design to the design and/or modification of projects

produce freehand sketches to visualise, generate and record ideas

calculate the total cost of projects

using standard available sizes, calculate economical quantities of materials for projects

follow a planned sequence of operations

use internet facilities when designing and making practical projects

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

working drawings

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

read, interpret and produce assembly and detail drawings to assist in the production of projects

develop and use material lists

recall specialist terms and use them in context when reporting on the development and production of projects

prepare and present reports to document the development of projects, identifying the materials, processes and equipment used

prepare reports using a range of software and hardware displaying skills in more than one application

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the effects of metal industries on society and the environment

the consequences of raw material extraction on the environment

identify pollution control measures used in fabrication activities in metal industries

Additional Content

a range of techniques and skills to enhance the appearance and/or function of practical projects

select and use techniques in addition to or further to any of the methods nominated in previous modules

elementary CAD applications

use CAD programs to produce 2D workshop drawings for projects

applications of metals and corrosion control techniques

identify and investigate a range of materials and finishes used in the production of manufactured domestic products (refrigerators, washing machines, stoves etc)


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