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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Art Metal – Specialised Module 3

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and process

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 a range of research methods in the development of 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 simple working drawings (pictorial and orthogonal) 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 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 impact of art metal industries on society and the environment

the consequences of raw materials extraction on the environment

identify pollution control measures used in art metal activities in industry

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

applications of metals

describe the properties and uses of metals for specific art metal purposes


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