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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Art Metal – Specialised Module 4

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

OHS and Risk Management

(refer to Outcomes 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.4.2 on page 12)

risk management principles included in the OHS Act and Regulation

risk identification and hazard reduction strategies

conduct a risk assessment

identify and respond to OHS issues to help ensure a safe working environment


(refer to Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

the properties and applications of materials and components related to the Metal focus area

materials related or allied to those used in the construction of art metal projects

identify and select metals for individual projects based on an analysis of properties and service requirements

identify, select and use related materials to further enhance an art metal work project’s appearance

Equipment, Tools and Machines

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

a range of tools, equipment and machines used in art metalwork

the use of jigs in the production of art metal projects

identify, select and use a range of hand, power and machine tools and equipment in the production of practical projects

select and use appropriate heating equipment as required

use jigs to assist in the production and assembly of projects


(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

a range of processes and techniques related to art metalwork

identify, select and use suitable processes and techniques for individual projects

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in art metal industries

research current techniques, materials and equipment used by industry to develop and produce similar projects

compare and contrast industrial practices with classroom experiences


(refer to Outcomes 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 on pages 12–13)

the application of design principles and processes to individual projects

project management

resource selection

work through a design process to develop and produce practical projects

evaluate practical projects and processes

plan and follow a sequence of operations to complete a project within a specified time frame

research and calculate all costs for the development of individual projects

explain and justify selection and use of materials, processes and equipment in practical projects

Workplace Communication Skills

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


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