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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Jewellery – 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 jewellery-making

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

metal alloys

select materials for individual projects based on an analysis of properties and aesthetic appeal

identify, select and use related materials to further enhance the appearance of jewellery projects

identify common metal alloys and explain the reasons for alloying

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 jewellery-making

the use of jigs in the manufacture of jewellery products

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

select and use heating equipment for heating and joining metals

use jigs to assist in the construction and assembly of jewellery pieces


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

a range of processes and techniques related to jewellery making

jig design and manufacture

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

make and use jigs to assist in the construction of a project

select and apply appropriate edge treatments, surface preparation methods and apply a suitable surface treatment or finish

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in jewellery industries

research current techniques, materials and equipment used by the jewellery industry to develop and mass-produce a similar project

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 projects within specified time frames

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


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