Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus
7.1Organisation of Content
Industrial Technology Years 7–10 is an elective course that builds on the knowledge, skills and experiences developed in the Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus.
The major emphasis of the Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus is on students being actively involved in the planning, development and construction of quality practical projects. Students should be provided with a range of theoretical and practical experiences to develop knowledge and skills in a selected focus area.
A project report is required for each practical project completed and will form part of the overall assessment of each module.
Focus areas and modules
This syllabus covers a number of focus areas in the field of technology: Automotive, Building and Construction, Ceramics, Electronics, Engineering, Farm Maintenance, Leather, Metal, Multimedia/Photography, Polymers, and Timber.
Each focus area is divided into two compulsory core modules (50 hours each) that lead to a range of optional specialised modules to be studied for not less than 50 hours each. The core modules of each focus area include the design, production and evaluation of practical projects that develop basic understanding and skills. These are further enhanced through the specialised modules.
Individual modules (core and specialised) provide specific content related to the focus areas which will be developed in the key areas of:
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Materials, Tools and Techniques
Links to Industry
Societal and Environmental Impact.
Modules are structured in a sequential manner, with the knowledge and skills developed in one module applied and enhanced through subsequent modules within the focus area. Schools may deliver consecutive modules concurrently to maximise the use of resources.
For each module, additional content is provided that will enable students to explore focus areas to a greater depth and breadth. Additional content is designed to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge and skills in both practical and theoretical contexts.
Syllabus content is to be delivered in accordance with all policies and guidelines relating to the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of tools, equipment, materials and chemicals.