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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – POLYMERS

Polymers – Specialised Module 3

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)

the intent of the OHS Act and the role of WorkCover in the workplace

potential hazards in the work environment

safe handling of chemicals

select and use personal protective equipment

identify specific OHS issues associated with the production of practical projects

Materials

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

the properties, applications and production of a range of polymers, components and other materials appropriate to polymer project work

describe the properties and applications of a range of polymer materials

select and use a range of suitable materials and components in the development and production of polymer projects

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

the care and maintenance of a range of equipment, tools and machines used in the production of polymer projects

the use of jigs, templates and moulds in the production of polymer projects

a range of machine and portable power tools used for machining and finishing polymer projects

use and maintain a range of tools in the production of polymer projects

prepare and use a range of jigs, templates and moulds in the production of polymer projects

use a range of machine and power tools in the production of polymer projects

Techniques

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

a range of processes, methods and techniques related to the production of polymers projects such as:

cutting, shaping, forming and finishing polymers using a range of hand and machine tools

joining polymers using adhesives, fastening devices and other methods

casting in resin

multi-part GRP moulding

a range of appropriate finishing processes suitable for use on polymer projects

select, correctly and safely use/apply a range of techniques in the development and manufacture of polymer projects

select and use a range of joining methods

select and use a range of appropriate surface finishes and edge treatments

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in polymers including the application of computer-aided manufacture (CAM)

compare and contrast industrial processes with those undertaken in the classroom

identify new and emerging technologies in polymer product manufacture and compare them to traditional technologies

describe the impact of new and emerging technologies on careers and professions in polymer product manufacture

Design

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

design principles and processes

apply principles of design in the modification and

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