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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Polymers – 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 associated with the Polymers focus area

adhesives and alternate materials and components appropriate to polymer projects

select appropriate polymers, adhesives, components and allied materials for completing polymer projects

develop solutions to problems using an appropriate range of materials and components

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

a range of equipment, tools and machines used in the manufacture of polymer projects and components

the use of jigs, templates and other aids in the manufacture of polymer projects

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

make and use jigs, templates and other aids to assist in the production of quality polymer projects


(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 manufacture of polymer projects using thermoplastic and/or thermosetting polymer materials

the design and construction of plugs and moulds

machining and joining polymers

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

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in the polymer products industry

research current techniques, materials and equipment used by 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 evaluation

project management

resource selection

work through a design process to develop and produce practical projects

evaluate practical projects and processes used in their construction

plan and follow a sequence of operations to complete projects within specified time frames

research suitable materials and processes and calculate the cost for the development and production of individual projects

justify the 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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