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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – TIMBER

The Timber focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the timber and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to timber which are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

Cabinetwork

Wood Machining.

Practical projects undertaken should reflect the nature of the Timber focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to timber-related technologies. These may include:

furniture items

decorative timber products

storage and transportation products

small stepladders or similar

storage and display units.

Projects should promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course.

A note to teachers about practical experiences

To satisfy the requirements of the syllabus students must undertake a range of practical experiences that occupy the majority of course time. Practical experiences should be used to develop knowledge and understanding of and skills in designing, producing and evaluating. Student capability, confidence and expertise at their current stage of development are important considerations in determining the teaching and learning sequences in the course.

In developing and delivering teaching programs teachers should be aware of and adopt the relevant guidelines and directives of their education authorities and/or schools. Teaching programs should recognise and reflect relevant State and Commonwealth legislation, regulations and standards including Occupational Health and Safety, Chemical Safety in Schools and Animal Welfare guidelines. Teachers need to be aware of activities that may require notification, certification, permission, permits and licences.

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