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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

Outcome LS 1.3: A student cares for hand tools, power tools and machines.

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

caring for hand tools, power tools and machines

undertake regular checks of hand tools, power tools and machines, eg:

visually inspect electrical cords and plugs

report loose-fitting handles

store hand and power tools appropriately

regularly check for sharpness

clean safely immediately after use

Outcome LS 2.1: A student recognises that a process is used to design and make projects.

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

a design process that includes:

analysis of a problem

idea creation

synthesis of ideas and information



communication throughout the design process

management throughout the design process

recognise the steps in a design process including:

identify a need

explore ideas

choose preferred idea

plan steps for making the project

select tools, equipment and materials

make projects

evaluate projects

Outcome LS 2.2: A student selects appropriate tools to undertake projects.

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

the nature and purpose of a range of tools:

hand tools including hammer, screwdriver, tenon saw, chisel, file

power tools including electric drill, orbital sander, power saw, angle grinder

machines including lathe, bandsaw, disc sander

computer equipment including drawing software and scanners

select tools and equipment in relation to a project, eg:

use cordless drills/saws in preference to 240-volt powered tools to build outdoor school seating (Building and Construction)

use a portable router to machine trenches, as opposed to using a saw, chisel and mallet in the construction of a CD rack (Timber)

use ring spanners rather than adjustable spanner for greater efficiency when working on car engines (Automotive)

use CAD software in designing an outdoor shelter in preference to hand executed drawings, for greater speed and accuracy (Engineering)


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