Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus
Stage 5 – Industrial Technology
The knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus are further enhanced through the study of Industrial Technology Years 7–10 through applied practical experiences in one or more focus area.
Students at Stage 5 are able to recognise and make an assessment of the risks and OHS issues that are associated with hand and machine tools and processes that they will be using in the development of their projects. They can identify and assess risks and apply appropriate OHS practices to all of the hand and machine tools and materials that they use and follow correct procedures in completing processes.
Students are able to competently apply a design process to modify, develop and produce original design solutions for a range of practical projects. They are able to identify, select and apply the appropriate hand and machine tools and processes to produce quality practical projects.
Students understand the relationship between the physical and mechanical properties of a range of relevant and associated materials and their functional applications. They are able to select the most appropriate material/s for the successful completion of their practical projects.
At Stage 5 students are able to communicate technical ideas and information with others using a range of methods including graphical, written and verbal. They can select the most appropriate way in which to communicate information.
Through experiences in a range of practical activities, students have developed an appreciation of the value of working cooperatively with others in the achievement of common goals and gain personal satisfaction and enjoyment. These skills form the basis that enables students to continue their learning experiences in many lifestyle and leisure activities.
Students are able to identify and critically evaluate products that have been well designed and well made, and which fulfil their intended function. They are able to apply design criteria to the planning and development of their own projects.
Students are aware of the nature and impact of current, new and emerging technologies on society and the environment. They are able to describe the effect of these technologies on industry and the local and global environment and to envisage future directions and possible applications of technology.