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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Outdoor Structures and Landscaping – 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 and applications of a range of materials used in landscaping including:

solid timber

lattice

bricks, blocks and pavers

sand, soil and gravels

concrete

fittings, eg post saddles

recycled materials, eg crusher dust

compare the advantages and disadvantages of different materials, eg timber: treated vs untreated

select and use a range of materials and resources in the development and production of practical projects

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 landscaping and construction including tools for:

building: cutting, shaping, joining

excavation and site preparation

levelling

use hand and power tools in the construction of projects

Techniques

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

a range of processes and techniques related to the construction of projects such as:

simple framed structures

concrete slabs

decks

retaining walls

paved areas

simple garden furniture, garden edging or garden structures

prepare sites for landscaping

use jigs to assist in the production of outdoor structures or landscaping

mark out, set out and complete projects

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial and commercial techniques and processes relating to landscape design and construction including the application of computing technologies in these industries

compare and contrast commercial practice with classroom experiences

identify new and emerging technologies and contrast with those used in the past

describe the impact of new and emerging technologies on careers and professions in landscaping

Design

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

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