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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Circuits and Components – 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 and Components

(refer to Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

transmission methods:

coaxial cable

electronic and LAN cable

fibre-optic cable

hook-up and lead wire

paired and non-paired

ribbon cable

integrated circuits:

operational amps

555 timers

4000 series

the safe use and handling of chemicals used in printed circuit board manufacture

allied hardware and external components, eg mouldings, mountings, sockets for pots, LEDs and switches

AC/DC motors and generators

sensing devices including LDRs, ultrasonic sensors, infra-red sensors, temperature and pressure

control technologies including:

switching devices such as 741 Op

amplifier ICs

transistors and relays

use different wire types and other transmission methods in the development and production of practical projects

compare the advantages and disadvantages of different transmission methods

understand and use dual in-line (DIL) series of ICs

use solvents, etchants and photo-etching chemicals

select and use a range of components and hardware in the development and production of practical projects

identify AC/DC motors and generators

use sensing devices in the production of practical projects

use control technologies in circuit design and production

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

a range of tools and equipment including cathode-ray oscilloscope, sound generators and signal generators

use, operate and care of a variety of tools and test equipment


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

fault diagnosis and rectification

the use of measurement equipment including multimeters

PCB design and construction

FM transmission

magnetism and inductance

fault-find projects using multimeter

use a multimeter to measure current and voltage in series and parallel circuits

use software to develop PCB pattern design

produce PCBs using etchants and photo-etching

describe basic FM transmission

explain the principles of electromagnetism and induced currents

explain inductance process and transformation of power


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