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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Control Systems – 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


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

the properties, structure and applications of materials

testing materials for properties

the basic structure of metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics

electromagnetic induction and induction motors

use materials in the design and production of control systems based on an understanding of their properties

test materials for properties and/or examine and analyse results of property tests

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 experiments, prototypes and products

use a range of equipment, hand and power tools, and machines to carry out experiments and construct projects/working models/prototypes in control systems

Engineering Principles and Processes

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

the nature and purpose of control systems

types of control systems: mechanical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic

the principles of simple control systems using sensors, actuators and controllers

the applications of control systems, eg production processes, robots, washing machines, servo brakes

the function of feedback in a control system

design and construct, or simulate, control systems for specific purposes

conduct experiments with a range of control devices and systems

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

traditional, current and emerging technologies that relate to control technologies

describe the impact of control technologies on the working environment


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

design principles and processes

past, present and future challenges in control systems

Australian Standards for engineering design

apply principles of design in the development and production of projects related to control systems

Workplace Communication Skills

(refer to Outcomes 5.4.1, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)


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