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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Alternative Energy – Specialised Module 4

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)

risk management principles included in the OHS Act and Regulation

risk identification and hazard reduction strategies

conduct a risk assessment

identify and respond to OHS issues to help ensure a safe working environment


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

the properties, structures and applications of materials

the relationships between structure, properties and the application of materials within engineering

the structures, properties and applications of composite materials

use materials in the design and construction of projects based on an understanding and analysis of their properties

design a testing jig or apparatus to analyse properties of materials

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, tools and machines to carry out experiments and construct projects related to alternative energy

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 alternative energy systems

various types of alternative energy systems such as wind, solar, wave, human, geothermal

advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy systems

electrical units and values of voltage, power, current and energy in relation to alternative energy systems

plan and construct or simulate a working model, prototype or full-scale alternative energy system

examine the components of an alternative energy system

use an alternative energy system to power a device

compare the advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy systems

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

traditional, current and emerging technologies that relate to engineering

the role of engineers in creating safe communities and environments

the use of alternative energies for industrial/commercial applications

describe the impact of new and emerging engineering fields on careers and professions


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

design principles and processes

past and present achievements in engineering involving alternative energy

follow a design process in the development and production of projects related to alternative energy

justify design decisions and choices of materials, processes and equipment

apply relevant Australian Standards to engineering designs

Workplace Communication Skills

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


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