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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Leatherwork – Core Module 2

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

design principles and processes

factors that impact on the design of leather products including:

material selection

shaping processes

joining methods



material lists and project costing

apply principles of design in the modification of projects to enhance function and/or aesthetics

evaluate work practices and relate these to quality of practical projects

identify and consider design factors in the modification of projects

follow a planned construction sequence

use a material list to determine total quantities of materials for a given project

calculate quantities and costs of materials to be used in the completion of projects

use spreadsheets to assist in the calculation of project costs

Workplace Communication Skills

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

freehand drawing and sketching

industry terminology

report writing (including the preparation of documentation to support the development and production of practical projects)

interpret and produce workshop drawings related to the development and production of practical projects

identify and recall specialist terms and use them in context

write reports documenting the development of projects identifying the materials, processes and equipment used

present a report using appropriate software and hardware including word processing and spreadsheets

Societal and Environmental Impact

(refer to Outcomes 5.7.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

the impact of the leather industry on society and the environment

explain different methods of manufacture and tanning and how these methods and their waste products affect the environment and society

Additional Content

a range of techniques and skills to enhance the appearance and/or function of practical projects

the environmental impact of large-scale leather industries

select detailing techniques in addition to, or further to, any of the detailing methods chosen in core module 1. These could include:

adding features such as more complex decoration, stitching, thonging etc

additional finishing techniques such as colouring and dying, oxalic acid

discuss the issues of pollution and recycling in relation to large-scale leather-based industries and analyse how these compare to the craft industry


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