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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus


Leatherwork – 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 and applications of materials and components associated with leatherwork

select a range of appropriate materials and components most suitable for completing leatherwork projects

identify and use related materials to enhance a leatherwork project’s appearance

compare the different properties and applications of various leathers and apply them to leatherwork projects

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

the range of equipment, tools and machines in leatherwork

identify, select and use a range of suitable leatherworking tools for the production and completion of practical leatherwork projects

use, adjust and maintain specialist leatherwork tools as required


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

a range of advanced processes and techniques which could include:


machining garments

inverted carving

use suitable processes and techniques and apply them to advanced projects

construct and use jigs to assist in the production and construction of a project

select and apply appropriate edge and surface preparation methods and apply a suitable surface treatment or finish to achieve a quality project

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

industrial manufacturing techniques in the leather industry

research current techniques, materials and equipment used in the leatherwork industry to develop and mass-produce a similar project

compare and contrast industrial practices with classroom experiences


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

the application of design principles and processes to individual projects

project management

resource selection

work through a design process to develop and produce practical projects

evaluate practical projects and processes

plan and follow a sequence of operations to complete projects within specified time frames

research and calculate all costs for the development of a project

explain and justify the selection and use of materials, processes and equipment in practical projects

Workplace Communication Skills

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


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