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Industrial Technology and Design

Industrial technology and design students have excellent pathways toward industry and the Western Corridor Trade Training Centre (WESTEC). This facility will provide students with a range of vocational pathways in Engineering, Automotive, Construction Electronic Communication and Furnishing.

Year 7

Students are introduced to ITD and the workshop environment while they design and manufacture projects made from wood, metal and plastic.

Year 8

Students design and manufacture real world projects as they explore a range of materials and processes while working with wood, plastic and metal. Students also explore the use of 3D Computer Aided Design programs.

Year 9

Students are offered a number of electives such as: Graphics and Industrial Technology and Design

Graphics

In graphics students use the elements and principles of design to produce graphical representations for design challenges. They learn about a range of graphical communication methods including free-hand sketching, 3D and 2D CAD, and multimedia. Students apply these skills in the areas of product design, business and the built environment.

Industrial Technology and Design

Students are exposed to a diverse range of problems, skills and materials.  This provides the basic building blocks for further years to expand on these processes. 
Students gain technical knowledge, develop reasonable proficiency in hand and machine skills, create an awareness of quality design and create a safe and productive working environment. There are many opportunities for students to express their creativity in problem solving and designing.

Year 10

Students are offered a number of electives such as: Graphics, and Introduction to Trades and Technology Studies.

Graphics

In graphics students expand on their knowledge in the elements and principles of design to produce graphical representations for design challenges. They increase their knowledge and skills in the use of a range of graphical communication methods including free-hand sketching, 3D and 2D CAD, and multimedia. Students apply these skills in the areas of product design, business and the built environment.

Introduction to Trades 

This subject is designed to give students an introduction to, and pathways toward, trade areas within automotive, furnishing, engineering, and construction. Students work in the workshop manufacturing a range of products in both wood and metal. Students learn basic technical knowledge, develop reasonable proficiency in hand and machine skills, learn an awareness of manufacturing quality products and how to create a safe and productive working environment. Students are required to complete theory units related to the practical tasks undertaken in the workshop.

Technology Studies

Students design and make a range of products to a given brief. They learn safe workshop procedures and a range of workshop skills. Technology Studies is a course of study which investigates the nature and functions of available resources through the application of inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. It requires students to identify and understand a problem or need, select appropriate resources and strategies that may solve that problem, implement a plan and evaluate the outcomes. Students are encouraged to be active participants in invention and innovation. They are exposed to a range of intellectual challenges while developing practical skills associated with hand and power tools, machinery and equipment.

Year 11 and 12

Students are offered a number of electives such as: Graphics, Technology Studies, Construction, Engineering, and Industrial Graphics and Furnishing. 

Graphics

Students work in the areas of built environment and product design to produce documentation and presentation drawings. The aim of this subject is to provide interesting and coherent learning experiences in a variety of topics which will enhance the student’s ability to use graphical means of communication more effectively. Many students will have been introduced to some of the principles and practices of graphical communication in earlier studies. At the successful completion of the subject, students should be motivated to pursue vocational interests in areas such as architecture, surveying and drafting, or go on to higher studies in these areas as well as in science and engineering.

Technology Studies

Students design and make a range of products to a given brief. They learn safe workshop procedures and a range of workshop skills. Technology Studies is a course of study which investigates the nature and functions of available resources through the application of inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. It requires students to identify and understand a problem or need, select appropriate resources and strategies that may solve that problem, implement a plan and evaluate the outcomes. Students are encouraged to be active participants in invention and innovation. They are exposed to a range of intellectual challenges while developing practical skills associated with hand and power tools, machinery and equipment.

Construction

Students complete projects relevant to the construction industry. This course is a broad and general induction to the construction industry. The aim is to provide students with a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and experience leading toward a range of vocational training and higher educational courses within the construction industry.

Engineering

Students learn how to work with metal in a workshop environment. Skills and knowledge are gained in the engineering industry, safety in the workplace, drawing interpretation, hand and power tools, welding/cutting process and materials and finishing.

Furnishing

Students work with timber to manufacture a range of products. Industrial Technology Studies (Furnishing) suits students who like to work in the workshop with timber and develop practical skills and pathways within the furnishing industry or construction industry.

Industrial Graphics

Students use a variety of computer and drawing skills to create plans, elevations, pictorial views and 3D models of everyday objects. This is an excellent pathways program for students wanting to pursue a career in the drafting, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance or construction industry.
 
If you require any further details, please contact:
 
Colin Terry, Acting Head of Department (Applied Technology)
 
on 3714 2333 or cterr28@eq.edu.au