TECHNOLOGY

The Technology faculty of the College provides first-class training in many facets to students from Years 7 - 12. The students have been provided with excellent facilities to undertake their training.

Training is offered in the following areas (subject to numbers).

Food Studies

These subjects are offered to all year 7 - 12 students. In Food Studies students participate in demonstration and practical classes and are given the opportunity to manage their time, work safely and hygienically in the kitchen to prepare a variety of foods.
As well, students evaluate and reflect on topics such as Eating Well, The Use of Local Ingredients and Flavours from Around the World.
Research projcets are completed each term.

Lifestyle & Fashion/Textiles

Students work with a variety of textile and craft mediums to produce items which they can wear, decorate their room with or give as presents. Projects include: tie dye pillows, cards, felt items and simple clothing. Students develop skills in machine use, hand sewing, design, fabric decoration, time management and product evaluation. Projects will be completed throughout the year.

Computer Graphics and Design

This subject is offered to all year 9 - 12 students. Students study a variety of computer graphic techniques and software and they will also be introduced to the design process to solve a variety of design briefs from different aspects of computer graphics.
Senior students experience a range of industry based CADD software. 3-D modelling and animation are major components of this course. It also allows students to explore and represent design ideas in a computer generated environment. A major individual design project is part of assessment.

Design in Metal

This subject is offered to all year 9 - 12 students. Students develop skills in fabrication and machining metals and learn how to apply appropriate solutions to problems.
Senior secondary students will be given the opportunity to develop advanced skills in using metals.

Applied Technology

This subject is offered to all year 7 - 12 students. Students develop skills in using different materials and techniques. Students are involved in Designing, Making and Appraisal. Designing, making and appraising is a process through which students develop ideas and create imaginative solutions for learning tasks. They participate in decisions about what, why, and how projects should be undertaken and how the product might be improved.

Design Graphics

This subject is offered to all year 9 - 12 students. Students have the opportunity to increase their understanding of graphics concepts and skills through design work.
Senior secondary students will be given the opportunity to continue with this subject and gain graphic skills such as sketching and drafting and apply these skills to their own designs. Projects will be completed throughout the year.
Students considering a career in Environmental Design and Architecture would benefit from this subject.

Design in Wood

This subject is offered to all year 7 - 12 students. Working with timbers students will be involved in a variety of simple problem solving situations as well as develop skills in using these timbers.
Senior secondary students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the timber and associated industries in order to gain an appreciation of vocational and consumer opportunities. Projects will be completed throughout the year.
This is an elective subject for students studying the VET program Certificate I/II in General Construction.

Automotive Technology

This subject is offered to all year 9 - 12 students. It enables students to develop an understanding of automotive systems. Students will be involved in a variety of practical problem solving situations that lead to development of skills, techniques and processes. Part of this program is to encourage students to work independently and co-operatively showing creativity and resourcefulness.

Enquiries

If you are interested in obtaining further information, please contact the College and an Information Kit will be forwarded to you.

Mr Roger Lane
Head of Faculty - Technology