Design and Technology Courses are suitable for all students. All courses follow accepted OHS standards. Each course promotes the acquisition of problem solving skills. Design and Technology courses provide students with future leisure and industry skills. Lower school skills are built upon to facilitate post-compulsory courses of study.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN SAFETY GLASSES

 

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12
CREATIVE & FUNCTIONAL WOODWORKTECHNICAL GRAPHICS CREATIVE & FUNCTIONAL WOODWORKTECHNICAL GRAPHICS MATERIALS DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY WOOD UNIT 1DESIGN GRAPHICS UNIT 1 MATERIALS DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY WOOD 1C/1DTECHNICAL GRAPHICS 1C/1D
CREATIVE & FUNCTIONAL METALWORK CREATIVE & FUNCTIONAL METALWORK ENGINEERING METALS CERT 2 MATERIALS DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY METAL 1C/1D
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY CERT 2 DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY 1C/1D
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN & TECHNOLOGYMETAL/JEWELLERY DESIGN & TECHNOLOGYMETAL/JEWELLERY BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION UNIT 1 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 1C/1D

 

LOWER SCHOOL COURSES

  • YEAR 8 – Two Terms
    • This twenty-week course introduces students to three workshops, Wood, Metal and Plastics. These workshops provide an environment to examine Materials and Tech-Processes Outcomes.
  • YEAR 7 – Two Terms
    • Design & Technology
      This twenty-week course introduces students to two workshops, Wood and Plastics. These workshops provide an environment to examine Materials and Tech-Processes Outcomes. Balsa wood and plastics are used to investigate flight and modern plastics in every day life.
  • YEAR 9 – Two Terms
    • All year nine courses have specialty contexts. The specific workshops, Wood, Metal, Graphics and Photography reinforce the basic Make and Appraise Skills. One in four periods is dedicated to subject content and freehand drawing is covered in all contexts.
  • YEAR 10 – Two Terms
    • Within all year 10 courses students are presented with various design challenges within specific workshops, Wood, Metal, Graphics and Photography. One in four periods covers content, drawing and small design briefs. Students tend to confirm their upper school choices based year 10 experiences.

UPPER SCHOOL CONCLUDING UNITS FOR 2015 – YEAR 12

All upper school courses have one in four periods dedicated to theory and assignment work. Most programs include:

  • Power points
  • Small Content Tests
  • Written Assignments
  • Design and Drawing Briefs

Materials Design and Technology Wood.
Units 1C/1D are covered in year 12.
Progressive units introduce new machines and refine hand-skills to a high standard. Complex wood models are designed and fabricated over the two-year period.

Materials design and Technology Metal.
Units 1C/1D are covered in year 12.
Progressive units introduce new machines and refine hand-skills to a high standard. Complex metal models are designed and fabricated over the two-year period.

Design Photography
Units 1C/1D are covered in year 12.
Successive units introduce more complex camera shots and digital manipulation Studio work and Folio presentation are very important to the course.

Design Graphics
Units 1C/1D are covered in year 12.
Successive units cover more complex mechanical drawing skills and Auto Cad. Design briefs feature heavily in these units.

Building and Construction.
Units 1C/1D are covered in year 12.
Buildings on carpentry and bricklaying skills students cover a range of activities including tiling and levelling.


UPPER SCHOOL COURSES FOR 2015 – YEAR 11

Engineering Metals Cert 2 – Years 11 and 12 – A standalone course
The course is new for 2015 and is auspiced by Thornlie TAFE. Some twelve competencies or skill sections are covered in depth over the two years. Occupational Health and safety is central to the entire course. Hands skills, machining skills, and marking out are central activities to the course. Auto Cad drawing and planning a fabrication project are key elements to the course also. Students work in a TAFE environment with overalls and safety boots. Students also have to go to a work placement within the metals engineering section of the workforce, one per year. All competencies and work placements need to be done before the certificate is issued in the second year.

Design Photography Cert 2- Years 11 and 12 – A standalone course
This course is auspiced by Central TAFE. Some twelve competencies or skill sections are covered in depth over the two years. Digital camera use and image manipulation (Photo Shop) are central to the certificate course. An emphasis in the design process sees students investigate colour, texture and tone. Design tasks look at groups of photos and themes for photo shoots. All competencies need to be completed before a certificate is issued in year 12.

Building and Construction Unit 1 Year 11
This unit provides an introduction to the Building Trades and overviews to the Building Industry. Occupational Health and safety is central to the entire course. The carpentry section looks at hut and floor design with reference to footings. Students design and manufacture the floor on site in a site/sand enclosure. Brick laying skills are taught with simple exercises in the prevocational under croft. Welding both fusion and arc are taught in the metal workshop. Drafting exercises discuss building plans and the interpretation of dimensions and scale.

Materials Design and Technology Wood Unit 1 Year 11
This introductory unit reinforces basic hand skills with revision exercises.

Occupational Health and safety is central to the entire course. Hands skills, machining skills, and marking out are central activities to the course. Students embark on a complicated model, the Cheval Mirror. Major design components are drafted into the basic design with outcomes quit different to each student. Assignment work, design briefs and small tests anchor content and the design process to the workshop activities.

Design Graphics Unit 1 Year 11
The new unit one course is a departure from mainly mechanical and Auto Cad course of the past. Students define elements of design through Google and past and draw the identified elements. Interpretation of designed logos and images is investigated. Students are then requires to design a logo within set industries and colour palate. Mechanical drawing and Auto Cad skill are then introduced to facilitate the logos. Occupational Health and Safety issues are covered when students complete a introduction certificate online on the Smart move website.

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