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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Industrial technology


There are several focus areas offered under the umbrella of Industrial Technology, which includes:

  • Engineering
  • Metal
  • Timber

By the end of Stage 5, the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 Syllabus are further enhanced through the study of Industrial Technology Years 7–10. This is reinforced with applied practical experiences in one or more focus areas.

Students may choose up to TWO FOCUS AREAS ONLY.

Students at Stage 5 recognise and make an assessment of the risks and WHS issues that are associated with hand and machine tools and processes that they use in the development of their projects. They can identify and assess risks and apply appropriate WHS practices to all of the hand and machine tools, and materials that they use and follow appropriate procedures in completing processes.

Students apply a design process to modify, develop and produce original design solutions for a range of practical projects. They identify, select and apply appropriate hand and machine tools and processes to produce quality practical projects.

Students understand the relationship between the physical and mechanical properties of a range of relevant and associated materials and their functional applications. They select the most appropriate materials for the successful completion of their practical projects.

At Stage 5 students communicate technical ideas and information with others using a range of methods including graphical, digital, written and/or verbal. They can select the most appropriate way in which to communicate information.

Through experiences in a range of practical activities, students develop an appreciation of the value of working cooperatively in the achievement of common goals and gain personal satisfaction and enjoyment. These skills form a basis that enables students to continue their learning experiences in many lifestyle and leisure activities.

Students identify and critically evaluate products that have been well designed and well made, which fulfil their intended function. They apply design criteria to the planning and development of their own practical projects.

Students are aware of the nature and impact of current, new and emerging technologies on society and the environment. They describe the effect of these technologies on industry and the local and global environment. They envisage future directions and applications of technologies in their own and other’s lives.