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Industrial technology timber

Course: Industrial Technology Timber        Faculty: Industrial Arts        Course Fees: $80.00

Impact on Stage 6: N/A



The Timber focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the timber and associated industries.



The core module develops knowledge and skills in the use of tools, materials and techniques related to timber which are enhanced and further developed through the study of a specialist module.

Practical projects undertaken should reflect the nature of the Timber focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to timber technologies. These may include:

  • Decorative timber products
  • Furniture items
  • Small bowls or turned items
  • Storage and display units
  • Storage and transportation products

Projects should promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course.



  • Identifies, assesses, applies and manages the risks and WHS issues associated with the use of a range of tools, equipment, materials, processes and technologies
  • Applies design principles in the modification, development and production of projects
  • Identifies, selects and uses a range of hand and machine tools, equipment and processes to produce quality practical projects
  • Selects, justifies and uses a range of relevant and associated materials for specific applications
  • Selects, interprets and applies a range of suitable communication techniques in the development, planning, production and presentation of ideas and projects
  • Identifies and participates in collaborative work practices in the learning environment
  • Applies and transfers skills, processes and materials to a variety of contexts and projects
  • Evaluates products in terms of functional, economic, aesthetic and environmental qualities and quality of construction
  • Describes, analyses and uses a range of current, new and emerging technologies and their various applications
  • Describes, analyses and evaluates the impact of technology on society, the environment and cultural issues locally and globally