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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Industrial technology

Course: Industrial Technology

Course No: 15200

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: Some Industry Focus areas with similar VET Curriculum Framework streams and Content Endorsed Courses.

Course fee: Timber: $70 + materials (TBC)



Industrial Technology Stage 6 consists of project work and an Industry Study that develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the industry focus area chosen, and an introduction to industrial processes and practices.

The Focus Areas offered at Westfields Sports High School include Timber Products and Furniture Industries.



Preliminary Course

The following sections are taught in relation to the relevant focus area:

  • Industry Study – structural, technical, environmental and sociological factors, personnel issues, Occupational Health and Safety (15%)
  • Design – elements and principles, types of design, quality, influences affecting design (10%)
  • Management and Communication – development of practical projects; research, analysis and evaluation; skills in managing a project and developing and presenting a management folio; computer-based technologies (20%)
  • Production – display a range of skills through the construction of a number of projects (40%)
  • Industry Related Manufacturing Technology – understanding of a range of materials, processes, tools and equipment, machinery and technologies (15%)


HSC Course

The following sections are taught in relation to the relevant focus area through the development of a Major Project (60%) and a study of the relevant industry:

  • Industry Study (15%)
  • Major Project (60%)
  • Design, Management and Communication
  • Production
  • Industry Related Manufacturing Technology (25%)


Particular Course Requirements In the Preliminary course, students must design, develop and construct a minimum of 2 projects (at least one group project). Each project must include a management folio. Students also undertake the study of an individual business within the industry. In the HSC course, students must design, develop and construct a major project with a management folio. They also undertake a study of the overall industry related to the specific focus area.