Product Design and Technology (Year 10)

Product Design & Technology (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy designing practical projects? Solving problems? In Year 10 Product & Design you will identify a real need, problem or opportunity that you will then articulate in a design brief. This subject will teach you how to draw technical drawing by hand, Google Sketch Up and 3D realisation.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Identify a problem, real need or opportunity
  • Write a design brief
  • Investigate how production could aid in solving your identified need, problem or opportunity
  • Evaluate a three-dimensional solid object

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $80

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Electronics: Build a Smartphone Amplifier (Year 10)

Electronics: Build a Smartphone Amplifier (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in how the ‘mechanics’ of electronics works? In Year 10 Electronics you will design and build your very own stereo smartphone amplifier. Through this process, you will begin to understand both the practical applications and the theoretical principles and concepts associated with electronics.

This subject leads to VCE Systems Engineering and VCE Product Design and Technology.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the practical applications of the concepts associated with electronics: Electron Theory, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors
  • Understand safety in the workshop when using soldering irons, drills and hand tools
  • Construct and modify electronic circuits and use testing and diagnostic equipment such as multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • Use 3D printers and design software to create unique custom hardware features
  • Design and build your own designer iPod/Phone Dock stereo to take home at the end of the semester and play all your favourite tunes

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $90

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Robotics (Year 10)

Robotics (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in coding? Designing and programming robots? In Year 10 Robotics you will build an Arduino Robot. You will be equipped with skills to use visual and text programming tools to control the robot. You will investigate the impacts and use of robotics in everyday lives, as well as, career opportunities in manufacturing, automation and medicine.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Use visual and text programming tools to control robots
  • Investigate the impact and use of robotics in everyday lives and related career pathways
  • Develop programming and problem solving skills that can be transferred into any programming career
  • Program a robot to perform real world tasks
  • Build and program their own Arduino Robot

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $180

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Chinese (Year 10)

Chinese (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking to travel or looking to pursue a global career? Studying a foreign Language has great benefits. You will improve verbal and spatial skills, promotes creativity and improves attention to detail. Practising a language helps the brain more healthy, complex, active and engaged.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Advance your Chinese language skills
  • Explore culture, traditional history and people who speak the language
  • Make a passport/ ID card
  • Visa Application Form
  • Booking hotels, ordering food in a restaurant/plane & navigating to your destinations

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Language Perfect Subscription $40

Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

Taste of VET Salon Services (Year 10)

Taste of VET Salon Services (Year 10)

Course Summary

Looking at a career in beauty or hairdressing? Always liked doing people’s hair and beauty treatment but not sure what it would be like being employed in the beauty industry? A Taste of Salon Services in Year 10 will introduce you to the industry. This is a good stepping stone to VET Hairdressing and VET Beauty.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore hairdressing and beauty industries
  • Learn how to shampoo and dry hair
  • Explore basic temporary colouring and facial procedures
  • Apply manicure procedures and nail painting

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

French (Year 10)

French (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking to travel or looking to pursue a global career? Studying a foreign Language has great benefits. You will improve verbal and spatial skills, promotes creativity and improves attention to detail. Practising a language helps the brain more healthy, complex, active and engaged.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Advance your French language skills
  • Explore culture, traditional history and people who speak the language
  • Make a passport/ ID card
  • Visa Application Form
  • Booking hotels, ordering food in a restaurant/plane & navigating to your destinations

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

TBC

Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

Working in the Community Sector (Year 10)

Working in the Community Sector (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you like making a difference in people’s lives? Are you looking at a career in the health and community sector? Working in the Community Sector is a great introduction to future pathways in VET Children’s Services or VET Health Assistance. In this subject, you will learn about some of the key terminology, practices and skills required in the industries.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities in a range of industries such as Children’s Services, Allied Health, Community Services, Youth Work and Aged Care

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $20

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Indonesian (Year 10)

Indonesian (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking to travel or looking to pursue a global career? Studying a foreign Language has great benefits. You will improve verbal and spatial skills, promotes creativity and improves attention to detail. Practising a language helps the brain more healthy, complex, active and engaged.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Advance your Indonesian language skills
  • Explore culture, traditional history and people who speak the language
  • Make a passport/ ID card
  • Visa Application Form
  • Booking hotels, ordering food in a restaurant/plane & navigating to your destinations

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Language Perfect Subscription $40

Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

Japanese (Year 10)

Japanese (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking to travel or looking to pursue a global career? This course aims to broaden and consolidate students’ lower intermediate knowledge of the Japanese language acquired in Years 7 to 9. A substantial number of vocabulary, kanji and grammar points at the intermediate level are introduced using function-based textbooks, whilst enabling students to review and integrate their prior knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. This subject also offers practical communication practice to build students’ ability to converse and discuss a wide range of topics. At the same time, strong emphasis is placed on developing reading and writing skills using practical materials used for different functions and situations in Japanese. The main aim of this course is to prepare students for the VCE Japanese course.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write a descriptive recount of a special event or holiday
  • Prepare and present a dialogue with a friend to organise an outing
  • Design a dream room and understand the elements of a traditional Japanese room
  • Comprehend weather forecasts and the significance of the seasons for Japanese people

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Language Perfect Subscription $40

Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

Vietnamese (Year 10)

Vietnamese (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking to travel or looking to pursue a global career? Studying a foreign Language has great benefits. You will improve verbal and spatial skills, promotes creativity and improves attention to detail. Practising a language helps the brain more healthy, complex, active and engaged.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Advance your Vietnamese language skills
  • Explore culture, traditional history and people who speak the language
  • Make a passport/ ID card
  • Visa Application Form
  • Booking hotels, ordering food in a restaurant/plane & navigating to your destinations

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

TBC

Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang