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

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Engineering Studies (Year 10)

Engineering Studies (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy making things out of metal? Good with your hands? Year 10 Engineering will provide you with an introduction to the practical applications, principles and concepts of the engineering workshops processes. You will undertake metal projects in the workshop using industry-standard tools and machines. This unit leads into VET Engineering or VCE Systems Engineering.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore principles and concepts of engineering workshop processes
  • Understand safety in the workshop
  • Develop sheet metal fabrication and machining skills
  • Use a range of hand tools, power tools and engineering machining equipment
  • Compile a folio containing all work, notes and handout materials

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $55

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Timber Studies (Year 10)

Timber Studies (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking at studying VET Furnishing, VET Building and Construction or VCE Design and Technology? Are you interested in working with timber or related construction industry? In Year 10 Timber Studies you will be provided with an introduction to the practical applications, principles and concepts of timber processes. You will undertake an investigative design and building project such as a small cabinet or shelving unit.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate design and produce an item of furniture such as a small cabinet or shelving unit
  • Prepare and cost a cutting list of materials and maintain a weekly record of progress in a logbook
  • Complete a written or computer based research assignment that examines hardwoods and softwoods with emphasis on local species

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Automotive Studies (Year 10)

Automotive Studies (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you like working with cars? Want to be a mechanic? Year 10 Automotive provides you with an introduction to VET Automotive. You will look at the practical applications, principles and concepts of vehicle design, manufacture and construction. You will be equipped with mechanical language and acceptable workshop practices.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the practical application of the principles and concepts of vehicle design, manufacture and construction
  • Understand safety in the workshop
  • Use a range of hand tools, operate and control automotive and auto-electrical systems
  • Apply automotive skills on small engines

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $40

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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

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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

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Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

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

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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Semester 1

TBC

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

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