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 Contribution $80

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hospitality 1 & 2 (Kitchen Operations)

Hospitality 1 & 2 (Kitchen Operations)

Course Summary

Are you looking to working in the Hospitality industry? Are you creative? Hospitality prepares you for a range of potential career paths within the Hospitality industry. Topics that will be studied include hygiene, safety, using a range of equipment, preparing food using basic cookery methods, maintaining the quality of perishables, cleaning kitchen premises.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: Units towards SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. Full certificate awarded on completion of Units 3 & 4.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Demonstrated hospitality knowledge through theory assessments and practical application and observations
  • Prepare and serve food to customers in WSSC Pepper Restaurant

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Approximate Costs

Subject Contribution $200

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hospitality 3 & 4 (Commercial Cookery)

Hospitality 3 & 4 (Commercial Cookery)

Course Summary

Do you like cooking for your family and friends? Are you interested in working in the Hospitality Industry? Do you like working in a team and interacting with people? The potential of being your own boss? By studying Commercial Cookery you will develop skills in preparing, cooking and serving food to industry standard. You will be trained by current industry trained teachers. Prospective job outcomes include Chef, Cook, Baker, Catering Manager.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations as well as a statement of attainment from Certificate III

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare and serve restaurant-quality food for customers
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Prepare soups, stocks, and sauces
  • Prepare vegetable, fruit and farinaceous dishes
  • Prepare poultry dishes
  • Use cookery skills effectively (students complete 1-week work placement)
  • Barista Basics, introduction to Espresso coffee (no certificate attained)

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Approximate Costs

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $300

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant)

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant)

Course Summary

Have you always wanted to be a hairdresser? Enjoy doing other people’s hair and helping them feel good about themselves? Studying Hairdressing (Salon Assistant) at WSSC will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin your career in the hairdressing industry. You will develop strong communication, traditional and contemporary skills. This will be delivered through a mixture of learning through theory and practice, as well as on Structured Workplace Learning.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of the hairdressing industry
  • Perform basic application of hair colour and removal
  • Demonstrate basin skills
  • Develop an understanding of how to dry hair to shape and massage techniques

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $200

Module Workbook $135

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $200

Module Workbook $135 (if not previously purchased)

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Computing – Applied Computing

Computing – Applied Computing (1 & 2)

Course Summary

Are you interested in understanding how computers are used in business? Do you want to work in the Information Technology industry? In Unit 1 & 2 Applied Computing you will develop a deep understanding of computing systems to design and develop databases, programs, digital systems/devices and networks. You will engage in hands on practical experience to develop industry skills and knowledge.

VCE: Unit 1 and Unit 2 available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn how to use database and spreadsheet software to collect, manipulate and present data
  • Interpret software requirements to design, create and evaluate working programs
  • Create innovative digital devices or systems
  • Understand networks and security to design and build secure network

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $150

Textbook Hire $30

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Computing – Software Development

Computing – Software Development (3 & 4)

Course Summary

Looking at extending the skills and knowledge you learnt in Applied Computing? In this subject, you will develop a detailed understanding of the analysis, design, development, evaluation and programming language to develop software programs. You will apply this knowledge to design and develop a software program for a real business or organisation.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Interpret teacher provided requirements to create a working program
  • Analyse and document the requirements to create a program that meets a need or opportunity for a business/organisation
  • Develop and evaluate a working program that meets the requirements documented for a business/organisation
  • Identify cybersecurity risks and protection that should be considered when developing a program

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Approximate Costs

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $70

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Screen & Media

Screen & Media

Course Summary

Are you interested in 3D modelling and game design? VET Screen & Media will teach you how to develop 3D environments, characters and animation for interactive games. Game art development is an exciting and dynamic entertainment medium that is quickly being adapted into traditional areas such as architecture, product design and film making as well as emerging technologies such as VR and AR. This course teaches you best practice for a creative and iterative pipeline with the importance of developing quality 3D artwork for games. You will work with real-time game engines to showcase your creativity and build your technical knowledge in order to maximise your artwork within a fun and engaging game environments.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Creating animated game characters
  • Creating interactive environments
  • Learn about Concept art, 3D modelling, texturing, animation, Lighting and grayboxing

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $80

Student Folio $45

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $80

Student Folio $45

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Food Studies

Food Studies

Course Summary

Are you interested in Food? Do you want to influence people through food? Food Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of food, with an emphasis on extending food knowledge and skills and building individual pathways to health and wellbeing through the application of practical food skills. You’ll study the past and present patterns of eating, Australian and global food production systems and the many physical and social functions and roles of food.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop practical food skills in the planning, preparation, evaluation and enjoyment of food
  • Demonstrate principles and practices that ensure the safety of food
  • Apply principles of nutrition, food science and sensory evaluation to food planning and preparation
  • Investigate global and local systems of food production, distribution and governance including what influences food choices
  • Research and discuss issues relating to economic, environmental and ethical dimensions of our food system

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $200

Textbook Hire $30

VCE Food Studies Notes $30

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $250

Textbook Hire $30

VCE Food Studies A+ Notes $30

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Course Summary

Do you like solving complex problems? Are you creative? Systems Engineering involves the design, production, operation, evaluation and iteration of integrated systems, which mediate and control many aspects of human experience. You will identify and quantify systems goals, generate system designs, practice trial and error, justify design trade-offs, select and implement the most appropriate designs. In addition, you will test and verify that the system is well-built and integrated before evaluating how well the completed system meets the intended goals and reflect on the systems engineering process to create a satisfactory design outcome.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Build several projects including a simple machine, an electrical system and an integrated system containing a microcontroller
  • Produce a folio containing designs, production, testing and evaluating diagrams, data, notes and conclusions
  • Develop knowledge of electrical, mechanical, open and closed-loop systems to design and build an integrated system and portfolio
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning, design, hand skills, component identification, testing procedures and safe work practices

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $170

Textbook Hire $28

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $170

Textbook Hire $40

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Course Summary

Do you have a passion for cars? Spend your spare time tinkering with motors? By studying Automotive you will develop the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. By completing the requirements of this subject you will be able to undertake a limited range of tasks related to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: AUR20716 Certificate II  in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of occupational health and safety relevant to the automotive industry
  • Maintain automotive tools and equipment
  • Dismantle and assemble engines
  • Construct and test basic electronic circuits
  • Opportunity to participate in Structured Workplace Learning

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Contribution $90

Module Workbooks $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Contribution $195

Module Workbooks $100

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen