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

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 Fee $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 Fee $200

Module Workbook $135

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $200

Module Workbook $135 (if not previously purchased)

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 Fee $200

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 Fee $200

Textbook Hire $30

VCE Food Studies Notes $30

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $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 Fee $170

Textbook Hire $28

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $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 Fee $90

Module Workbooks $100

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $195

Module Workbooks $100

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Beauty (Retail Cosmetics)

Beauty (Retail Cosmetics)

Course Summary

Do you like putting makeup on your friends? Doing your nails? Interacting with people and making them feel good? The potential of being your own boss? By studying Beauty (Retail Cosmetics) you will develop skills to sell products, practice makeup, apply skincare products and nail techniques. You’ll be trained by current industry trained teachers. Students can undertake Structured Workplace Learning as part of the subject.

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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SHB20116 Certificate II  in Retail Cosmetics

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Design and apply make-up
  • Apply skincare products
  • Develop communication skills
  • Learn the art of selling products and services
  • Learn eyelash, brow and manicure treatments
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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee/Beauty Kit $200

VET Workbook $190

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee/Beauty Kit $200

VET Workbooks $190 (if not previously purchased)

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Building & Construction

Building & Construction

Course Summary

Do you like building projects with timber or related to the construction industry? By studying Building and Construction you will learn traditional and contemporary skills in the industry. This will include a mixture of learning through theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake Structured Workplace Learning in the building and construction industry. You will be able to put your creative and innovative skills to the test in designing and implementing building and construction projects. This subject can help you pursue a range of careers in the building and construction industry.

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: 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (Carpentry Stream)

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of occupational health and safety relevant to the building and construction industry
  • Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
  • Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
  • Learn how to interpret and apply basic plans and drawings

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $100

First Aid – Level 2 $100

White Card – OHS $105

Workbook Module $30

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $20

Workbook Module $30

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Early Childhood Education & Care

Early Childhood Education & Care

Course Summary

Do you enjoy spending time with children? Seeing them grow and develop? Early Childhood Education and Care is a stimulating and rewarding career. By studying Early Childhood Education and Care you will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively engage children in their early learning. This will include a mixture of learning through theory and practice, as well as, Structured Workplace Learning.  If you want a stimulating and rewarding career start by studying Early Childhood Education and Care. 

This subject commences in Year 10.   

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

ATAR Contribution: 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: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn how to provide care for children
  • Learn how to support the holistic development of children
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • Identify and respond to children at risk of harm

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Textbook Hire $14

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $80

Textbook Hire $14

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen