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

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

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

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

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Language Learning Area Leader

Lyn Zhang

Foods/Hospitality (Year 10)

Foods/Hospitality (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you looking at employment in the Hospitality Industry? Want to be a Food Scientist? Year 10 Foods/Hospitality provides you with an introduction to the hospitality and food industry. You will learn about the selection of ingredients, basic knife skills, Occupational Health and safety in the kitchen, and food planning, preparation and presentation. Also, you will develop skills and knowledge through investigating and designing food items and practical preparation of a range of meals. This subject prepares you for VCE Food Studies and/or VET Hospitality.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate safe food handling, cultural foods, healthy meals and environmental impacts of preparation and serving of the food we eat
  • Design, produce and evaluate a range of meals

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $100

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Technology Learning Area Leader

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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

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Language Learning Area Leader

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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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Semester 1

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Learning Area Contact

Language Learning Area Leader

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Games Development (Year 10)

Games Development (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you industry in online computer gaming? Do you want to create online games? Year 10 Games Programing & App Development will equip you to use visual and text programming tools to design and develop computer games. You will investigate areas of the gaming industry including story development, animation, technology, testing and career opportunities.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Use visual and text programming tools to design and develop computer games
  • Participate in game programming competitions
  • Analyse and review games including storyline, character development, themes, environment and use of sound and music
  • Investigate the role of physics, psychology and artificial intelligence in games design
  • Participate in game programming competitions

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Multimedia (Year 10)

Multimedia (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you like solving problems using a range of multimedia software tools? Year 10 Multimedia will provide you with an introduction to further studies in multimedia. You will be equipped with skills to edit images, videos and websites. You will develop a short film using multimedia software tools.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop skills in image editing videos, multimedia and website design
  • Expand on basic HTML to website creation
  • Create your own short video using a green screen and editing
  • Use Photoshop to develop web designs and images
  • Use Premiere Pro to video record and edit

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Approximate Costs

Semester 1

Subject Fee $50

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Technology Learning Area Leader

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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

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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

Paul McMullen