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

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

Angela Lawson

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

Games Programming & App Development (Year 10)

Games Programming & App 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

Angela Lawson

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 $30

Sketchbook $10

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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

Learning Area Contact

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