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

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

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

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

Working in the Community Sector (Year 10)

Working in the Community Sector (Year 10)

Course Summary

Do you like making a difference in people’s lives? Are you looking at a career in the health and community sector? Working in the Community Sector is a great introduction to future pathways in VET Children’s Services or VET Health Assistance. In this subject, you will learn about some of the key terminology, practices and skills required in the industries.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities in a range of industries such as Children’s Services, Allied Health, Community Services, Youth Work and Aged Care

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Semester 1

Subject Fee $20

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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

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

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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

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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

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson