This course is for students who are interested in the construction industry. The course is based on units of competency developed by the construction industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in this industry. The course incorporates eight core units plus a range of elective units.
The core units of competency specifically address industry awareness, communicating with others, planning for work, quality principles, working safely and introductory tools and techniques.
Design & Technology
Students study design processes, design theory and factors in relation to design projects. In the Preliminary course, student’s study designing and producing, this includes the completion of at least two design projects.
In the HSC course, students undertake a study of innovation and emerging technologies, which includes a case study of an innovation. They also study designing and producing, which includes the completion of a Major Design Project.
Both Preliminary and HSC courses offer students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in aspects of engineering that include communication, engineering mechanics/hydraulics, engineering materials, historical/societal influences, engineering electricity/electronics, and the scope of the profession.
Food Technology Stage 6 aims to develop an understanding about food systems and skills that enable students to make informed decisions and carry out responsible actions. Students will also develop an appreciation of the importance of food to the well being of the individual and to the social and economic future of Australia.
This course is for students who wish to work in the hospitality industry, either as a long-term career or in part-time or temporary hospitality positions. The course is based on units of competency that have been drawn up by the hospitality industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge needed by workers in this industry.
Industrial Technology Timber
In the Preliminary course, students must design, develop and construct a number of projects. Each project must include a management folio. Students also undertake the study of an individual business within the industry. In the HSC course, students must design, develop and construct a major project with a management folio. They also undertake a study of the overall industry related to the specific focus area.
Industrial Technology Multimedia
Students will learn to apply practical experiences to the study of the technology, design, management and organisation of the multimedia industry. Students use a range of multimedia software including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Audition and Animate to create interactive multimedia products, such as Films, Animations and Websites.
Information & Digital
This course is for students who wish to work in the computing industry, in particular Web and Software Applications of computer systems. The course is based on units of competency that have been drawn up by the Information and Communication Training Package to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge needed by workers in this industry.
Information Processing Technology
Information Processes and Technology is the study of computer based information systems. It focuses on information processes performed by these systems and the information technology that allows them to take place. Social, ethical and non-computer procedures resulting from the processes are considered. Different types of information systems are studied. Through project work, students will create their own information system to meet an identified need.
Students engage in critical and historical studies of the art world to investigate artists, artworks, worlds and audiences from a range of cultural, political, historical and social perspectives and use these to inform their own artmaking practices. They will learn about practice in artmaking and investigate how to make art in a variety of forms. Students develop their own artworks in their chosen form culminating in a ‘body of work’ in the HSC course.