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Design & Industrial Technology

 
Design & Industrial Technology is a dynamic and diverse course of study aimed at a wide range of students who want to learn about materials, tools and processes used in manufacturing, engineering, woodworking and design. We cater for a wide range of students who may be looking for trade apprenticeships, tertiary study or who may have an interest in just making things.
 
We offer students an active and physically engaging learning process by providing practical and interesting task activities. We have well-equipped industry standard facilities that have been developed to cater for both hand tool use and modern manufacturing techniques where heavy emphasis is placed on fixed and portable power tools. Industrial Technology is all about Learning by Doing.
  
Industrial Technology at Noosa District has a "Design" approach to learning, allowing students to research, develop and make individual projects. Whether it is a wood, metal, plastics, electronics or a computer based graphics task, the focus is about designing, making and evaluating the outcome.
 
In Industrial technology, outcomes are a physical reality and not just a concept. Whether it is the use of materials or a virtual outcome, we are about seeing, touching and interacting with the end result.
  
The Design Course for Year 9 to 12's focus is applying design thinking skills to solving real world problems.
 
  
Visual Arts Subjects are based around the 
21st Century Skills 
 
1) CRITICAL THINKING 2) CREATIVE THINKING 3) COMMUNICATION 4) COLLABORATION 5) SOCIAL SKILLS and 6) ICT SKILLS
  
Courses offered in Year 11 & 12 include.
  • Design a GENERAL subject
  • Furnishing Skills & Engineering Skills an APPLIED Subject
  • Manufacturing a Certificate II VET Course

 

Course Content

The Art, Design and Technology faculty offers a range of Design and Industrial Courses. The courses in Senior Schooling are either GENERAL or APPLIED QCAA Syllabuses, a Vocational Education Course; for extra information about course details refer to the Junior and Secondary Handbooks

Year 9 & 10

Design: Students can choose to study one semester in Year 9 and one semester in Year 10, or alternately a full year in Year 10

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Industrial Technology (ITD): Students can choose to study one semester in Year 9 and one semester in Year 10, or alternately a full year in Year 10. ITD covers woodwork, metalwork and Manufacturing skills.

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Year 11 & 12

Design: is a GENERAL Subject, which counts towards a student's ATAR. It is a course with a focus towards students going onto tertiary study, be it either University or TAFE - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.

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Furnishing Skills: is an APPLIED Subject which counts towards a student's ATAR - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.

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Engineering Skills: is a APPLIED Subject which counts towards a student's ATAR - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.

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Manufacturing Certificate II: is a Vocational Education course  - see Senior Subject Selection Handbook for details.

 
 
 
 
 

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ATAR Eligibility
 
Students need to study at least 4 GENERAL and maximum of 1 APPLIED or 1 Certificate III subjects to be eligible for an ATAR.

 

  
 
Head of Department
 
Mick Endicott Brad Huggins Gary Grigg
 
​Bert Eden Marty Stieger
 
Last updated 20 October 2018
Last reviewed 20 October 2018