Technology

Food Technology

Food Technology provides students with the opportunity to investigate and design, produce, analyse and evaluate food production. In this unit students will be expected to implement a range of production processes accurately, consistently, responsibly, hygienically and safely. Students will be taught to use appropriate technical language when analysing and evaluating the production of food in peer critiques and self-evaluations. The course is designed to prepare students for further studies in the food industry.

This subject is a preferred prerequisite for VCE Food Technology and VCE VET Hospitality.

Product Design Technology - Textiles

Textiles  focuses on design and construction methods associated with textiles. Students apply the design process to investigate, design and develop solutions that take the form of physical, three-dimensional functional products. Students will build on, and refine existing skills, and have opportunity to develop new skills. In this elective, students will create a number of textile based items, use a range of fabrics and become more familiar with using the sewing machine. This subject is an introduction to pathways in Industrial Design and the Fashion Industry.

This subject is a preferred prerequisite for VCE Product Design Technology (Textiles), and may assist students who wish to study VCE Visual Communication Design (Fashion).

Electro-Technology

Electro-Technology focuses on students learning to solder and use common electronic components such as transistors, resistors, and capacitors to populate a small circuit board.  A microcontroller chip will be programmed using ‘BASIC’ and you will be able to write commands that play various tunes through a small speaker or have a series of coloured LEDS flashing in sequence.  The same circuit board will then be used to build a crazy robot and robot buggy.  By adding an infra-red module to the circuit board a programmable TV remote control can be used to control your finished project.

Product Design Technology - Wood

Product Design Technology: Wood, focuses on design and construction methods associated with wood. Students apply the design process to investigate, design and develop solutions that take the form of physical, three-dimensional functional products. Development of these solutions requires the application of technology and a variety of cognitive and physical skills, including creative design thinking, technical drawing, testing processes and materials, planning, construction, fabrication and evaluation. Students study the correct and safe use of woodworking hand tools, and develop an appreciation of the materials to be worked.

Visual Communication

Visual Communication focuses on using visual language to communicate messages, ideas and concepts. This involves acquiring and applying the design process; design thinking skills, as well as drawing skills to make messages, ideas and concepts visible and tangible. Through experimentation and through exploration of the relationship between design elements and design principles, students develop an understanding of how design elements and principles affect the visual message and the way information and ideas are read and perceived. Students review the contextual background of visual communication through an investigation of design styles. This subject is an introduction to pathways in Architecture, Engineering, Drafting, Industrial Design, Media, Fashion Design, Invention, Visual Communication and the Visual Arts.

Visual Communication Design is a preferred prerequisite for VCE Visual Communication Design, and may also assist students who choose to study VCE Product Design Technology, VCE Media and VCE Studio Arts.