Students develop skills in the use of hand tools and portable power tools in order to make small, functional products. Students may use a range of materials such as timber and plastics to make pieces of furniture, storage solutions or other household items. Project work will require students to use basic jointing, assembly and finishing techniques, as well as hand drawing and CAD to communicate their design ideas.
Topics may include
safe use of portable power tools
safe use of static machines
3D design and modelling (Fusion 360)
introduction to joint construction
assembly and finishing techniques
Students are assessed against the technologies Australian Curriculum achievement standards: