12 Materials Solutions

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/design-technology-and-engineering/stage-2

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of year 11 Materials Technologies, or by negotiation with the advanced technologies coordinator



In this course students can pursue a contemporary or traditional materials focus. Students design, produce and assemble a product that employs contemporary design principles, production and assembly techniques, while exploring a range of materials. Students use CAD to plan, design and make their product. Students develop a design folio that includes their investigation, planning, designs and costing. Students will be instructed in the safe use of selected portable tools and fixed machines.

Topics may include

  • design process
  • CAD (AutoCAD & Inventor)
  • CNC router programming
  • use of fixed machines and portable equipment
  • assembly techniques
  • traditional assembly techniques
  • finishing techniques


This subject includes three assessment types:

  • specialised skills tasks – 20%
  • design process & product – 50%
  • resources study – 30%

Students are assessed against the design, technology and engineering SACE performance standards:

  • investigation and analysis
  • design, development and planning
  • production
  • evaluation

Additional Information

All subject costs are subject to approval, are approximate and subject to change in 2023.

Last Updated: 01/07/2022