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Stage 5 – Industrial Technology – Metal

Aims of the Course:

To introduce students to the basic metalworking skills of fitting, machining, welding, brazing and soldering, fabrication and casting.

This challenging but interesting course is becoming popular for students as they see the demand for skilled metal trades persons and engineers grow.

Content of the Course: 

Students will be introduced to the above skills through a range of small projects in Year 9.  In Year 10 a standard project will be completed, and students may have the opportunity to undertake a project of their choice to finish the course. This course will serve as a good introduction to the Metals and Engineering course in Years 11-12. Skills encountered will include the use of hand and power tools, fabrication and fitting, machining (including lathe and milling work) and welding and brazing.

Subject Material Contribution:

$50 to meet the costs of materials used and consumed by each student.

In Year 10 students will have to meet the costs of materials for their major project.

Special Requirements:

Students must wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to adhere to all safety regulations and behave in a disciplined and safe manner. The provision and wearing of Personal Protective Equipment is compulsory. Students are to provide overalls and leather work boots.

Note that students can only study a maximum of two Industrial Technology courses.

Head Teacher:           S Fitzpatrick