Industrial Technology Timber
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Stage 5 – Industrial Technology – Timber
Aims of the Course:
To introduce students to the world of woodworking including basic cabinetwork, woodturning and woodcraft. Students will also learn about the application of a variety of wood finishes.
Content of the Course:
Students will learn the characteristics of the commonly available timbers and boards, the skills involved in the preparation of timber, cabinet making skills, wood turning skills and the safe use of a range of power tools. The course has a theory component.
This very popular course can lead to a wide range of trade and allied occupations. It will also serve as an introduction to the Construction course in Year 11-12, which will gain the students trade and TAFE accreditation. It also provides a good background to the HSC course Industrial Technology Timber. Students will construct a range of small projects in Year 9 and may undertake a major project in Year 10 which will cater for individual needs and interests.
Subject Material Contribution:
$60 to cover the cost of materials used and consumed by each student. Each student is also responsible for the cost of materials for their major project in Year 10.
Students must be prepared to adhere to all safety rules, wear appropriate clothing and behave in a disciplined and safe manner. The provision and wearing of Personal Protective Equipment is compulsory.
Note that students can only study a maximum of two Industrial Technology courses.
Scope and Sequences
Head Teacher: K Baker
Stage 6 – Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture
2 Units in each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course – Category A
Exclusions: Some Industry Focus areas with similar VET Curriculum Framework streams and Content Endorsed Courses
Major Project: Yes
Fees: $50 Preliminary; $25 HSC
Some extra costs may be incurred for practical aspects and projects within this course
What will I be doing in this course?
This subject consists of practical project work and industry study that develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the timber products and furniture industries, together with an introduction to industry processes and practices.
The content of the course will be covered through industry visits, practical projects, developed computer skills, and associated theory.
Students will also learn to develop a management folio along with an understanding of current WH&S principles.
For the HSC students will be required to design, develop, construct and present a major project with a management folio. These will contribute 60% of the students HSC mark.
The exam is worth 40% of the total mark.
A major emphasis of this course is an understanding of and use of technology associated with the timber products and furniture industries together with project management.
How will this course help me in the future?
Having successfully studied this course, students will have developed skills in:
- The use of a wide variety of hand and power tools
- Using selected wood-based machinery
- Incorporating new technologies into projects
- Designing and managing a project to completion
- Communicating concept and planning ideas