Year 10 Materials Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Leary

Students in Year 10 Materials Technology gain confidence to use a selection of machinery and tools in the construction of two workshop projects. Both projects require students to design, test and fabricate an aspect of their outcome. The extent of customisation of student projects is only restricted by the student's imagination and inquiry process as they develop and refine their concept ideas. 

Because this course is preparation for vocational and academic options at senior level the course will balance the literacy requirements of a design focused course with the necessary skills knowledge to become competent uses of workshop equipment and materials. Content covered includes:

  • Working drawing interpretation
  • Safe use of machinery and hand tools
  • Material and hardware identification and use
  • Sketching and computer aided design (CAD)
  • Design thinking


Learning Areas:

Year 10 Semester Courses, Hangarau - Technology


Level 1 Building and Construction, Level 1 Design Technology

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Wood Processing Worker, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Industrial Designer, Stonemason, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Engineering Machinist, Building Surveyor, Architectural Technician, Welder, Furniture Finisher, Upholsterer, Joiner

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Course Cost: $60 for take-home projects

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