Year 9 Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Teague-Schellekens

This course is a progression of the Technology Curriculum from Years 7 and 8. Providing the learning skills for Vocational Pathways and beginning the development of knowledge that is required for specific subjects that make up the Technology Learning Area. Year 9 Technology is divided into four intensive ten-week courses covering four of the five Technology learning areas:

  1. Materials Technology (TEM) develops basic workshop skills using hard materials (plastic/wood) to design, model and construct a small workshop construction project 
  2. Food Technology covers basic skills, to ensure quality food product are produced, with the emphasis of cooking for their family. We specifically focus on scaffolding skills required for the next level.
  3. Design and Communication (DVC) works to develop and equip students with the basic skills required for visually communicating design ideas and applying these to a design problem.
  4. Digital (DGT) covers basic digital skills using google suite that are useful through out school and life. Computational thinking continues to be developed through the use of coding in 'Minecraft' which helps to develop skills in problem solving and critical thinking.
  5. Soft Materials (TXT) introduces the basic technological skills using soft materials (fabrics) to plan, follow the plan to create a workable outcome. 

The fifth subject branch of Technology is Textiles (Soft Materials) - However, Textiles is not introduced until Year 10, as an option subject. It does not require any prerequisite.

Learning Areas:

Hangarau - Technology


Year 10 Design and Visual Communication, Year 10 Digital Technologies, Year 10 Materials Technology, Year 10 Textiles

Further next steps. All student are eligible to select the following subjects in Year 10:
10 Food Technology
10 Textiles
10 Hard Materials
10 Digital
10 Build, upgrade and maintain a network PC (BNP) - Electives
10 DAB - Design and build - Elective

Career Pathways

Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Printer, Radiation Oncologist, Secondary School Teacher, Dairy Processing Operator, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Sterilising Technician, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Clinical Physiologist, User Experience Designer, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Security Analyst, Retail Sales Assistant, Chef, Garment Technician, Civil Engineer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Graphic Designer, Pharmacy Technician, Technical Writer, Mining Engineer, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Systems Administrator, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Dispensing Optician, Registered Nurse, Agricultural Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Driller, Paramedic, Early Childhood Teacher, Anaesthetic Technician, Software Developer, Economist, Pathologist, Human Resources Adviser, Patternmaker, Statistician, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Game Developer, Cafe Worker, Beauty Therapist, Health and Safety Inspector, Tailor/Dressmaker, Health and Safety Adviser, Biomedical Engineer, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Veterinarian

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Food Technology cost $55 for take home food prepared in class
DVC - no charge
Hard Materials cost $40 for the take home component of the course
Digital Technologies - no charge
Textiles - $20 for the take home component

We are BYOD - Workbooks will be provided through our digital platform - Google suite in Google classroom