Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

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. It provides the learning for vocational and academic pathways and begins the development of knowledge that is required for specific subjects that make up the Technology Learning Area. Year 9 Technology (9TEC) is divided into four intensive ten-week courses covering four of the five Technology learning areas:

  1. Materials Technology (TEM) develops basic design workshop skills  to design, model and construct a small workshop construction project. 
  2. Foods (TEF/TEH) 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 visual design skills required for 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.

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, but interest and passion for fashion and design makes it a logical reason to choose it in year 10. Year 10 Textiles(TXT) introduces the basic technological skills using soft materials (fabrics) to design, plan and follow the plan to create a workable, successful outcome. 

Learning Areas:

Hangarau - Technology


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

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/Exercise Professional, 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
Materials cost $30 for the take home component of the course
Digital Technologies - no charge

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