This faculty offers a diverse range of courses in the area of textiles & design/technology, food technology, and computing technology. The courses offered are outlined below. Individual and group practical design projects are undertaken in all courses and students are provided with the opportunity to explore a variety of materials and technologies and develop their creativity. Students in all courses are encouraged to enter appropriate design and computing competitions. Displays of student work including the annual Inspired evening occur throughout the year.
Years 7 - 10 (Stages 4 and 5)
This is a 200 hours mandatory course completed in Year 7 and 8. Students complete six units from different context areas over two years using different equipment, materials and technologies. Food technology, textile technology and computing technology are the primary focus areas for design projects undertaken by students.
This is an elective course offered in Years 8, 9 and 10. Throughout this course students undertake practical design projects within focus areas. These areas include food preparation and processing, nutrition and consumption, food in Australia, food equity, food product development, food selection and health, food service and catering, food for special needs, food for special occasions and food trends.
This is an elective course offered in Years 8, 9 and 10. Throughout this course students work with a variety of materials and undertake a variety of practical design projects. The areas studied include design, fashion, fabric performance, construction of textile articles and fabric embellishment. The course allows students to explore their creativity in the textile and design area.
Information and Software Technology
After completing the mandatory Technology in Years 7 and 8 students can study this course as an elective in Years 9 and 10. Students will study the practical and theoretical aspects of computing. Areas studied include computer-based systems, application software, desktop publishing, communications, multimedia, graphic design, web page design, flash and information processes. Students will complete design projects in all areas.
Years 11 - 12 (Stage 6)
This course provides practical and theoretical components. Practical experiences enhance learning in the areas of food availability and selection, food quality, nutrition, the Australian food industry, food manufacture and food product development.
Textiles and Design
This course investigates the science and technology of textiles through a study of design, the properties and performance of textiles and the Australian textile industry. The HSC examination comprises fifty per cent examination and fifty per cent Major Textile Project.
Information Processes and Technology
This course is the study of computer-based information systems. It focuses on information processes performed by computer-based systems and the information technology that allows them to take place. Different types of information systems are studied including communication systems, database systems, decision support systems and multimedia systems. Through project work, students will create their own information systems to meet identified needs.