Technology is the intervention by design: the use of practical and intellectual resources to develop products and systems (technological outcomes) that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities.

Adaptation and innovation are the heart of the technological practice. Quality outcomes result from thinking and practices that are informed, critical and creative. Technology makes enterprising use of its own particular knowledge and skills, together with those of other disciplines. Graphics and other forms of visual representation offer important exploration for communication.

*YEAR 10 EXTENSION and SPECIALISED COURSE* (One or two semesters)

Each semester presents an opportunity to follow a specialised course of study in a technology specialism. Students who choose a two semester course will have an opportunity to use each semester to study one of the five subjects offered. The subjects offered will be product design technology (working with wood and metal), electronics technology (using electronics and constructing circuits), textiles technology (designing and making fashion related items), food technology (using food with a focus on nutrition), graphics (using basic design skills) and computing (programming and web development). Each of these courses is designed to extend the students’ technological competence and confidence and provide a useful foundation for the level 1 courses.


As well as the Core subjects students choose from The Arts, Languages and Technology.  They must choose *three courses* with no more than *two* choices from any one learning area. If you choose a language for two semesters you can only choose one more subject either from The Arts or Technology.


Courses with a more achievement standard focus are designed for students wanting to go onto university, i.e. product design technology, fashion design technology, graphics, computing, robotics and information technology.

Courses with a more unit standard focus are designed for students who wish to pursue a trade or apprenticeship, however the credits can be used to meet university requirements, i.e. food and nutritional studies, hospitality, engineering, automotive engineering, automotive body repair, building technology, computer aided and technical drawing, beginners comuting and nformation technology adn computer studies.

Courses in this Learning Area