Subject Details - Stage 1 Materials Technologies A - Material Products

SACE Stage
SACE Stage 1
SACE Credits
10 credits
Learning Area
Advanced Technologies
Subject Length
1 semester
Subject Overview
This course has a ‘traditional’ materials focus. Students design, produce and assemble a product that employs traditional design principles, production and assembly techniques. Students may explore a range of materials while further developing their skills in the safe use of selected portable tools and fixed machines. Students develop a design folio that includes their investigation, planning, designs and costing.

Focus Of Learning
Students will incorporate various materials and methods when fabricating their projects to help them develop important skills such as project management, understanding materials and process, communication and problem solving.
Students learn from hands-on experience and develop an understanding of appropriate WHS procedures. Students maintain a folio with all of their written work, homework and graphics.
Topics include:
     Safe use of portable power tools
     Safe use of static machines
     Joint and frame construction
     Assembly and finishing techniques
     Design Principles
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through:
INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
     Designing projects
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
     Solving problems that arise during realisation process
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
     Development of new skills and knowledge through skills-based tasks
Costs
Students are required to pay for any material used over the value of $30.00.


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