Technology studies assist students to develop their skills and knowledge based around the design process. Contexts may relate to what we grow, eat, wear, build, make or program and will cover health and safety and how we travel and spend our leisure time. There is an emphasis on the development of students’ skills in managing and manipulating materials and resources using a range of tools, equipment and machines to make functional products or systems.

Subjects offered at each level

Year 7 and 8

Year 9 and 10

Year 11

Year 12

Family, Friends & Food

Foods of the World

VCE Food and Technology

VCE Food and Technology

The Celebrity Chef

Ready, Steady, Cook

VET Hospitality

VET Hospitality

Design and Decorate

Woodwork

Woodwork

VET Building & Construction

VET Building & Construction

Advanced Woodwork

VET Furniture Making

VET Furniture Making

Metals

Metals

VET Engineering

VET Engineering

Solidworks

VET Automotive

VET Automotive

Textiles

Jazz it up

VCE Product Design & Technology

Fashion Fun

Information Technology

VET Hairdressing

F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools

VET Creative Industries (Media)

VET Creative Industries (Media)

VET Event Management

VET Event Management

 VET Small Business  VET Small Business
VET Visual Art    VET Visual Art

Technology key skills include addressing design problems either as individuals or in teams, to research, review, select or justify the use of production and assembly processes leading to the production of quality products.

Technology Learning Activities include developing innovative solutions to design briefs, drawing and modelling techniques, investigating properties and characteristics of materials and systems and hands-on practice.

All technology subjects require students to purchase occupational health and safety equipment including apron, hairnet & safety glasses. These can be purchased from Mrs. Bedford.

Skills learnt in Technology can lead to careers in: Industrial Product and Interior Design, Engineering, Fashion, Furniture, Jewellery Making, Building Industries, Computer Information Technologies and Teaching.

For all cooking classes students are required to bring a clearly names container, April and 2 tea-towels.

Additional equipment will be required for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Family, Friends and Food Year 7/8– FAM8?

Family, Friends and Food Year 7/8 is suited to students who have little or no background in cookery and kitchen craft, but who are interested in developing and exploring the world of food and nutrition.

Course Structure:

This unit introduces the foundation concepts of cookery. It begins to explore the many aspects of the foods from home cooking to nutrition and health, while establishing safety and hygiene practices that will ensure food is exciting, safe and well presented. It begins to establish various cooking skills with a focus on cooking and catering for the needs of our family and friends. It explores how food meets the social needs of individuals and groups in many societies and celebrations within Australia and around the world, and how the cook can modify recipes to meet the needs of the diners they are cooking for.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, Designs, Products, Product Evaluations & Unit Exam.

Leads into: Ready, Steady, Cook; Foods of the World
Booklist Items: Cameron, S (2011) Cookery the Australian Way (8th Ed) MacMillan Ed Aust, South Yarra. (Retain for future years), 4 gb USB flash drive; A4 Display Book and lined paper
For further info: D. Chan
Subject Cost: $25.00 for food

 The ‘Celebrity Chef’ Year 7/8 – CHE8?

The ‘Celebrity Chef’ 7/8 is suited to students who would like to begin their food journey by exploring the world of contemporary cuisine styles. They should have a curiosity about new and exciting food trends and be willing to investigate foods through the eyes of the explorer.

Course Structure:

In this subject students will learn about the new trends in the food industry. They will explore various foods, design new food products and try new foods. They may also explore contemporary food photography and food presentation methods.  Our dining industry is one of the fastest growing within our modern culture and students will explore skills, ingredients and techniques used by many of our celebrity chefs.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, Designs, Products; Product Evaluations & Unit Exam.

Leads into: Ready, Steady, Cook; Foods of the World
Booklist Items: Cameron, S (2011) Cookery the Australian Way (8th Ed) MacMillan Ed Aust,   South Yarra. (retain for future years); 4 gb USB flash drive; A4 Display Book and lined paper
For further info: D. Chan
Subject Cost: $25.00 for food

Woodwork Year 7/8 – WOD8?

Woodwork Year 7/8 is suited to students who are hands-on and like working with timber. Students will use their creative abilities to design and produce their own timber model. Through theoretical and practical tasks students will use a range of hand and power tools.

Course Structure:

Students practice making various timber joints commonly used in the furnishing and building industry. They research and test the sustainability of various timber types. Production processes and safe use of hand and power tools will be taught to produce quality timber products. Students learn how to prepare design briefs, production plans and develop evaluation criteria to gauge product success.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, products and product evaluations; unit exam.

Leads into: Woodwork Year 9/10, VET Building & Construction Units 1 & 2, VET Furniture Making Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: Nil
For further info: C. Muller, T. Blee
Subject Cost: $20.00 for materials

 Metals Year 7/ 8. – MET8?

Metals Year 7/8 is suited to students who are interested in producing models using a range of tools and equipment. Through theoretical and practical tasks students will gain skills and knowledge to be able to produce a number of different models.

Course Structure:

Students develop skills and knowledge in working with a range of different materials. Students learn how to read and understand engineering drawings. Throughout the semester students are introduced to various machines, equipment and tools. It is absolutely paramount that students wear safety glasses, protective clothing and hair nets when working with machines and demonstrate, at all times, safe workshop behaviour.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, products and product evaluations, unit exam.

Leads into: Leads into: Metals Years 9/10, VET Engineering
Booklist Items: A4 display folder
For further info: B. Kirby
Subject Cost: $25.00 material costs

 Textiles Year 7/8 – TEX8?

Textiles Year 7/8 is suited to students who wish to develop construction and design techniques while making fun and interesting products.

Course Structure:

Students establish and extend their skill levels, knowledge and confidence to safely use equipment, tools and machinery while creating fun and contemporary products. Students also investigate the origins of natural and man-made fibres. They acquire skills in relation to designing, construction techniques and develop an understanding of the problem solving process. Each student has the opportunity to make at least two textile products.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, product/s, product evaluations, end of unit exam.

Leads into Fashion Fun/Jazz It Up
Booklist Items: A4 Display folder: A4 paper, lined and plain
For further info: K. Boyd
Subject Cost: $10.00 for sundry sewing needs

 F1 in Schools Year 7/8 – FIS8?

F1 in Schools Year 7/8 is suited to students who want to become a member of the ‘F1 in Schools’ team (a program which allows students to design, produce, test and race a miniature Formula 1 car) competing against other school teams nationally and internationally.

Course Structure:

Students learn how to use a 2D and 3D drawing program modelling different objects including F1 car designs. They also learn how to create virtual car assemblies, technical drawings, photo realistic imaging and simulations. The use of a virtual wind tunnel and research on aerodynamic materials allows the students to modify their designs. Computer Aided Manufacturing will give the students the chance to produce their designs and race them on a 20m race track. They learn about team marketing and sponsorship.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, products and product evaluations, unit exam.

Leads into: Visual Communication, Solidworks, VET Engineering Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: USB Flash Drive
For further info: C. Muller
Subject Cost: $10.00 for model materials

Foods of the World Year 9/10 – INT0?

Foods of the World Year 9/10 is suited to students who have an interest in cooking foods from different countries. Students will extend their skills and deepen their knowledge of other cultures and the influence on Australian eating habits. Students will investigate and produce foods from cultures such as Indigenous Australia, Britain, The European Union, The Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Course Structure:

Each student is expected to supply their own apron, tea-towels and container for the practical class each week in the 100 minute lesson. In the two single lessons there will be theory related tasks and students research different recipes from different countries. They learn how to develop design briefs, production plans, evaluation criteria and to gauge the success of their products. Students gain an understanding of the importance of risk management in relation to this Technology area.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, product/s, product evaluations, end of unit exam.

Leads into: Food and Technology Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: Cameron, S (2011) Cookery the Australian Way (8th Ed) MacMillan Ed Aust,   South Yarra. (retain for future years); 4 gb USB flash drive; A4 Display Book and lined paper
For further info: S. Milligan-Brown
Subject Cost: $40.00 for food

 Ready, Steady, Cook Year 9/10 – RSC0?

Ready, Steady, Cook Year 9/10 is suited to students who can work independently and are interested in developing their cooking skills and who would like to teach other students to make a dish.

Course Structure:

In this subject students are challenged to develop and apply their skills and knowledge to being the week’s ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’, following OH&S guidelines. Tasks to be undertaken include the preparation and cooking of a variety of foods through investigation, design, production and evaluation. On a rotating basis, students in small groups choose an appropriate recipe to present to the rest of the class.

Assessed Tasks:

Group project and presentation, menu project, practical cooking, exam.

Prerequisites: Family, Friends & Food or The Celebrity Chef
Leads into: VCE Food and Technology, VET Hospitality
Booklist Items: A4 display folder and loose leaf paper
For further info: K. Mayne
Subject Cost: $40.00 for food

Design and Decorate Year 9/10  DES0?

Design and Decorate Year 9/10 is suited to students who have an interest in design and production and wish to extend their skill levels in relation to cake decorating.

Course Structure:

The major focus of this unit is to introduce students to the basic techniques of cake decoration. They develop their knowledge and skills in order to become competent with the use of new and existing products on the market. Some of the skills that students learn include; icing a fruit cake, piping, moulded icing characters and flowers, and flood work. Students are encouraged to explore their local area to gain an insight into the availability of products and resources to complete their projects. Each student will be required to decorate a cake using the information from the design brief that they have developed.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, product/s, product evaluations, end of unit exam.

Leads into: Foods, Textiles, VCE Product Design and Technology
Booklist Items: A4 Paper and display folder
For further info: K. Boyd
Subject Cost: $25.00 for icings, food colourings, decorations

 Woodwork Year 9/10 – WOD0?

Woodwork Year 9/10 is suited to students who would like to combine creative design with practical tasks. Through theoretical and practical challenges students will learn a variety of techniques and skills in working with wood. This subject will allow you to use a wide range of hand and power tools in a professional and safe working manner.

Course Structure:

Students design and produce a piece(s) of furniture according to specifications. They practice making complex timber joints commonly used in the furnishing and building industry, investigate properties and characteristics of timber types and manufacturing boards. Production processes and safe use of a wide range of hand and power tools is taught to produce high quality timber products. Students learn how to develop design briefs, productions plans, and develop evaluation criteria to gauge the success of their products.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, products and product evaluations, unit exam.

Leads into: VET Building & Construction Units 1 & 2, VET Furniture Making Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: Nil
For further info: C. Muller, T. Blee
Subject Cost: $30.00 for timber and hardware

 Advanced Woodwork Year 9/10 – WOA0?

Advanced Woodwork Year 9/10 is suited to students who are interested in woodwork to design and create complex model(s). Students will be introduced to the design process and learn how to use complex hand and power tools to successfully manufacture their own piece of furniture.

Course Structure:

Students design and produce an original (of their own design) piece of furniture according to specifications. They practice making complex timber joints commonly used in the furnishing and building industry, investigate properties and characteristics of timber types and manufacturing boards. Production processes and safe use of complex hand and power tools will be taught to produce high quality timber products. Students learn how to develop more complex design briefs, productions plans, and develop evaluation criteria to gauge the success of their products.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, Designs, Products and Product Evaluations: Unit Exam.

Leads into: VET Building & Construction Units 1 & 2, VET Furniture Making Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: Nil
For further info: C. Muller, T. Blee
Subject Cost: $30.00 for timber and hardware

Metals Year 9/10 – MET0?

Metals Year 9/10 is suited to students who are interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in this area and also as preparation for entry into VET engineering and the engineering industry.

Course Structure:

Students use a range of tools, equipment and a range of machines to produce more complex models. Students learn how to read, understand and start to produce their own engineering drawings in line with ISO standard. It is absolutely paramount that students wear safety glasses, protective clothing and hair nets when working with machines and demonstrate, at all times, safe workshop behaviour.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, products and product evaluations, unit exam.

Leads into: VET Engineering
Booklist Items: A4 display folder
For further info: B. Kirby
Subject Cost: $25.00 material costs

 Solidworks 9/10  – SWO0?

Solidworks 9/10 is suited to students who have an interest in drawing and designing and using “state of the art technologies” such as the Solidworks drawing program and the 3D printer.

Course Structure:

Students learn how to draw very basic shapes in 3D to designing their own models/shapes. Students also learn the setup procedure to prepare and run the computerized equipment i.e. 3D printer to machine their own models.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, products and product evaluations, unit exam.

Leads into: VET Engineering, F1 in schools
Booklist Items: USB flash drive and A4 display folder
For further info: B. Kirby
Subject Cost: $10.00 material costs

 Jazz It Up 9/10 – JAZ0?

Jazz It Up 9/10 is suited to students who are interested in developing their skills in interior design or   using fabrics to create items.

Course Structure:

In this subject students learn how to develop their individual, creative skills to make textile products with the ‘WOW’ factor appeal. They learn how to produce one-off products including household products, wearable art or garments that are unique and appealing. Items made will be designed and created with the special interests of each student in mind when developing a design brief.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, products and product evaluations and unit exam.

Leads into: Fashion Fun 3, VET Design & Technology Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: A4 Display Folder and A4 paper
For further info: K. Boyd
Subject Cost: $10.00 for thread and sundry sewing items

 Fashion Fun 9/10 – FAS0?

Fashion Fun 9/10 is suited to students who have an interest in the Design and Textile industry.

Course Structure:

Each student develops their individual talents by designing and producing garments and accessories while extending their knowledge of the design process. Students learn the skills necessary to enable them to create visual storyboards for potential clients.

Assessed Tasks:

Investigations, designs, product/s, product evaluations, end of unit exam.

Leads into: Jazz It Up; VCE Product Design and Technology Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: A3 Display Folder and A3 paper
For further info: K. Boyd, S. Milligan-Brown
Subject Cost: $10.00 for sundry sewing needs

 Information Technology Year 9/10 – ICT0?

Information Technology  (I.T)  Year 9/10 is an elective that will introduce students to a range of applications of current technology. It will allow students to build on their basic computer skills while improving their practical skills in use of a range of new technologies.

Course Structure:

In this subject students use a wide range of current technologies to research, present and create. Students develop their understanding of both the hardware and software of technologies used in their everyday lives, and how they could be used effectively for learning. This allows students to build their basic computer skills, and investigate the use of Web 2.0 applications. Students use various technologies during practical tasks, and work in groups on investigative and design assignments. They keep a logbook of their findings throughout the semester.

Assessed Tasks:

Logbook, Presentations, Game and website design tasks, Group projects.

Leads into: F1 in Schools, Solid works, VET Creative Industries Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: USB flash drive
For further info: C. Anderson-Whitecross
Subject Cost: Nil

 F1 in Schools Year 9/10 – FIS0?

This unit follows on from the F1 in schools 2 unit, though new students are very welcome. Participants in this exciting subject get the chance to become a member of the F1 in Schools team – a program which allows you to design, produce, test and race a miniature formula 1 car – competing against other school teams nationally and internationally. This challenging elective offers you the opportunity to learn using design software to create 2D and 3D images. It is suitable for both boys and girls interested in learning about visual graphics, multimedia, engineering and architecture.

Course Structure:

Students learn how to use a 2D and 3D drawing program modelling complex objects including F1 car designs. They also be able to create virtual car assemblies, technical drawings, photo realistic imaging and simulations. The use of a virtual wind tunnel and research on aerodynamic materials allows the students to modify their designs. Computer Aided Manufacturing will give the students the chance to produce their designs and race them on a 20m race track. They learn about team marketing and will establish industry collaboration and sponsorship.

Assessed Tasks:

Design process: investigations, designs, products and product evaluations and unit exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: Visual Communication, CAD 3, Technology Design,                                        VET Engineering Units 1 & 2
Booklist Items: USB flash drive
For further info: C. Muller
Subject Cost: $10.00 for model materials

VCE Food & Technology Units 1 & 2 – FY011/FY022

VCE Food and Technology is suited to students who are interested in exploring foods and investigating how food is prepared and processed in various settings.

Course Structure:

In Unit 1 students study safe and hygienic food handling and storage practices to prevent food spoilage and food poisoning, and apply these practices in the preparation of food. Students examine the links between classification of foods and their properties, and examine changes in properties of food when different preparation and processing techniques are used. Students apply this knowledge when preparing food. They investigate quality and ethical considerations in food selection. Students use the design process to meet the requirements of design briefs to maximise the qualities of key foods.

Following this, in Unit 2 students investigate the most appropriate tools and equipment to produce optimum results, including the latest developments in food technology. Students work both independently and as members of a team to research and implement solutions to a design brief. They use the design process to respond to challenges of preparing food safely and hygienically for a range of contexts and consumers, taking into account nutritional considerations, social and cultural   influences, and resource access and availability.

Assessed Tasks:

Assessment tasks for each area of study, homework and class tasks, Design Folios, Practical preparation and production and Unit Examinations.

VCAA Assessment:

Scored Assessed Coursework, 2 Hour Written Exam in November.

Prerequisites: Nil (Although some formal food training is an advantage)
Leads into: Food & Technology Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Heath, G., McKenzie, H   & Tully, L (2012) Food Solutions Units 1&2 (3rd Ed) Melbourne: Pearson Publishing; A4 Display Folder & writing paper
For further info: D. Chan
Subject Cost: $60.00 for Food

 VCE Food & Technology Units 3 & 4 – FY033/FY034

VCE Food and Technology is suited to students who are interested in exploring foods and investigating how food is prepared and processed in various settings.

Course Structure:

In Unit 3 students develop an understanding of food safety in Australia. They investigate the causes of food spoilage and food poisoning and apply safe work practices while preparing food. Students demonstrate understanding of key foods, analyse the functions of the natural components of key foods and apply this information in the preparation of foods. Students develop an understanding of the various processes that are applied to foods, including techniques to prevent spoilage. They also preserve food using these techniques. Students devise a design brief from which they develop a detailed design plan. In preparing their design plan, students conduct research and incorporate their knowledge about key foods, properties of food, tools, equipment, safety and hygiene, preparation, cooking and preservation techniques.

In Unit 4 students develop individual production plans for the proposed food items and implement the  design plan they established in Unit 3. In completing this task, students apply safe and hygienic work practices using a range of preparation and production processes, including some which are complex. They use appropriate tools and equipment and evaluate their planning, processes and product.

Students also examine food product development, and research and analyse driving forces that have contributed to product development. They investigate issues underpinning the emerging trends in product development, including social pressures, consumer demand, technological developments, and environmental considerations. Students also investigate food packaging, packaging systems and marketing.

Assessed Tasks:

Assessment tasks for each Area of Study, homework and class tasks, Design Folios, Practical preparation and production and Unit Examinations.

VCAA Assessment :

The overall Study Score will consist of:  

Units 3 & 4 Scored Assessed Coursework (30%), Units 3 & 4 School Assessed Task (40%), & 2 Hour Written Exam in November (30%).

Prerequisites: Nil (Although some formal food training is an advantage)
Leads into: Food Sciences, Health Sciences, Child Care, Physical Education, Nursing, Food Production industry, Hospitality
Booklist Items: Heath, G., McKenzie, H & Tully, L (2012) Food Solutions Units 3 & 4 (3rd Ed) Melbourne: Pearson Publishing; A4 Display Folder & writing paper; A3 Folio & papers for SAT presentation
For further info: D. Chan
Subject Cost: $110.00 for food

VCE Product Design & Technology Textiles Units 1 & 2 – DT011/DT022

VCE Product Design & Technology Textiles is suited for students who have a particular interest in working with textiles and allied products. Students will have the opportunity to be innovative, creative and productive, working both independently and as part of a design team.

Course Structure:

In VCE Product Design and Technology students assume the role of a designer/maker. In adopting this role, students acquire skills and apply knowledge of the factors that influence design. Students transform ideas into drawings and plans for the creation and manufacture of useful products and develop an understanding of the consequences of product design choice.

Unit 1 – Product re-design & sustainability

Unit 1 focuses on the analysis, modification and improvement of a product design with consideration of the materials used and issues of sustainability. Sustainable practices claimed to be used by designers are examined. Students will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the properties and characteristics of materials. They will re-design and produce their own variation on an existing product.

Unit 2 – Collaborative design

In Unit 2, students work in teams to design and develop an item in a product range or contribute to the design, planning and production of a group product. They focus on factors including: human needs and wants; function, purpose and context for product design; aesthetics; materials and sustainability; and the impact of these factors on a design solution. This will provide students the   opportunity to work with others while taking responsibility for particular aspects of the design and production processes.

Assessed Tasks:

School assessed coursework; end of unit examination.

Prerequisites:   Nil
Leads into: VCE Product Design & Technology Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Nelson Product Design & Technology Workbook Textiles Units 1-4 2nd Ed  O’Leary (retain for Units 3 & 4) A3 display folder; A3 plain and ruled paper
For further info: K. Boyd, S. Milligan- Brown
Subject Cost: $10.00 for calico and sundry sewing needs

VET Automotive Cert II (First Year) – AUTV1/2

VET Automotive Cert II (First Year) is suited to students who are thinking of obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship in the automotive industry, have mechanical aptitude, are interested in the retail, service and repair departments. The course provides students with specific skills and abilities that broaden their knowledge and enhance their employment opportunities.

Course Structure:

Industry research

Apply safe working practices

Job Seeking skills

Maintain tools and equipment

Measuring equipment

Remove and refit batteries

Communicate in the workplace

Recharge batteries

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, automotive industry excursion, industry project, resume preparation, car repairs, workshop tasks, structured work placement.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Automotive Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: VET Automotive Workbook
For further info: T.Blee, M. Hall, S. Romeo
Subject Cost: $40.00 for First Aid Level II

VET Automotive Cert II (Second Year) – AUTV3/4

VET Automotive Cert II (Second Year) is suited to students who are thinking of obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship in the automotive industry, have mechanical aptitude, are interested in the retail, service and repair departments. The course provides students with specific skills and abilities that broaden their knowledge and enhance their employment opportunities.

Course Structure:

Four stroke engines, single cylinder dismantle and assemble

Remove and repair radiator

Remove and replace clutch

Remove and replace wheel and tyres

Remove and replace brakes

Remove and replace transmission

Remove and replace carburettor

Dismantle and assemble carburettor

Remove and replace fuel pump

Dismantle and assemble fuel pump

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, automotive industry excursion, car repairs, workshop tasks, structured work placement.

Prerequisites: VET Automotive First Year
Leads into: Automotive TAFE, Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: VET Automotive Workbook
For further info: T. Blee, M. Hall, S. Romeo
Subject Cost: Nil

 VET Building and Construction Cert II (First Year) – BCOV1/2

VET Building and Construction Cert II (First Year) is suited to students who are interested in learning   the knowledge and skills used in the Building and Construction Industry. The course covers carpentry skills, house framing, workplace safety, calculations and planning for the building industry.

Course Structure:

Workplace safety and industry induction

Workplace procedures for environmental sustainability

Basic first aid

Safe handling of plant and power tools

Carpentry hand tools

Calculations for the building industry

Building structures

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, building industry excursion, industry project, resume preparation, tool box construction, workshop tasks, first aid, industry induction card, structured work placement.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Building and Construction Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: VET Building and Construction Workbook
For further info: C. Muller, T.Blee
Subject Cost: $100.00 Construction Materials + $40.00 for First Aid Level II

 VET Building and Construction Cert II (Second Year) – BCOV3/4

VET Building and Construction Cert II (Second Year) is suited to students who are interested in learning about the knowledge and skills used in the Building and Construction Industry. The course covers carpentry skills, house framing, workplace safety, calculations and planning for the building   industry.

Course Structure:

Quality principles for the building industry

Wall framing

Roof Framing

Basic setting out

External cladding

Introduction to scaffolding

Levelling

Sub floor framing

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, building industry excursion, industry project, resume preparation, project construction, workshop tasks, first aid, industry induction card, structured work placement.

Prerequisites: VET Building and Construction Units 1 & 2
Leads into: Building and Construction, TAFE, Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: VET Building and Construction Workbook
For further info: C.Muller, T.Blee
Subject Cost: $60.00 Construction Materials

 VET Engineering Cert II (First Year) – ENGV1/2

VET Engineering Cert II (First Year) is suited to students who are interested in working in the field of engineering/metal work. This course covers the four main areas of engineering – mechanical, fabrication, electronics and production and supports the development of hand, machine and tool skills, design and creative ability.

Course Structure:

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Develop a career plan for industry

Perform basic machining processes

Apply basic fabrication techniques

Use computers for engineering work activities

Perform basic computational principles

Use hand tools, power tools/hand held operation

Assessed Tasks:

Vice project, Solidworks (computer aided design software), portfolio and structured work placement.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Engineering Second Year
Booklist Items: A4 display folder and USB flash drive
For further info: B. Kirby
Subject Cost: $60.00 material costs + $40.00 for First Aid Level II

 VET Engineering Cert II (Second Year) – ENGV3/4

VET Engineering Cert II (Second Year) is suited to students who are interested in working in the field of engineering/metal work. This course covers the four main areas of engineering – mechanical, fabrication, electronics and production and supports the development of hand, machine and tool skills, design and creative ability.

Course Structure:

Apply electro-technology principles

Produce basic engineering sketches

Use engineering concepts to plan the manufacture

Handle engineering material

Produce basic engineering components and products

Create computer aided engineering drawings using the Solidworks drawing software

Assessed Tasks:

Vice project, Solidworks (computer aided design software), portfolio and structured work placement.

Prerequisites: VET Engineering Units 1 & 2
Leads into: Engineering TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: A4 display folder and USB flash drive
For further info: B. Kirby
Subject Cost: $40.00 material costs

VET Furniture Making Cert II (First Year) Units 1 & 2 – FURV1/2

VET Furniture Making will provide you with an introduction to making furniture and a pathway into an apprenticeship. It is a project based program delivered in a simulated working environment in a fully equipped workshop. Throughout the course you will learn how to read plans and follow specifications, the construction of timber joints and frames, the use of power tools and hand tools such as chisels, planes and saws. You will develop and apply these skills and knowledge through the completion of practical projects, including a traditional piece of furniture made from solid timber. 

Course Structure:

Work safely in the construction industry

Prepare surfaces for finishing

Construct a basic timber finishing product

Join solid timber

Hand make timber joints

Apply first aid

Communicate in the workplace

Work in a team

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, workshop tasks, furniture model(s), first aid, structured work placement, exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Furniture Making Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items: Nil
For further info: T. Blee
Subject Cost: $90.00 construction materials, workbook + $40.00 for   First Aid Level II

VET Furniture Making Cert II (Second Year) Units 3 & 4 – FURV3/4

VET Furniture Making will provide you with an introduction to making furniture and a pathway into an apprenticeship. It is a project based program delivered in a simulated working environment in a fully equipped workshop. Throughout the course you will learn how to read plans and follow specifications, the construction of timber joints and frames, the use of power tools and hand tools such as chisels, planes and saws. You will develop and apply these skills and knowledge through the completion of practical projects, including a traditional piece of furniture made from solid timber. 

Course Structure:

Work safely in the construction industry

Prepare surfaces for finishing

Construct a basic timber finishing product

Join solid timber

Hand make timber joints

Apply first aid

Communicate in the workplace

Work in a team

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, workshop tasks, furniture model(s), first aid, structured work placement, exam.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into:
Booklist Items: Nil
For further info: T. Blee
Subject Cost: $90.00 construction materials, workbook + $40.00 for First Aid Level II

 VET Hairdressing Cert II – HAIV1/2

VET Hairdressing Cert II is suited to students who are interested in discovering the basic realities of life in a salon. Students will learn how to provide full reception services, including receiving clients, answering the telephone and preparing clients for a range of salon services. This course includes theory, hands-on practical tasks, work placement and special event styling. This is a one year course.

Course Structure:

Provide first aid

Prepare clients for salon services

Maintain tools and equipment

Maintain and organise work areas

Follow personal health and safety routines at work

Perform head, neck and shoulder massage

Develop hairdressing industry knowledge

Dry hair to shape

Communicate in the workplace

Merchandise products and sell products and services

Apply temporary hair colour and remove residual colour products

Assist colleagues providing salon services as a team member

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, first aid course, industry excursion, OH&S salon project, school musical project, portfolio, structured work placement, styling workshops

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: Hairdressing, TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: VET Hairdressing Workbook
For further info: M. Hall, K. Ward
Subject Cost: $90.00 + $40.00 for First Aid Level II

VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Cert II (First Year) – HOSV1/HOSV2

VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Cert II (First Year) is suited to students who are interested in the food preparation, food handling or hospitality industries. The course covers kitchen service, front of house, small business operations and food and beverage services. While most of the course is at the College, professional industry will support the program. The structure for this course may change in 2014.

Course Structure:

Units 1 & 2

Organise and prepare food

Work with colleagues and customers

Work in socially diverse environment

Follow health, safety and security procedures

Develop and update hospitality knowledge

Present food

Use basic methods of cookery

Clean and maintain kitchen premises

Receive and store kitchen supplies

Follow workplace hygiene procedures.

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, industry excursion, practical tasks and written tasks.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: VET Hospitality – Kitchen Operations Units 3 & 4
Booklist Items:  Nil
For further info: K. Mayne
Subject Cost: $320.00 material cost for uniform, utensil kit, food, workbooks and support materials.

 VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Cert II (Second Year) – HOSV3/HOSV4

VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Cert II (Second Year) is suited to students who are interested in the food preparation, handling and cooking in a defined context. The course covers a range of kitchen functions and activities that require the application of a range of practical skills. While most of the course is at the College, a network of professional industry and work placements support the program.  The structure for this course may change in 2014.

Course Structure:

Prepare, cook and serve food for food service

Prepare appetisers and salads

Prepare stocks, soups and sauces

Prepare vegetables, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes

Select, prepare and cook poultry

Prepare hot and cold desserts

Assessed Tasks:

Unit workbook, structured work placement, practical tasks and written tasks, exam, VCE scored   assessment available.

Prerequisites: VET Hospitality – Kitchen Operations Units 1 & 2
Leads into: Hospitality, TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: A4 display folder and loose leaf paper
For further info: K. Mayne
Subject Cost: $320.00 material cost for food, workbooks and support materials

VET Certificate III in Event Management – VEVE1

Suited to students who are interested in working in fields associated with Event organisation and management. The qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context. Individuals with this qualification are able to work in a range of organisations where Event Management takes place.

Course Structure: 

Work effectively with others

Provide service to customers

Show social and cultural sensitivity

Access information on event operations

Participate in safe work practices

Coordinate event requirements

Produce simple word processed documents

Create electronic presentations

Design and produce business documents

Prepare quotations

Maintain financial records

Assessment Tasks: 

Online work assessments, Industry excursions and workshops, portfolio, structured workplace learning.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: Australian apprenticeship pathway
Booklist Items: Nil
For Further Info: D. Layton, M. Hall
Subject Cost: Nil

 VET Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) – VCRI1

Suited to students who are interested in working in the creative industry sectors. The course covers units in design, product development and media development used in promotion and communication.

Course Structure: 

Apply critical thinking techniques

Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Work effectively with others

Maintain interactive content

Use multimedia

Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD

Follow a design process

Assessment Tasks: 

Industry excursions and workshops, portfolio, structured workplace learning

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: TAFE Pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship
Booklist Items: Nil
For Further Info: D. Layton, M. Hall
Subject Cost: Nil

 VET Certificate II in Small Business – VBUS1

Suited to students who are interested in working in administrative and the small business sector. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of administration, clerical and data based tasks.

Course Structure: 

Undertake basic market research

Contribute to small business operations and innovation

Participate in small business quality and change processes

Contribute to small business planning

Undertake workplace orientation in a small business

Assist with the presentation of public activities and events

Recommend products and services

Organise and complete daily work activities

Maintain daily financial/business records

Participate in OH&S processes

Assessment Tasks: 

Unit Workbook, Industry excursions and workshops, structured workplace learning.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: TAFE, apprenticeship, employment
Booklist Items: Nil
For Further Info: A. Greed, M. Hall
Subject Cost: Nil

 VET Certificate III in Visual Art – VART1

Structured as a partial completion of the qualification VET Visual Art is suited to students who are interested in developing ideas technical understanding in visual arts. This qualification enables students to use a range of skills and techniques to produce art and craft works and transfer skills to different situations.

Course Structure: 

Integrate colour theory and design processes

Document the work process

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Produce paintings

Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

Participate in OH&S processes

Assessment Tasks: 

Practical and theoretical portfolio and industry excursions.

Prerequisites: Nil
Leads into: TAFE, apprenticeship, employment
Booklist Items: A3 Folio
For Further Info: M. Hall
Subject Cost: Nil