Accessible Page Links


Page Tools

Main page Content

Industrial Design and Technology

​Technology and Design (Manual Arts) refers to the procedures and techniques used to combine and process materials and organise systems into useful products. Students will use a range of materials including wood, metal and plastics to produce “take home” products. Assessment is project and folio based.

Graphics refers to the communication of design through sketches, annotations, documentation and graphical representations are an integral part of the design process. The needs of differing audiences affect the complexity and presentation of this communication.  The subject is largely a computer based subject using software packages such as CAD, Inventor and Rivet.

Senior Graphics is a course of study that provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of graphical communication across a broad spectrum of applications. It is designed for those students who are intending on continuing graphical studies at a university or diploma level. However, it would be advisable for those students intending on undertaking an apprenticeship in the construction and engineering industry to study senior graphics as a basis for drawing interpretation and communication. 

A number of certificate courses, listed below, are available for students in years 10 to 12. For a full list of units on offer in each of the certificate courses refer to the Scope of Registration. 

CERTIFICATE I FURNISHING (LMF10108)

This certificate is designed for students who are interested in a career in furnishings, cabinet making/joinery or who have a desire to learn basic wood-working skills. This course is practically based.

CERTIFICATE II FURNITURE MAKING (LMF20309)

This certificate is designed for students who are interested in a career in furnishings, cabinet making/joinery or who have a desire to learn basic wood-working skills. This course is practically based.

CERTIFICATE I MANUFACTURING (pathways) (MSA10107)

This certificate is designed to compliment Certificate II in Engineering. It allows students to supplement their studies in engineering while maintaining an emphasis on the manufacturing of products. Group work and communication skills will be an important aspect for this certificate.

CERTIFICATE I ENGINEERING (MEM10105)

This certificate is designed for those students who are interested in learning basic engineering  skills or those interested in learning basic metal working skills.

CERTIFICATE II ENGINEERING (MEM20105)

This certificate is designed for those students who are interested in learning engineering skills for entry into the traditional metal working trades e.g.Boiller Making or Fitter and Turning.

CERTIFICATE II MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (MSA20208)

This certificate is designed for those students who are interested in entering the manufacturing or fabrication industry.  Group work and communication skills will be an important aspect for this certificate.

Please note:  Any student engaging in any of the above Certificates in Year 10,11 or 12 must provide personal protective equipment (PPE's).  These include high vis (yellow over blue) long sleeve cotton drill shirt, long dark blue cotton drill pants and steel capped boots.