Wood General


What is Design and Technology Wood all about?

 

In this course you will learn how to safely use power tools and woodworking machine tools which are used in industry. General Materials Design and Technology Wood is a practical subject designed to give students the opportunity to experience aspects of designing, construction, furniture making, appraising and marketing wooden projects of all descriptions. This course will focus on the application of technology in the woodworking industry.

 

Who should select these units in Year 11?

  • You have an interest in fabrication/manufacturing.
  • You enjoy practical subjects.
  • You have limited experience in using timber to make projects.

 

Pathway

Upon successful completion of these units, student would progress to Materials Design and Technology Wood Units 3 and 4

 

Areas of Study

UNIT 1 – Fundamentals of Design

  • Design fundamentals and skills
  • Skills and techniques
  • Safety
  • Production management
  • Nature and Properties of materials:  Identify wood types; Classify adhesives
  • Materials in context:  Uses of major timber types; Environmental impact
  • Use of Technology: Wood working machinery and tools

UNIT 2 – Designing for a Client

  • Design fundamentals and skills
  • Skills and techniques
  • Safety
  • Production management
  • Nature and Properties of materials:  Properties of WA hardwoods; Properties of timber; Seasonal growth
  • Materials in context:  Research sustainability
  • Use of Technology:  Fastenings, grades of adhesives; Dust extraction.

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

  • Design Process Portfolio
  • Research and reports assignments
  • Practical projects
  • Analysis and Evaluation report.
  • Verbal responses.
  • Safety in practice.

What is Design and Technology Wood all about?

In this course you will learn how to safely use power tools and woodworking machine tools which are used in industry. General Materials Design and Technology Wood is a practical subject designed to give students the opportunity to experience aspects of designing, construction, furniture making, appraising and marketing wooden projects of all descriptions. This course will focus on the application of technology in the woodworking industry.

 

Who should select these units in Year 12?

  • You have an interest in fabrication/manufacturing.
  • You enjoy practical subjects.
  • You have some experience working with timber and want to learn more about how to design and make projects.
  • You have successfully completed General Material Design and Technology Wood Units 1 and 2.

 

Pathway

Upon successful completion of these units, students will have practical skills that are useful in any aspect of the construction industry. This course exposes students to a range of skills that may lead them to finding employment in the furniture, cabinet making, furniture design, wood machining, joinery, shop fitting and building industries.

 

Areas of Study

 

UNIT 3 – Fundamentals of Design

  • Design fundamentals and skills
  • Skills and techniques
  • Safety
  • Production management
  • Nature and Properties of materials:
  • Identify wood types
  • Materials in context
  • Use of Technology:
  • Wood working machinery and tools

UNIT 4 – Designing for a Client

  • Design fundamentals and skills
  • Skills and techniques
  • Safety
  • Production management
  • Nature and Properties of materials:
  • Properties of timber
  • Materials in context
  • Use of Technology:
  • Wood working machinery and tools

 

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

  • Design Process Portfolio
  • Research and reports assignments
  • Practical projects
  • Analysis and Evaluation report.
  • Verbal responses.
  • Safety in practice.