Year 9 Design and Technology A

Year 9 Design and Technology A

Subject Overview 

Activities in the courses are divided into two main areas: 

  • Introduction to the Workshop 
  • Introduction to Design 

In ‘Introduction to the Workshop’, there is a strong emphasis on developing safe workshop skills and procedures.  Safety rules for the workshop are discussed, established and rigorously enforced. 

In ‘Introduction to Design’, there is a strong emphasis on developing independent construction skills.  The students are introduced to the format of design and construction that will continue with them in Technology through to SACE Stage 2.  They develop their own designs, plan out the construction, then build, finish and evaluate their design. 

Topics may include:  

  • Technical Drawing 
  • Computer Aided Drawing (Autodesk Inventor) 
  • Sheet metal fabrication 
  • Basic Woodwork 


Students are assessed against the technologies Australian Curriculum achievement standards for the following tasks: 

  • Skills Tasks 
  • Design Folio 
  • Major Project 

Additional information:
There is a subject fee of $10.00 to cover some consumables required during practical classes.

Design and Technology A

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