Year 10 Product Design Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Norris

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

This is a full year course in which students design and develop innovative outcomes using mixed materials. Covering areas such as:

- Research and design 

- Materials technology 

- Electronics 

- Basic workshop skills 

- Computer Aided Design

Students will construct a number of projects throughout the year and further develop their understanding of the technology process by carrying out more in-depth research and development. They will also extend their knowledge and understanding of electronics and construction techniques from the manufacture of their outcomes. Greater emphasis is applied to creating their own designs using 3D software, 3D printers and the laser cutter as well as applying standard workshop techniques.

This course is highly recommended for students wishing to study Year 11 Product Design Technology and also leads on Year 11 Furniture Making and Mechanical Engineering. 

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Furniture Making (ITO), Level 1 Mechanical Engineering (ITO), Level 1 Product Design Technology

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Stonemason

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$130.00 for classroom materials.

We are grateful to families making voluntary payments to assist with course specific costs (e.g. Materials for students projects)

Pathway Tags

Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtspers, Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker