Materials Design Technology - Wood (Units 3 & 4) - General

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Course Code:
General Pathway
Course Description:
Wood Design is an excellent introduction to developing valuable skills for personal development or pursuing a trade qualification. This is a practical course where students work with wood in the design and manufacture of products. The course provides opportunity for students to experience practical and functional furniture making with creative and useful outcomes. The knowledge, skills and tasks in the course can be used for leisure time activities or in planning a career working with wood and furniture. Wood Design students  achieve functional outcomes which stimulate students in design, ingenuity of construction; pride of achievement and the knowledge and application of the correct use of tools,  machines and materials. In order to do these well, students research and test materials and use strategies to develop innovative and creative ideas. They apply skills of management in planning and implementing a process, at the same time as they manipulate tools and machines to produce high-quality products. The student will be required to design and manufacture a personal project during second semester.
Course Assessment:
Design (Practical portfolio) - 25%
Production (Practical) - 50%
Response (Written) - 10%
Externally Set Task - 15%

Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
This course will not have an external examination, however, students will be required to sit an externally set task (50 minutes duration). The EST is a compulsory assessment subject to the same attendance requirements as Senior School Exams.
Additional Information:

Further education, training and employment opportunities within this industry are greatly enhanced for students completing this course. Opportunities may include apprenticeships, traineeships, scholarships, credit entry to State Trading Providers (TAFEWA), University entry and a range of direct employment options for example cabinet maker; finisher and shopfitter.

Additional Costs:
Students are expected to complete a Personal Project during second semester. Cost of structural materials will need to be covered by the student.