Wood Technology (A/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course explores the purposeful use of technologies, creative processes and design solutions. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills using technologies including tools, materials, and processes appropriately, safely and competently to design and create products, systems and built environments.

The study of Wood Technology provides opportunities for students to engage with emerging technologies, make connections with industry, apply standards and practices through the development of their projects.

A design literate student will solve problems through investigation and analysis, creativity and innovation, planning and production, synthesis and evaluation, communication and marketing. Students develop insights into how design is culturally, socially and ethically constructed with an environmentally sustainable approach to a product life cycle.

This course provides pathways in a range of related fields such as industrial design, interior design, furniture design and trade-based careers and recreation activities.

These units contain significant content that overlaps with content in other BSSS accredited courses: Furniture Making A/V.

Post-school pathways

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Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Introduction to Wood Technology

2

Wood Technology

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Introduction to Wood Technology

2

Wood Technology

3

Wood Technology Design

4

Wood Technology Project

Unit descriptions

Introduction to Wood Technology

In this introductory unit students learn safe working practices and concentrate on learning and using handmade timber joints and make articles using hand and power tools. A small timber box is constructed.

Wood Technology

This course teaches students to plan and organise their workplace, the safe layout of work materials and the planning of their own safe work sequence. It also covers communication and teamwork in workplace, safety, mathematical ideas and techniques, problem solving and the use of technology to report, record and respond to safety threats and emergencies. A small timber stool may be constructed.

Wood Technology Design

This course teaches students to interpret, draw and set-out furniture plans and preparation work. Students negotiate a timber furniture project and produce the project from plan to production.

Wood Technology Project

This course teaches student finishing techniques. Characteristics, limitation and uses of coating materials required for projects are covered. Students learn coating application equipment, techniques and safe working procedures. Students finalise their chosen furniture project and revise the process.