Product Technology - Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Ronowicz

Involves inventing/developing exciting new prototypes to address real needs and opportunity that exist within our community/society. Innovation is a key component going forward in most aspects of life and is the foundation of this course.
• Students will identify an opportunity to develop a new product.
• They then follow a design process to develop a prototype of it.
• Students will manufacture this in the school’s workshops using a range of technologies
such as MIG/TIG welding.
• This subject promotes innovation.
• This course involves both academic and practical components.
• Pathway to tertiary/university courses in Engineering, Design, Technology and Product

Course Overview

Term 1
Identifying a product idea.
Researching possible product.
Communications with client and stakeholders.
Exploring possible solutions
Modelling selected product idea.

Term 2
Developing product further.
Proving likely fitness for purpose.
Writing final design brief.
CAD drawing product in detail.
Starting product manufacture

Term 3
Product manufacture
Product testing.

Term 4
Product testing.
Product evaluation.


Product Technology - Level 2

Engineering, Design, All Technology areas, Product Development
Architect, Building & Construction, Industrial Management, Technician, Apprenticeships, Media design, Ergonomics.


Open Entry - 10PTC preferred

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Term: 3, Week: 10
A.S. 91048 v4 Generic Technology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports decision-making
Term: 4, Week: 4
A.S. 91047 v4 Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
Term: 4, Week: 2
A.S. 91046 v3 Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
Term: 2, Week: 5
A.S. 91044 v3 Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Pathway Tags

Product designer, Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Graphic Designer, Game Developer, Web Designer, Web Developer, Building and Construction Manager, Building Contractor, Building Inspector, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect, Agricultural Engineer, Farm Worker, Driller, Sign maker, Technical Writer, Geospatial Specialist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Naval Architect, Boat Designer, Surveyor, Designer, Cafe Worker, Cafe/Restaurant Manager Environmental Health Officer, Baker, Meat Inspector, Tertiary Lecturer, Food Technologist, Butcher, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Mechanic, Panelbeater, Vehicle Body Builder/Trimmer, Vehicle Painter, Electronics Trades Worker, Engineering Machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Gunsmith, Industrial Spray Painter, Lift Technician, Locksmith, Marine Engineer, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Toolmaker, Welder, Construction and Infrastructure, Building Insulator, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Electrician, Fencer, Floor and Wall Tiler, Floor Covering Installer, Glazier, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer, Quantity Surveyor, Roofer, Stonemason, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Boat Builder, Brewer, Clothing Marker/Cutter, Furniture Finisher, Glass Processor, Metal Worker, Plastics Technician, Plastics Worker, Product Assembler, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Sewing Machinist, Textile Process Operator, Upholsterer, Watchmaker and Repairer, Wood Machinist, Wood Processing Worker, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Navy Officer, Navy Sailor, Visual Merchandiser, Light Technician, Exhibition Technician, Artist, Forklift Operator, Heavy Truck Driver, Train Driver, Bicycle Mechanic, Line Mechanic, Picture Framer, Copywriter, Marketing Specialist, Visual Merchandiser, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Light Technician, Exhibition Technician, Animator/Illustrator, Artist, Clothing Designer, Clothing Pattern Maker, Graphic Pre-Press Worker, Metal Worker

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