1 Building and Construction (1BUILD1)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Van Garderen

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommend that students have completed the Y11 Construction course however students who have performed well in the junior school may be considered on consultation with Mr Van Garderen 

Students will learn to work with a range of materials and tools as they discover basic skills required in the construction and trade industry. Working with both hand and power tools students will learn safety in the workshop and tool maintenance. Building an outside chair and sawhorse will be the two main projects with a focus more on practical skills with a small amount of written work to reinforce what is being learnt. This course is designed for learners of all abilities.

Learning Areas:

Technology, Technology Semester

Career Pathways

Locksmith, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Building Contractor, Recycler/Dismantler, Building and Construction Labourer, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Cabinet Maker, Surveyor, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Painter and Decorator, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Driller, Product Assembler, Building Surveyor, Fencer, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $45.00 for in class materials and resources. * See take home component below

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
● Student Take Home Components. Note a full payment of course contribution will allow learners to take home any items they produce during the course. Otherwise items remain the property of the school for community purchase at the end of year. This helps to replace course materials.
● Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.

See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

No additional course specific stationery items other than the Senior Stationery list are required for this course

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Please be aware, our charges may change