1 Materials Technology (1MTEC2)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hobbs

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have enjoyed a successful time in Hard Materials technology classes in year 9 or 10.

Students will learn more complex building and design skills when completing projects in the workshop. Starting with building a child’s chair students will then move on to designing their own project. Students will use a range of hand and power tools. Paperwork will include some design aspects as well as show the ability to record the progress and skills they acquire as they are building. This course is very hands-on but does also require more written work which will lead to potential merit and excellence endorsements for this subject.


Course Overview

Term 1
Safe use of hand tools.
Project design and management.
Safe working of machinery.
Construction techniques.

Term 2
Assembly of materials.
Finishing techniques.

Learning Areas:

Technology, Technology Semester

Career Pathways

Production Manager, Project Manager, Fabrication Engineer, Recruitment Consultant, Saw Doctor, Secondary School Teacher, Cabinet Maker, User Experience Designer, Garment Technician, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Electronics Trades Worker, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Patternmaker, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Aquaculture Farmer, Welder, Marine Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Furniture Finisher, Upholsterer, Industrial Spray Painter

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $50.00 for in class materials and resources. * Refer to the take home component below.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
● Take Home Components. Note full payment of course fee will allow learners to take home any items they produce throughout the course; otherwise items remain the property of the school for community purchase at the end of year or semester. This helps us as a College 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