3 Building and Construction: Product Design (3BUILD)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Students enrolling in this course should have completed year 12 Building and construction or year 12 Technology.

A very good year 11 pass would be considered.

This course is designed for students who are looking for a future in construction, joinery, carpentry or another of the trades. This course uses BCATS units and will total 27 credits at the end of the project. Students will be working in small groups to build an outside playhouse and will include research, design, power tools, materials, communication and building to specification. This is a full-year course and looks at constructing a house from the foundations up. This is a very hands-on course with paperwork done in class to support the practical work.

Course Overview

Term 1
Under take a major level 3 BCATS project

Term 2
Advanced level 3 construction techniques.
demonstrating the knowledge to select and use materials for a level 3 project.

Term 3
Developing and using BCATS project documentation for a stage 3 project.

Term 4
Complete a major project.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Locksmith, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Project Manager, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Cabinet Maker, Surveyor, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Painter and Decorator, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Electronics Trades Worker, Driller, Product Assembler, Building Surveyor, Plasterer, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Glass Processor, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
Course Fee $25.00 towards class materials and resources to help us replace course materials.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
Group Project. The class produced items remain the property of the school for community purchase at the end of the year or semester.
Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.

See the 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