Level 1 Product Technology Resistant Materials

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Tahat

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 PDT course is a requirement. Experience in other Technology courses may be considered.


Technology is intervention by design. In this course, you will learn ways to solve problems through design.  You will experience learning across all three curriculum strands to ensure you become designers of successful, fit for purpose outcomes.  In this course, you will make your products predominantly using Hard Materials such as wood and plastics.

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This course is comprised of two projects that are each taught for half of the year. Both projects focus on very different aspects of design. 

Project One sees students developing and presenting conceptual ideas with a focus on traditional practices.

Project Two is a construction project concentrating on basic woodworking techniques to create a side table.

Both projects culminate in the submission of a design portfolio and technical outcome/prototype. 

In Year 11, you will be predominantly using design to develop outcomes.  You can explore design ideas using either CAD (Techsoft Design, Adobe Illustrator, Sketchup) or Drawing techniques (Sketching, Rendering, Instrumental Drawing). You will also learn how to use CAM processes such as Laser Cutting.

Learning Areas:



Level 2 Product Technology Resistant Materials

Career Pathways

Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Stonemason, Furniture Finisher, Joiner, Animator/Digital Artist, Business Analyst, Patternmaker, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Sound Technician, Baker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Trainer, Graphic Designer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Florist, Game Developer, Photographer, Printer, Signmaker, User Experience Designer, Garment Technician, Software Developer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Quantity Surveyor, Systems Administrator, Information Technology Architect, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Project Manager, Roofer, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Fire Engineer