Industrial Technology - Timber

Industrial Technology - Timber

Industrial Technology provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that develop through the use of tools, timber and processes. Students apply design principles to modify, plan, manage and produce quality projects. They learn about the interrelationships between technology, the individual, society and the environment, and develop their ability to think creatively to produce solutions to practical problems.

The majority of student’s time is spent developing skills in the safe use of hand and machine tools for the production of quality timber projects.

Throughout the study of Industrial Technology students develop knowledge in WHS and apply risk management practices, develop skills in designing and choose materials based on their properties and application. They also learn about current, traditional and new and emerging technologies within the Timber Industry and their impact on society and the environment.

Contact

Head of Department: Darren Woodrow
Email: dwoodrow@barker.nsw.edu.au

Year 9

Industrial Technology - Timber

In 2020, students will study the following:

Timber Production and Processing– students research into the properties and characteristics of timber and develop their understanding of how different types of natural and manufactured timbers are produced and used.

• ‘The Natural Edge’ – students develop their skills in using hand tools and produce a range of joints to produce projects.

• ‘Breakfast Bar Stool’ – students modify existing plans and apply a range of hand tools and machine tools safely to produce this project.

‘Trinket Box’ - students design and produce their own trinket box using a range of appropriate timbers and joining techniques.

Impact of technology on society and the environment – Students learn about the role of technology in the Timber Industry and its impact on society and the environment.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Timber Production and Processing - Research Assignment

Task 2: ‘The Natural Edge’ - working with timber, practical project.

Task 3: ‘Breakfast Bar Stool’ - practical project

Task 4: ‘Trinket Box’ - practical project

Task 5: Semester 2 Examination

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Year 10

Industrial Technology - Timber

In 2020, Year 10 students will study the following:

Production and Conversion of Timber within the Industry - methods of producing and converting timber for use. Sustainable techniques V’s traditional methods.

‘Enlighten Me’ – students design and produce a candle centre-piece using hand tools and machine tools.

‘Table Talk’ – students modify existing plans of a bedside table and apply a range of hand tools and machine tools safely to produce this project.

‘Turn it Up’ - students use traditional turning techniques to produce an exotic wooden bowl from sustainable timber suppliers.

Impact of technology on the Timber Industry – Students describe, analyse and evaluate the impact of technology on society, the environment and consider cultural issues locally and globally.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Production and Conversion of Timber - Research Assignment

Task 2: ‘Enlighten Me’ – candle centre-piece - practical project.

Task 3: ‘Table Talk’ – Bedside Table - practical project

Task 4: ‘Turn it up’ – wooden bowl - practical project

Task 5: Semester 2 Examination

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Year 11

Industrial Technology - Timber Products and Furniture Technologies

Whilst this course seeks to build on the knowledge and understanding developed in the Technology (Mandatory) course and the Year 9 and 10 Industrial Technology elective course, it is not a pre-requisite to have studied the course in Year 9 and 10. The Year 11 Preliminary course is designed as a foundation to the HSC course.

The HSC course consists of the development, management and communication of a major practical project and folio that contribute to the development of knowledge, skills and understanding related to the focus area of study.

In 2020, Year 11 students will study:

‘Reality Bites’ – Introduction Exercises covering WHS and the use of a range of hand and machine tools to produce close fitting timber joints.

• ‘Bespoke Furniture’ – students develop their project management and wood skills further by designing (using CAD) and producing a bespoke piece of furniture.

‘Made Believe’ – Industry Role Play – students work collaboratively to apply industry practices in the design and production of a short batch run of products.

Impact of Technology on the Timber and Furniture Industry – students look at issues relating to organization and management of businesses, along with effective communication and WHS practices.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Reality Bites – Practice Joints

Task 2: Bespoke Furniture Piece

Task 3: Made Believe – not assessed

Task 4: Semester 2 examination

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