Flashing Plastics (Electronics)

Year 9
Subject Information

Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.

Subject Description

This course is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and system electronics technologies. The course provides a solid foundation for further studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Process.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.

  • Use hand tools, plastics jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and workshop machinery.

  • Heat, bend, pressure mould and fabricate plastic materials to achieve design solutions.

  • Study simple electronic circuits – projects will be constructed and a variety of plastic materials shaped to contain them.

  • A study of basic components, assembly techniques and project testing is integral to the course.

  • Investigate imaginative circuit enclosures and flashing light applications.

  • Practice some circuit board construction, soldering and simple fault-finding.

  • Problem solving of project design, drawing interpretation and introductory CAD.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials & Services Fee.

Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


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