Wood Technology

Year 9
Subject Information

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

Subject Description

This semester unit is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and construction 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, basic jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and workshop machinery.

  • Prepare timber, investigate systems and apply surface finish materials in a safe and competent manner

  • Design, construct, test and race a model CO2 dragster. Interschool CO2 Dragster competitions are held annually.

  • 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:


Learning Area Map