Stage 1

Wood Technology A

Assumed Knowledge

Skills and knowledge students are assumed to have basic practical skills.



Focus Capabilities

​Personal development, work, and learning.

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Subject Description

Students design and create products with a focus on wood as a material. They learn to use tools and materials safely and competently. They explore technologies in both contemporary and historical settings, and analyse the impacts of technology, including social, environmental and sustainable consequences.

The focus area for this subject is Material Products – students use a range of manufacturing technologies such as tools, machines and equipment specific to furniture design.

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Assessment Type 1:

Investigations Folio: Designing a bedside unit / forestry sustainability.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Application Tasks: Manufactured Board Selection Fasteners – Mechanical/Polymer Surface Finishing Systems​.

Assessment Type 3:

Products: ​Design and make furniture products.

Assessment Type 4:


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