TAS - Industrial Arts

Engineering Studies HSC:

In the 21st century, engineering will continue to be directed towards developing insight and understanding to the provision of infrastructure, goods and services needed for industry and the community.

The Engineering Studies Stage 6 Syllabus is unique in that it develops knowledge and understanding of the profession of engineering. It also provides an opportunity to integrate the science and mathematics disciplines with societal development and change. The syllabus is inclusive of the needs, interests and aspirations of all students and provides opportunities and challenges to deal with engineering concepts.

Preliminary Modules

  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineered products
  • Braking systems
  • Biomedical engineering

HSC Modules

  • Civil structures
  • Personal and public transport
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Design and Technology HSC:

Design and Technology has a unique focus on creativity, innovation and the successful implementation of innovative ideas. Students will investigate the importance of evaluation, the role of computer-based technologies, management, communication and collaborative design, as well as exploring current and emerging technologies. Through the completion of quality design projects manufactured from any suitable material/s, students are provided with the opportunity to develop specific production and manufacturing skills.

Industrial Technology Years 9-10:

Timber or Metal

In year 9 students complete Core

Modules 1 & 2, an introduction to safety, tools, methods and skills used within the timber industry. In year 10 students complete Core Modules 3 & 4, Specialising in cabinet work, building on core module 1 & 2.

Students make a series of projects in which they are increasingly involved in the design and planning stages

A knowledge of wood technology through the use of timber as a construction material and practice the accurate preparation marking out construction and finishing of the project.

  • A range of skills useful to them later in life whether or not they pursue a wood based vocation.
  • Practice safe working practices.
  • An appreciation of timber as a renewable resource and the responsible use of timber.

Graphics Technology

In year 9 students complete Core Modules 1 & 2, an introduction to methods and skills used within the many Graphics industries.

In year 10 students complete four option modules. We currently offer:

  • Engineering,
  • Drawing,
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD),
  • Architectural,
  • Graphic Design.

Students complete a series of graphical presentations in which they are increasingly involved in the design and planning stages.

  • Students use a wide range of visual media to communicate and promote ideas and information.
  • Students develop a range of skills useful to them later in life whether or not they pursue a graphics based vocation.
  • Students develop safe working practices.
  • An appreciation of sustainable practices and an appreciation of the impact of technological activities.

Marine & Aquaculture Technology

In year 9 students complete Core

Module 1: Introduction to Marine and Aquaculture Technology + 4 Optional Modules.

These could include:

  • Dangerous Marine Creatures
  • Manufacturing Fishing Equipment
  • Food From The Sea
  • Water Craft Design and Construction

In year 10 students complete Core

Module 2: Skills Management and Employment + 4 Optional Modules

These could include:

  • Basic Snorkeling
  • Aquarium Design Construction
  • Small Motorboats
  • Sailing Theory and Practice

Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8:

Technology and an understanding of design processes enable people to manage, interpret, shape and alter their environment to improve their quality of life at home, school, in work places and in the broader community. The rapid rate of technological change in an increasingly knowledge-based society highlights the need for flexible technological capability, innovative thinking and effective communication skills.

Technology education integrates both procedural and conceptual knowledge based on a holistic view of design. Students identify needs that have personal relevance, apply design theory and use design processes that encourage flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination in the development, communication and production of quality solutions.

Students learn about technologies and use a range of materials, tools and techniques relevant to the personal, commercial and global areas of human activity. Technologies assume increased importance when they are applied to solve real problems and to create ideas and solutions in response to needs and opportunities for customers, clients or themselves. They can be used to add functional, aesthetic and environmental value to products.

At Cronulla High School we design and manufacture products from Textiles, Foods, Timbers, Metals, Plastics and Electronics to name a few.