Subject Details - Stage 1 Materials Products- Woodwork B

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SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits10 credits
Curriculum AreaBusiness, Enterprise & Technology
Subject Length1 semester
Contact PersonMr. Tony Duffy
DescriptionThe course will develop and expand students’ hand skills as well as build upon their familiarity and safe use of fixed and portable power tools. Their chosen project will focus on several methods of furniture construction.
During the course, students will gain an understanding and appreciation of choosing appropriate materials, tools and hardware. Students will further increase their skills and knowledge with the use of selected CAD software in order to aid in the design and manufacture of their product.

TopicsStudents will be required to design, cost, construct and project manage a Major Project. Students will undertake practical exercises with associated theory topics which will develop their theoretical knowledge of machining and machine-cut joints – At this stage students should have had some experience using Autodesk Inventor and V-Carve Pro v5, two CAD packages that will be used in the development of their projects.

AssessmentMajor components are practical tasks and Projects; Theory and written work are used to assess knowledge and understanding.


Relationship To Further StudyThis course forms a background to Stage 2 Materials Products and would equip students for entry to many pre-trade courses at TAFE.






PrerequisitesIt is desirable/advantageous for students to have successfully completed Year 10 Woodwork and display initiative, self discipline, safety and the ability to meet deadlines, while maintaining standards of workmanship.
V-Carve Pro v5 experience.
Special ConditionsStudents will use the school’s computer network and Technical Studies facilities. Students will be expected to adopt the highest levels of behaviour in relation to OHS&W issues.
CostsSome contribution toward the cost of materials will be required and this will vary, according to individual projects.