Wood - Material Design and Technology General

  • Course Code - GEMDTW
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $130.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs.

Course Outline

The Woodwork Course offers students a unique opportunity to develop Process and communication skills appropriate to the Woodwork context.

Students develop woodworking skills and understanding through both directed project work, and developing their own designs. In addition to handskills and machine operations students, will learn about product design and personal project management.

Throughout this process, students are encouraged to develop their own designs by researching existing products, working out the processes required to make their design and selecting the appropriate material for the project. They will develop CAD skills in the classroom and practical skills within the workshop environment such as the use of various tools, machinery and processes relevant to the tasks in a safety and effective environment.

Projects include Trebuchet, folding beach seat and a lathe project.

It is recommended (although not required) that students  enrolling in this course also select Design Technical Graphics to complement their studies.

Skills Outline

The course is divided into three content areas:
  • Materials
  • Design
  • Use of Technology

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Successful experience in Woodwork desirable
Workshop Safety Compliance
Students are expected to wear safety glasses at all times in the workshop. Covered shoes are the minimum required standard of footwear.

Further Study

Year 12 - Wood - Materials Design and Technology General
Course Code GTMDTW
Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.