Level 1 Materials Technology

Subject Description

Materials Technology is a practical subject that focuses on the activities of designing, making and evaluating projects; using a range of materials, tools and processes.  This is a practical workshop based course.

Students will gain workshop skills through the use of tools and materials to make a project. Projects are designed, made and evaluated to a brief.  Emphasis is placed on design, drawings, problem solving, hand skills, craftsmanship, finishing and evaluation of finished work.

Students make practical workshop projects in materials (wood, metal, plastic, etc.) using processes (marking out, cutting, machining, metal casting, finishing etc.) to achieve a final product.  A folio of design work with models, prototypes, photos of the work and process will be presented with the finished project.

As this course contains only internally assessed standards, subject endorsement is not available. 


Level 2 Materials Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 for project materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.

Entry Guidelines

A proven interest and ability in Materials Technology at Y9 &10

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91047 v4 Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
A.S. 91044 v3 Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.