Garin College Garin College

Level 1 Materials and Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Anderson, K. Jacobs.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is a proven interest and ability in Materials Technology at Yr9 &10, including safe conduct in the workshop environment. 

Materials and Design Technology is a practical subject that focuses on designing, making and evaluating projects using a range of materials, tools and processes. 

Students will gain workshop skills through the use of tools and materials to make projects. 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, shaping, jointing, casting, finishing etc.) to achieve a final product. Students need to keep detailed records (written and supported by photos) of their project development to show evidence of testing, research, critical thinking and evaluations.

Please note: As a subject that requires the use of a specialist classroom, this course could become oversubscribed and require a cap on student numbers. If this scenario arises then students will be confirmed on the course on a first-come-first-served basis and later applications may be removed. For this reason, students are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to avoid potential disappointment later.




Level 2 Materials and Design Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


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

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.