Level 2 Materials and Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Anderson

Entry Guidelines

12 Technology credits at Level 1.

Materials and DesignTechnology 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 where students gain workshop skills through the use of tools and materials (wood, metal, plastic, etc.) 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.

A folio of design work with models, prototypes, photos of the work and process will be presented with the finished project.

Alternative Standard

A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas - 3 credits, external

This standard could be taken as an alternative to one of the internals listed below, with consultation with the teacher. This would make the course eligible for endorsement




Level 3 Materials and Design Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$110 for materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.

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.

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.