Product Technology and Design


Product Technology and Design is accessed as a core subject at Years 7 and 8.

At Year 9 and 10 students can elect to do Product Technology and design and do the following:

  • Students use creative skills to ‘Design and Make’ exciting Technology projects of their choice.
  • Students learn about specific materials when designing in Wood, Metal or Plastics and Technological Systems such as Electronic or Mechanical Systems (or combinations of these).
  • Students pose and define design solutions within a variety of design briefs, which can be transferred into the workplace and broader community.
  • Students develop design criteria within open-ended design guidelines, which allow students to become discerning thinkers, able to address complex design and technology issues, such as trade-offs in the selection and use of materials and systems.
  • Students learn to apply technical language to their designed projects, through discussion and justification. Students explain design features, characteristics and properties of selected materials, system components and their performance requirements.
  • Students, individually and in teams, investigate systematic and creative thinking approaches for generating innovative technological products.  This includes time, resource management and safety. They explore and assess the past mistakes and look to future consequences of technology on society, culture and the environment.
  • Students are encouraged to document their design, production and evaluation activities in an electronic or manually-produced Design Folio. (Example project images below)


Product Technology and Design based subjects are also available at VCE.