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Welcome to the Technology Department at Coombabah State High School. Technology in our department encompasses the study of products, processes, tools and equipment. The department offers a selection of subjects that cater for a wide range of student interest and abilities. Students will find the subjects challenging and interesting. In the practical subjects, students are exposed to intellectual challenges in the form of designing and researching while practical skills are developed using a wide range of tools and machines. Safety is an important aspect of all courses. Students also learn about work as they mirror, in a broad sense, workplace practices such as working cooperatively in teams and responding to technological change.
Year 7 and 8
Students study one semester of Industrial Technology and Design for two lessons/week. Some time is devoted to Graphics and the remaining on a combination of workshop-based activities and projects. Projects may include a simple DC electro-magnetic motor, design and build a small motorised – suspended glider, designing and 3D printing a pilot for the plane, using the laser cutter to produce a simple finger jointed box to house an LED strip light and engrave clear acrylic (plastic) to create an edge-lit sign.

Year 9 and 10
       Year 9 students may choose:-
·         Robotics & Design (1 semester) and/or
·         Industrial Technology and Design (1 semester). 
Year 10 students may choose from the following one year subjects: 
  •       Digital Design & Manufacturing (1 semester)
  •     Industrial Graphics
  •     Introducation to Trades
  •     Robotics & Design
It is advisable to choose these Junior subjects if there is a possibility they will be selected in Years 11 & 12. 

Year 11 and 12
Applied Subjects
Industrial Graphics
Industrial Graphics looks at the study of graphics in a practical sense. It covers the following key elements listed:
       Introduction to the design and drafting industry
       Basic design concepts
       Drawing interpretation and production — manual drafting/freehand sketching
       Identification and interpretation — drafting standards and conventions
       2D drawing production using computer-aided design and drafting systems
       3D drawing production using computer-aided design and drafting systems
       Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).  Students will have the opportunity to use CAD-CAM technology to produce practical solutions to real life problems.
At the completion of the subject, students may continue study at university or TAFE. Industrial Graphics provides career pathways in drafting, graphic design, industrial design, cartography, interior design, surveying, CAD Operator, technology teaching, landscape design, town planning, model making, building and engineering. Graphics also provides highly relevant learning experiences for other senior subjects such as Construction and ITD. 

Building & Construction
This is an industry-based course that gives students an insight into various construction industries. The course would be beneficial to students wishing to enter construction fields such as bricklaying, carpentry, plastering, painting and decorating, tiling, plumbing, surveying, concreting, form workers and other general construction trades. Students will be participating in real and simulated construction projects in a developmental approach over two years. This includes: safe use of a variety of hand and power tools, manual handling of materials, working effectively with others and undertaking basic construction projects (e.g. saw stool, toolbox, concreting, painting, bricklaying, framing, plastering, tiling).  Associated theoretical components must also be completed within given time frames and accuracy to demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding for each unit of work.
Industrial Technology Skills
Through undertaking ISK students will develop important transferable skills for using industrial technologies defined by the selected strands (Sheet Metal Fabrication, Furnishings and Industrial Graphics).
Students are required to produce plans, cutting lists, quotations, work schedules and related theory units for each project.  WHS, safe use of a variety of hand and power tools, manual handling of materials, working effectively with others  and working to industry standards and timeframes are key features of this course.
While the course has a vocational orientation, it also provides opportunities for students to develop important skills needed in other life roles and serves as a support subject for study in other disciplines.  This subject is relevant to all students who seek to develop:-
* an understanding of industrial technology and its application to industry,
* preparation for vocational employment,
* a sense of personal worth and self-esteem and,
* problem-solving abilities.