Year 10 – Metal Technology

Length: Single Semester
Contact: Technologies Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.

Course Description

In this course students will learn skills and gain knowledge in the area of Metal Fabrication and Machining.

Through a series of set projects students will learn:

  • To use metal lathes for processes such as drilling, parallel turning, taper turning and facing.
  • To use Oxy Acetylene welding equipment for Braze and Fusion welding.
  • The basics of electric welding using the GMA (MIG) process.
  • To use a variety of hand tools to fit and assemble components of the projects.

Students will learn to follow the design process to develop a solution to a given problem. A work plan and drawings are produced prior to manufacture. The final product is evaluated against the given design brief and possible modifications discussed.

By the end of Year 10, students will be able to create a design solution based on a student design brief / challenge.


Year 10 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types will include:

  • Process and Production Skills:
    • Skills Exercises
    • Major Design Project
    • Design Folio: Investigating, Planning, Producing, Evaluating.
  • Knowledge and Understanding:
    • Written Assignments: Research and analysis: The impact of technology on individuals, society and environment
    • Theory Tests.

Note: Basic project materials are supplied, however students may be required to pay additional costs if their projects exceed the allocated amount.

Leads To

Stage 1 Metal Technology