Year 10 – Wood Technology

Length: Single Semester or Full Year
Contact: Technologies Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.

Course Description

In this course students will research the use of framing and carcass joints and develop practical skills in creating both framing and carcass joints prior to designing their own table and cabinet. They will follow the design process, including:

  • Writing a Design Brief
  • Investigating and sketching possible designs
  • Producing a working drawing (orthographic)
  • Evaluating the final design
  • Costing the final design
  • Creating a procedure for the steps involved in the construction of their design.

Where possible, students will be given the opportunity to integrate the use of laser etching into their designs.

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 Furniture Construction