Year 12 – Metal Technology [Industry & Entrepreneurial Solutions]

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: Technologies Leader

Precluded subject – Students cannot enroll in both Metal Technology and Food Design at Stage 2

Recommended Background

No prerequisites.

Successful completion of Year 10 or Stage 1 Metal Technology is recommended. Those with no experience will be guided through the basics.

Course Description

In Stage 2 Metal Technology (Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions) students will develop skills in the areas of welding and fabrication, combined with fitting and machining. Students will complete a major design task, and will be required to produce a folio of evidence, including investigation, sketches, technical drawing, costing and evaluation.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School Based Assessment:

  • Two Specialist Skills Tasks (20%): Students must show evidence of these tasks and evaluate them. (Up to 1000 words or 6 minutes in multi modal form)

  • Design Process (Folio) and Solution (50%): This may be a major design project or a series of up to 3 smaller design tasks. Students must show evidence of the design process and showcase and evaluate their project. (Up to 2000 words or 12 minutes in multi modal or combination).

External Assessment:

Resource Study (30%). The Resource Study is comprised of the following 2 parts:

  • Part One: Resource Investigation
  • Part Two: Issue Exploration.

The Resource study should be presented in written or multi modal form or a combination of both. Written maximum of 2000 words or equivalent in multi modal form, where 1000 words is equivalent to 6 minutes.

Note: School fees cover the basic learning objectives, although additional payments will be required to cover the cost of any additional materials.