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Technologies

Technologies

Our primary aim in the Technologies Faculty is to provide every student at Bulli High School with a sense of achievement.  Promoting students' feelings of usefulness and fostering self-pride drives our Faculty.

We aim to have all our students happily and busily engaged in the activities provided for them and allow them the freedom to explore a variety of food production, design and construction processes.  The technologies Faculty looks to maximize the opportunity for hands-on involvement for every student.  Often students look towards Technologies for the development of their self-esteem through practical skill development and achievement.

The Technologies Faculty has a responsibility to provide practical options to broaden the horizons of students and improve their all-round education. 

We aim to develop:

  • Practical skills and knowledge of materials, equipment, process and resources.

  • Safe working habits.
  • An appreciation for good design and the production of quality artifacts.
  • Creative and analytical skills through a problem-solving approach.
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • An awareness of the impact of technology on society and the environment.
  • Interpersonal skills of communication, co-operation and negotiation.

AUTOMOTIVE & METAL TECHNOLOGY

Students undertaking this course develop knowledge and firsthand practical skills in relation to Automotive and Associated Industries. This includes maintenance and repair of small engines, automotive restoration and panel work, aerodynamic and efficiency of small powered vehicle and production of auto equipment useful for the home garage, e.g. toolbox, oil and maintenance tray, bike service stand as well as specialist tools. Students will also develop many associated skills in the metal fabrication and machining area.

Students will produce a major project in Semester 2 of Year 10.

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Students are involved in the design, management, construction and marketing of practical projects. It uses a variety of tools, machines and equipment found in the food, textiles and computer laboratories. This

enables the student to develop skills and confidence in designing with food, fabric desktop publishing, computer applications and associated environments. Projects vary depending on student interest and design. 

ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

In the Engineering course, students are involved in the management and construction of engineering challenges related to structures and mechanisms, investigating control systems and alternate energy forms. Projects include building a tower to support the largest load, rockets, CO2 jet car, robots and solar cell project. The Electronics projects using a variety of tools and equipment found in the workshops and technology laboratory so as to develop skills and confidence with electronic circuits and technologies as well as making the functional product containing the circuit. Projects may include continuity tester, light alarm, rain detector, sirens, toys, decision maker, metal detector, radio, amplifiers, games and the like.

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Food Technology is about food and the way it is prepared in the different settings of domestic, commercial and industrial kitchens. It involves cooking food for all sorts of different occasions. The emphasis is on being able to determine the appropriate food for different occasions and to be able to prepare it in an appropriate manner. Students will be responsible for meeting the material costs of the projects planned and prepared. Along with the practical work, there will also be information on nutrition, food habits and cultures, new food products and processing and packaging. As well as this an awareness of the environmental impact of the food and the food industry.

TIMBER TECHNOLOGY

Students are involved in the management and construction of practical projects using a variety of tools, machines and equipment found in the wood workshops so as to develop skills and confidence in this area. Projects may include toys, jewellery box, technology centre unit, games, mantle clock, bedside cabinet, shelves, stool, coffee table, drink tray, wood turning, furniture items and the like. Students will produce a major project in Semester 2 of Year 10.

Community and Family Studies

This course is designed to develop in each student an understanding of the diverse nature and interdependence of families and communities, within Australian society. The course enables students to plan and manage resources effectively in order to address contemporary issues facing families and communities.

Year 11 Course

• Resource Management

• Individuals and Groups.

• Families and Communities

HSC Course

• Research Methodology.

• Groups in Context

• Parenting and Caring

• HSC Option Modules

Design & Technology

Students study design processes, design theory and factors in relation to design projects. At Bulli High School two different strands of D&T are offered. These strands use the available school resources and are based in the woodwork rooms, kitchens, computer labs and the textile rooms.

Year 11 Course:

• Designing and Producing –uses the design process to develop design projects as selected by the student.

HSC Course

• Innovation and emerging technologies

• Development of a major work

• Development of a design portfolio

Engineering Studies

Year 11 Course

Students undertake the study of the field of engineering for each of 5 modules:

• three application modules (based on engineered products). At least one product is studied from each of the following categories: household appliances; landscape products; and braking systems

• one focus module relating to the field of Bio-Engineering

• one school-based elective module.

HSC Course

Students undertake the study of the field of engineering for each of 5 modules:

• three application modules (based on engineered products). At least one product is studied from each of the following categories: civil structures; personal and public transport; and lifting devices

• two focus modules relating to the fields of Aeronautical Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.

Industrial Technology - Metals

Students in this course will undertake a range of practical projects in the Preliminary course to develop skills and knowledge in all areas of the metal industry including metal fabrication, machining sheet metal and welding

Year 11 Course and HSC course

Different Aspects of:

• Industrial study

• Occupational Health and Safety

• Design and Management

• Workplace communication

• Industry Specific Content and Production

The VET courses offered by the TAS Faculty are:

Construction Pathways

Construction (240 indicative hours)

Hospitality – Commercial Cookery

Hospitality (240 indicative hours)

Qualifications

In Construction, students will receive a statement of attainment that indicates the competencies that the students have achieved towards Certificate II.

In Hospitality, a Certificate II is the qualification achieved if students successfully complete all competencies.

External Assessment (optional HSC examination)

Students have the option of sitting for the Higher School Certificate written examination consisting of multiple-choice items, short answers and extended response items. The exam mark can then be used to count towards an ATAR.

Mr Steve Delaney - Head Teacher Technologies

Mr Alex Craigen

Mr Rob Moore  

Ms Celeste Phippen

Mr Mick McMullen

Mr Tim Donnelly

Mr Matthew Storey

Ms Amber Haines (Year 9 Adviser - rel)