Construction & Technology

Purpose:

       -  If you want to improve the environment and communal spaces around the school through the successful use of Design and Technology, this is for you.  You will investigate best Design Practice through excursions to local destinations where award-winning designers have created uniquely designed special spaces. Be inspired by other landscaped areas and then use your drawing skills & Computer Aided Design to produce accurate design proposals to submit to appropriate school committees for approval.  You will assist in the selection of tools and materials required for each project and effectively evaluate the success of the learning process and the landscaped areas.   There will also be the opportunity to volunteer your time in local schools, parks and gardens and here at Westall.

Content:

  1. Design for the Westall school environment.

  2. Design for a community environment at a local Primary School or other community group.

  3. Design for your home environment - an individual project for yourself.

  • Design & Project Management, Computer Aided Design (CAD), the safe use of both hand-held and power tools, landscaping tools & processes.

  • Range of Materials: Wood, metal, plastics, brick, pavers and concreting.

  • Range of Systems:  Electrical - Low voltage lighting, Hydro – Water collection, storage, drainage, irrigation, and also Mechanical systems.

  • Creative landscaping: Ergonomics & Sustainable development, Tree planting for wind protection & shade, Garden bed design, Mulching and Pathways.

  • An outdoor furniture project for the school environment and a personal project to take home will be integral to this course.

Activities:

  • 3D printing/models

  • Indoor/Outdoor Furniture

  • Large 3d Sculptures

Westall Secondary College

88-128 Rosebank Avenue,

Clayton South

VIC 3169

P: (03) 9546 3233

E: westall.sc@edumail.vic.edu.au

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