Technological and applied studies

These detailed units of work offer 2-4 weeks of learning activities and associated resources that can adapted to suit the context of your students.

Stage 4 units of work – Technology mandatory, agriculture and STEM

Units under the elective headings of Agriculture and STEM can also be used for Mandatory Technology.

Stage 4/5 unit of work – Textiles

The following unit can also be used for Mandatory Technology.

Loom weaving (3+ hours)

In this unit students examine different fabric structures and create a mini wallhanging by weaving yarn on a basic loom.

Weaving (DOCX 405KB)

Stage 5 units of work – Agriculture, design and technology, food technology and textiles

Stage 5 unit of work – Industrial technology

Risk assessment (5 hours)

In this unit students explore the risks and WHS issues associated with the use of a range of tools, equipment, materials, processes and technologies.

Risk assessment (DOCX 31KB)

Stage 5 unit of work – Information and software technology

Hardware – processing power and storage of data (4-5 hours)

In this unit, students analyse the effects of past, current and emerging information and software technologies on the individual and society.

Hardware and data (DOCX 68KB)

Additional resources

Some of the programs linked above have associated teacher and student books that are located in our filterable resource library, along with other single activities, term long and/or cross curricular units of work.

You can also find ideas and activities on our curated list of external links.

Distance education resources

Stage 4-5 distance education resources developed to support students working off campus. The Distance education network offers these documents to support teachers delivering off-campus learning. They are not designed for all learning contexts and are not anticipated to address all syllabus outcomes. Curriculum experts are reviewing them and when quality-assured versions are available they will be highlighted.

While the resources support independent student study, they must be used in consultation with their subject teacher.


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