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HSC  |  Industrial Technology – Timber

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Course Description

Industrial Technology seeks to raise students awareness of the interaction between technology, industry, society and the environment. The subject develops skills in woodworking, management and organisation through the development of a range of timber projects in Year 11 and a Major Project in Year 12.


Industrial Technology – Timber Products and Furniture Technologies


(Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Industry study – Case study of a local timber products and furniture company 
  • Design and planning projects 
  • Management and communication folio linked to each project 
  • Production of projects  focusing on varied tools and machinery
  • Industry related Manufacturing Technology

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Industry Study – Case study of a local timber products and furniture company
  • Major Project – Design management and communication 
  • Production 
  • Industry related manufacturing technology

What do you do in this course?

Through the completion of quality projects, students are provided with the opportunity to develop specific production and manufacturing skills. Develop communication skills using free hand drawing and 3D CAD modeling, verbal presentations using slide presentations.

You will develop skills in the operation of automated technology including 3D printing and laser cutting. All projects will give you the opportunity to develop your project management skills.

How can this course help you in the future?

The subject helps to develop skills that will provide a great start in further study at University or TAFE for careers in industrial design, furniture making, building and construction, project management, architecture and timber industry related areas. The course also prepares students to be innovative lifelong learners, critical thinkers, responsible stewards of resources.