Applied Technology T/A/M/C/V

Design Technology and Graphics (T, A, M)

Furniture Construction (A, M, V)

Construction Pathways (C)

Wood Technology (A, M)

Students choosing Applied Technology courses have four options including Design Technology and Graphics, Furniture Construction, Construction Pathways and Workshop Technology.  These courses offer students the opportunity to study at various levels including preparation for further study, vocational training or the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills for future leisure activities.

Students should note that all courses promote the design, make and appraise approach.  Whilst a substantial emphasis is placed on the practical component, design documentation is also an equally important aspect of these courses.

Design Technology and Graphics (T, A, M)

This course gives students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to understand design practice in Architecture, Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

Students will have the opportunity to research, analyse and evaluate existing ideas, products and processes. They will learn to generate innovative and creative solutions to both predetermined design briefs and their own selected design challenges. Communication of ideas is a major element to this course. Students will learn how to do this within the parameters and requirements of industry standards to the particular discipline they are studying. Using the design process students will learn about the cyclic nature of design and the importance of prototyping, testing and evaluation in the success of the outcome. Students will learn to use industry specific technologies such as computer aided drawing, modelling, 3D printing and various software, hardware and manufacturing tools.

The study of Design Technology and Graphics encourages students to become aware of factors that influence innovation, enterprise and the subsequent success or failure of a product, graphic or idea. Environmental and ethical concerns within design are analysed within each of the units offered, promoting global citizenship and awareness of the effects that design has on our society. Design Technology and Graphics allows students to make informed decisions regarding professional and vocational pathways in the areas of Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Building Construction, as well as developing an appreciation of Design and Graphics as recreational activities.

Industrial Design

Students are introduced to the design process and given the opportunity to explore and apply this to human centred design problems. They will be using industry standard computer modelling packages to produce 3 dimensional models, 2 dimensional production drawings and will produce presentation drawings both on the computer and by hand.

Graphic Design

Students will create products for print and screen, developing and utilising skills in both hand drawing and digital technology such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will also be taught about the effective use of typography, visual language concepts and the production of advertising, corporate identity packages and an opportunity to pursue personal graphic design interests.

Architecture

Students will interpret a design brief and generate a variety of solutions for domestic and commercial architectural design problems. They will be introduced to Architectural CAD applications and demonstrate an understanding of building materials, processes and considerations involved in buildings. Tertiary students will gain an understanding of historical, economic, environmental, social and cultural issues involved in architecture and will construct architectural models.

Major Design Project

This unit is negotiated with individual students and will be associated with any of the other units studied in this course. It is an opportunity for the student to independently concentrate on a specific component of the curriculum. The student will follow a complete design process from defining parameters to evaluation and the production of a product, prototype or model.

Furniture Making (A, M, V)

A course in Furniture Construction allows students to be a:

Wood Machinist, Furniture Making Process Worker, Furniture Maker, Cabinet Maker, Production Manager, Shop Fitter, Furniture and Kitchen Designer, Kitchen and Wardrobe Installer, Kitchen and Bathroom Renovator

This course is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in furniture construction, cabinet making and any of the associated trades, or would like to build an interest in this area. The course aims to provide students with the foundation knowledge and the elementary skills required to produce a variety of timber joints and apply appropriate finishes to furniture items. All units contain a practical component where students may be required to supply their own materials.

This is a nationally recognised vocational course with competency standards from the Furnishing Training Package. It is intended that students studying this course can achieve a Certificate I in Furnishing or a Statement of Attainment for competencies attained.

The qualification is recognised as an entry-level qualification for employment in the furniture making industry and provides opportunities to:

  • Use a range of standard Furniture Making industry hand and power tools and equipment
  • Develop skills in furniture joinery
  • Select and apply hardware
  • Make measurements and calculations
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing
  • Prepare and apply laminates and finishes to a range of furniture
  • Maintain workshop premises and equipment
  • Undertake Structured Workplace Learning
  • Produce manual and computer aided production drawings
  • Work safely in the construction industry

Structured Workplace Learning

Students are encouraged to complete a minimum of 39 hours in an Industry Placement to obtain credit for 0.5 of a standard unit.

Structured Workplace Learning is the workplace component of a nationally recognised industry specific VET in Schools program. It provides supervised learning activities contributing to an assessment of competence, and achievement of outcomes. It is highly recommended for students to complete at least one placement in an industry setting. These work placements can be organised to suit the needs of individual students during term time, holidays or on an on-going basis as a Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA).

Structured Workplace Learning provides the context for:

  • Enhanced skill development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competency
  • enhanced employment opportunities.

Vocational pathway

This course provides the student with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes to:

  • gain credit transfer to higher qualifications in Furnishings Courses at CIT
  • make an informed decision on seeking a career in the Furnishing Industry
  • gain employment skills to move directly into a career in the Furnishing Industry
  • undertake further courses at CIT
  • work part time while still studying or travelling
  • Facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship

Qualification: MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing (Release 3)

Training package: MSF – Furnishing (Release 3.1)

Duration: Two-year course

To achieve this qualification 8 units of competency must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 3 elective units
  • 1 (0.5) Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Unit is mandatory for completion of this qualification

The units below are designed for use at A, V and M levels.  Students studying at the Vocational level cover the same content, but in greater detail.  It is also expected they will develop their skills more than students studying at Accredited level and this will be reflected in the assessment for individual units.

Units 1-4 Furniture & Timber: Fundamentals is a prerequisite for all other units and is completed in Semester 1 Year 11. Other units include; Trade Skills, Joinery and Finishing, project assembly.

Students will complete the following competencies:

MSMWHS100            Follow WHS procedures (Release 1) (core)

MSMOPS101             Make measurements (release 1) (core)

MSMSUP102             Communicate in the workplace (Release 1) (core)

MSMENV272             Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 1)

(core)

MSMSUP106              Work in a team (Release 1) (core)

MSFFM2001               Use furniture making sector hand and power tools (Release 1) (elective)

MSFFM2006               Hand make timber joints (Release 1) (elective)

MSFFM1001               Construct a basic timber furnishing product (Release 1) (elective)

As this is Vocational Course students will need to provide to the College their USI (Unique Student Identifier) to be awarded competencies and receive the certificate for the course.  To obtain their USI students need to use the USI link http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Further USI information can be found at http://www.usi.gov.au/About/Pages/default.aspx

St Francis Xavier College, Registered Training Organisation, National Code 88024

Certificate II in Construction Pathways (C)

A course in Construction allows students to be a:

Builder, Carpenter, Concreter, Wall and Floor Tiler, Plaster, Project Manager, Estimator, Trades Assistant, Bricklayer, Painter and Decorator, Construction Assistant, electrician, Plumber, Floor Polisher

This course is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the construction industry and associated trades, or would like to build an interest in this area. This course aims to provide students with the foundation knowledge and the elementary skills required to work in the building and associated trades.

Training occurs in the purpose built SFX Trade Training Centre. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

The qualification is suited to VET in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the construction industry or relevant employment history.

The unit CPCCWHS1001  Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, is designed to meet OHS regulatory authority requirements for OHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site. White card and Asbestos training component of Work safely in the construction industry, is delivered by CIT. Students are required to make a part payment and the college covers the remaining amount. The payment breakup is decided each year. The Student cost in 2017 was $55 plus the $30 government charge for the physical White card. More information is available on request.

These are nationally recognised vocational courses with competency standards from the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is intended that students studying this course can achieve a Certificate I in Construction and a Certificate II in Construction Pathways or a Statement of Attainment for competencies attained.

These qualifications are recognised as an entry-level qualification for employment in the construction industry and provides opportunities to:

  • Gain knowledge of the building sector and appreciate sustainable work practices
  • Use a range of standard carpentry and construction materials and tools
  • Develop practical skills in brick and block laying, formwork and framing
  • Prepare sites for construction and following standard clean up procedures
  • Read and interpret plans, following building specifications and accurately applying measurements and calculations
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Participate and engage in practical activities both on and off site
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Undertake a Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning

Students are encouraged to complete an Industry Placement

Structured Workplace Learning is the workplace component of a nationally recognised industry specific VET in Schools program. It provides supervised learning activities contributing to an assessment of competence, and achievement of outcomes. It is highly recommended for students to complete at least one placement in an industry setting. These work placements can be organised to suit the needs of individual students during term time, holidays or on an on-going basis as an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA).

Structured Workplace Learning provides the context for:

  • Enhanced skill development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competency
  • enhanced employment opportunities.

Vocational pathway

This course provides the student with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes to:

  • Gain credit transfer to higher qualifications in the Building and Construction Industry make an informed decision on seeking a career in the Building and Construction Industry
  • Gain employment skills to move directly into a career in the Building and Construction Industry
  • Undertake further courses at CIT
  • Facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship
  • Work part time while still studying or travelling

Duration: Two-year course studied across year 11 and 12

Qualification CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways (Release 4)

Training Package: CPC08 – Construction, Plumbing and Services (Release 9.4)

This qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry with the exception of plumbing. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this Certificate II allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery and shop fitting as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.

This Certificate II is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that are required in most Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

To achieve this qualification, 12 units of competency must be completed:

  • 6 core units
  • 6 elective units.

(0.5) Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Unit highly recommended

CPCCCM1012A      Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry (Release 1) (core)

CPCCCM1013A                     Plan and organise work (Release 1) (core)

CPCCCM1014A                     Conduct workplace communication (Release 1) (core)

CPCCCM2001A            Read and interpret plans and specifications (Release 1) (core)

CPCCCM1015A                     Carry out measurements and calculations (Release 1) (core)

CPCCOHS2001A    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Release 1 (core)

CPCCCM2004A                     Handle construction materials (Release 1) (elective)

CPCCCM2006B                     Apply basic levelling procedures (Release 1) (elective)

Group A: Brick and block laying

CPCCBL2001A        Handle and prepare bricklaying and block laying materials (Release 1) (elective)

CPCCBL2002A   Use bricklaying and block laying tools and equipment (Release 1) (elective)

Group B: Carpentry

CPCCCM2005B       Use construction tools and equipment (Release 1) (elective)**

CPCCCA2011A         Handle carpentry materials (Release 1) (elective)

CPCCCA2002B       Use carpentry tools and equipment

As this is Vocational Course students will need to provide to the College their USI (Unique Student Identifier) to be awarded competencies and receive the certificate for the course.  To obtain their USI students need to use the USI link http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Further USI information can be found at http://www.usi.gov.au/About/Pages/default.aspx

St Francis Xavier College, Registered Training Organisation, National Code 88024

Wood Technology (A,M)

This accredited level course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in the context of a practical workshop for recreational or pre-vocational experience.  The course allows students to work individually or cooperatively in the designing, construction and evaluation of projects.  Students are able to design and construct various timber items whilst also incorporating other materials using a variety of construction methods and processes.

Some of these areas may include:

  • wood machining
  • cabinet making
  • toy making
  • commercial batch production
  • furniture restoration

After the first unit “Introduction to Wood Technology” is completed as a prerequisite, this course may be studied in sequential units or as discrete units of study. Previous experience is not essential.

All units contain a practical component where students may be required to supply their own materials.  Students will assess risk management in terms of their practical work whilst also implementing WH&S practices.

A brief description of the units is as follows:

Introduction to Wood Technology

This unit introduces basic drawing techniques and skills to enable students to interpret workshop drawings.  They will be required to complete introductory workshop projects whilst implementing their knowledge of Work Health & Safety practices. They will also incorporate ergonomic aspects of the design process into the design of their project.  Students will be asked to produce a product in response to a design brief with a budget constraint.

Wood Technology (Prerequisite – Introduction to Wood Technology)

In this unit students, will be introduced to a range of fabrication techniques using different manufactured materials.  They will learn and develop fabrication skills through the use of manufactured materials.

Wood Technology Design (Prerequisite – Introduction to Wood Technology)

Students will study design fundamentals and timber joining techniques. A process folio will be required to document the design.  Tool maintenance is also a focus in this unit.

Wood Technology Project (Prerequisite – Introduction to Wood Technology)

This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake a design project of their own choice.  Aspects of design processes are studied including research methods; report writing with a strong emphasis on project planning, management and design presentation.  A process folio will be required to document the design.