Metal Products (A)

The study of Metal Products provides opportunities for students to engage with emerging technologies, make connections with industry, apply standards and practices through the manufacturing of their metal projects.

This course is intended to meet the needs of students who have a general interest in industrial technology trades as well as those intending to choose a career pathway into traditional metal trades and related service industries.

Students develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal skills suitable for employment and further training. They can also develop skills, knowledge and experiences – such as teamwork, communication and Workplace, Health and Safety- that are transferable to other industries.

 

Course Units

Working with Metal

This unit is designed to familiarise students with workshop procedures using metal. Students learn to work safely with metal and alloy products, using and naming selected tools and materials correctly. Students learn to use selected tools and machinery to follow a given design to complete the projects undertaken in this unit. They learn communication skills such as following instructions, seeking help and recording processes as well as strategies to solve problems

 

Techniques in Working with Metal

This unit is designed to familiarise students with workshop procedures and techniques in using different gauge sheet metal. Students learn to work safely with sheet metal products and the tools and equipment associated with light fabrication. Students follow a given design in the fabrication of a sheet metal product. They learn communication skills such as following instructions, seeking help and recording processes as well as strategies to solve problems.

 

Creating to a design brief or plan

This unit is designed to develop welding and thermal cutting skills. Students learn the fundamentals of working safely with gas and high voltage welding. Students learn to use a range of metal work tools such as welding, braising, soldering and thermal cutting to follow a given design to complete the projects undertaken in this unit. They learn communication skills such as following instructions, seeking help and recording processes, as well as strategies to solve problems

 

Metal Project

This unit is designed to develop project management skills. Students create a project from a design brief or modifying an existing design to meet a particular need. Students learn to manage the fabrication of a project. They consider the choice of appropriate materials and techniques, the project timeline and the economic use of materials. They learn communication skills such as following instructions, seeking help and recording processes as well as strategies to solve problems.

Assessment Requirements

In this course, students will be assessed on their knowledge, understanding and skills in both theory, through tasks such as design folios and assignments, and practical work.

Contact the Design and Technologies Coordinator

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