Welcome to Technologies

At Joseph Banks Secondary College we pride ourselves in the opportunities that we provide for our students. The Technologies domain allows students to develop and master skills across three sub-domains; Home Economics, Information Technology and Design and Technology from years 7-12. Each sub-domain offers a variety of classes where students learn new skills as well as practice and develop old ones through a theoretical and hands on approach. 

Courses

Year 7 & 8

Year 9

Formula 1 in Schools Technology and Engineering Challenge

Course Code: 9F1TEDomain: TechnologiesTimetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information The F1 in School Technology Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology elective. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations. If you select to participate in the F1 in School Technology Challenge you will

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International Foods

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In this elective you will go on an international cultural journey and explore a range of traditional cuisines. You will build upon your culinary skills and knowledge of the kitchen and kitchen processes in preparation for Senior School studies such as

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Introductory Fashion Design

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information The Year 9 Introduction to Fashion Design elective gives you the opportunity to experience and explore real-life practices undertaken in the fashion industry. You will develop and strengthen your skills learnt in lower school Textiles in order to prepare them and

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Jewellery

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information This is a foundation elective. It will introduce you to the processes involved in creating your very own jewellery and covers important workshop safety considerations. This elective will include skills such as filing, shaping, soldering, applying textures and finishes to a

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Metalwork

Course Code: 9METALDomain: TechnologiesTimetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information This Year 9 elective will build and expand upon the introductory metalwork hand and machine skills covered in Year 8. You will be familiarised with a variety of new machines and their safe use, including cold sawing metal profiles to

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Robotics

Course Code: 9TROBDomain: TechnologiesTimetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information This is a basic robotics elective designed to promote your problem solving, enterprise and initiative in a student-centred, fun practical environment. Robotics and automation is a rapidly growing industry and important for industrial, domestic and entertainment applications. You will be

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Web Design Basics

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information In this elective you will learn about Web Development. You will learn to create and maintain fast, secure web pages from scratch. This elective provides a basic introduction to essential web development languages and will show you how to create exciting

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Woodwork

Course Code: <course_code>Domain: <domain>Timetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information This Year 9 elective will build and expand upon the introductory woodwork hand and machine skills covered in Year 8. You will be familiarised with a variety of new machines and their safe use, including between centres turning on the wood

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Year 10

Childcare

Course Code: Domain: TechnologiesTimetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you have a passion for working with children? This course will give students the knowledge and experience for caring for children. The course will focus on the stages of child development, ranging from pre-conception to early childhood years. Students will explore

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Computer Coding

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Computer coding and an understanding of computer programming is an essential skill in today’s world. This course covers a range of fundamental computer programs available to create simple to intermediate games. Students will get the opportunity to design their game characters,

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Fashion Design

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you want to be the next Donatella Versace or Marc Jacobs? This is an intensive course designed to cater for the next generation of fashion and accessories designers. You will develop your fashion design and construction skills and will

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Food Technology – Baking Focus

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you want to be the next Donna Hay or Adriano Zumbo? Do you want to share your dessert creations with the world? This is an extension course designed to cater for our future generation of keen and interested patisserie

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Food Technology – Methods of Cooking Focus

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you want to be the next Jamie Oliver? Do you want to run your own world famous restaurant one day? This is an intensive course designed for our budding Master Chefs. You will develop and explore a variety of

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Formula One in Schools Technology and Engineering Challenge

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information The F1 in Schools Technology and Engineering Challenge is the world’s largest secondary school technology program, involving over 9 million students from 17 thousand schools in 31 nations. Students in Year 10 who elect to participate in the Challenge will

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Jewellery

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information This course provides students with the opportunity to create exciting pieces of jewellery in a fun and creative environment. Through the elements and principles of design you will create articles of jewellery along a particular theme and utilise a range

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MakerSpace (Robotics)

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Robotics and automation is a rapidly growing industry and important for industrial, domestic and entertainment applications. This course is designed to promote problem solving, enterprise and initiative in a fun and practical environment. You will be encouraged to design, code

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Metal Engineering

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information In this course you will continue with the safe use of machines already covered in Year 9 and will be exposed to new machinery, including taper turning solid steel bar on the metalwork lathe, oxy acetylene cutting steel plate, mig

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Technology in Motion

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information You will be making a range of projects based around the STEAM principle of energy in motion. All projects will be delivered around a design process (problem solving) approach. Projects to be made will depend on the various principles of

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Web Design Basics

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Got a business idea or hobby to promote? This course is delivered as a hands-on computer-based workshop where students can create websites to solve real life problems. The material provides a key introduction to essential web development languages and will

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Wood Machining

Course Code:  Domain: Technologies Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Students will continue the safe use of machines already covered in Year 9 and will be exposed to new machinery, including faceplate turning a bowl on the wood lathe, sharpening a chisel on the sharpening machine and routering various edge

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Year 11 & 12

Applied Information Technology (General)

Course Code: GEAIT/GTAIT Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The development and application of digital technologies impact most aspects of living and working in our society. Digital technologies have changed how people interact and exchange information. These developments have created new challenges and opportunities

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Children, Family and the Community (General)

Course Code: GECFC/GTCFC Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Children, Family and the Community (General) course focuses on factors that influence human development and the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic, political and

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Computer Science (General)

Course Code: GECSC/GTCSC Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information The Computer Science (General) course focuses on the fundamental principles, concepts and skills within the field, and provides students with opportunities to develop flexibility and adaptability in the application of these in the roles of

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Food Science and Technology (General)

Course Code: GEFST/GTFST Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Food impacts every aspect of daily life and is essential for maintaining overall health and wellbeing. The application of science and technology plays an important role in understanding how the properties of food are used

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Materials, Design and Technology: Metals (General)

Course Code: GEMDTM/GTMDTM Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Materials are the basic ingredients of technology. Materials are used to make machines and these machines use materials to make products. Materials also supply the energy to enable technology to function. Throughout history, the evolution

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Materials, Design and Technology: Textiles (General)

Course Code: GEMDTT/GTMDTT Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Materials are the basic ingredients of technology. Materials are used to make machines and these machines use materials to make products. Materials also supply the energy to enable technology to function. Throughout history, the evolution

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Materials, Design and Technology: Wood (General)

Course Code: GEMDTW/GTMDTW Domain: Technologies Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Materials are the basic ingredients of technology. Materials are used to make machines and these machines use materials to make products. Materials also supply the energy to enable technology to function. Throughout history, the evolution of

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