Year 10 Technology (Hard Materials) Semester 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Semester 1 Hard Materials 

This is a hands-on course. It is an innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programme for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry. The programme is primarily workshop-based with the main focus on wood but also incorporating other materials into their projects and their designs. We encourage fun and interactive classes to encourage learners to experiment with wood and materials, thereby fostering a love of creating and designing. When learners see their designs come to life we want them to have a sense of pride and accomplishment when they complete their projects, whether it is a toolbox, name place, carving or even a cutting board to take home. Finishings are explored so each learner can make their projects unique and exciting.

It also develops literacy, numeracy and communication skills and has close links with the Technology curriculum. It fosters creativity and overall confidence with them being introduced to hand tools and some bigger machinery.

This course is guided by BCITO and students achieve Unit Standards Credits

Students will be creating the following:

  • Spice/cutlery rack/laser
  • Planter Box
  • Ring Toss

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Course Fees


Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 2 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 2 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24352 v3
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices and use PPE during the construction of a BCATS project
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 2
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.