MSC Technology Curriculum

Technology

In the Victorian Curriculum, the Technologies includes Design and Technology (Food & Wood) and Digital Technologies (ICT).

These subjects provide a framework for students to learn how to use technologies to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs.

Students are encouraged to make decisions about the development and use of technologies, considering the impacts of technological change and how technologies may contribute to a sustainable future. The curriculum provides practical opportunities for students to be users, designers and producers of new technologies.

In Design and Technologies, students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions. In Digital Technologies, students use computational thinking and information systems to analyse, design and develop digital solutions.

Years 7 - 10

In Year 7 and 8, students study Food & Wood Technology.

Years 9 & 10

Year 9 and 10 students can choose from a range of electives:

Food Technology A, Food Technology B, Food Technology C, Food Technology D, Wood Technology (Basic & Advanced) and Coding.

Design and Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students can:
  • investigate, generate and critique designed solutions for sustainable futures
  • use design and systems thinking to generate innovative and ethical design ideas, and communicate these to a range of audiences
  • create designed solutions suitable for a range of contexts by creatively selecting and safely manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment
The Digital Technologies curriculum aims to ensure that students can:
  • use computational thinking and the key concepts of data collection, representation and interpretation, specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
  • confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
  • apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences