Learning Area: Technology

Subject Description  

In Design Creativity & Technology Systems, a practical subject, students will develop skills in investigation, design, production and evaluation of their work, using a variety of materials, and use of appropriate electronic components and safety.   

Areas of Study  

  • Correct workshop procedure  
  • Working with components in simple circuits.  
  • Investigate of components usage and design within a system.   
  • Design, make and evaluate a model to solve a given problem.  

VELS Dimension 

Investigating and Designing

Students implement design briefs by accommodating considerations and constraints by planning an achievable and logical sequence of the production stages. Students incorporate variable factors such as time, cost, equipment, and availability of resources into their design to meet the requirements of the brief.   


Students are required to complete a broad range of production processes accurately and safely. Student’s practical skills are monitored through application of knowledge, incorporating safety, hygiene, team work, decision-making, design modifications, selection of materials, as well as their ability to operate complex tools, equipment and machines safely and correctly. 

Analysing and Evaluating  

At Level 6 students use evaluation criteria to critically analyse processes, materials/ingredients, and equipment used to meet the design brief. Students are to suggest suitable alternatives that may lead to an improved result. Their conclusions centre on the purpose for which the product was designed, incorporating social, cultural, legal, and environmental impacts of their designs. Students are encouraged to justify design modifications through product comparison and testing.       


Design Briefs  
Safe Use of Tools and Equipment  
Semester Examination