Wood Technology

Learning Area: Technology    

Subject Description

In Design Creativity & Technology Wood II students develop skills in investigation, design, production and evaluation of their work, using a variety of materials. In the process of learning to construct a product, the safe use of equipment and care of tools is developed. Students learn to cut with a range of saws use adhesives and make accurate measurement of components for the product being constructed. An introduction is also given on the use of some powered drilling equipment under guided supervision. The theory component and assignments are include a design brief, safety equipment and behaviour in the workplace, along with the types of tools that are used in the Woodwork area. Students also develop skills by completing a range of drawing projects that are developed in 3D along with an introduction to pencil rendering of products. 

Areas of Study  

  • Correct workshop procedure  
  • Purchasing of materials using a cutting list, and the correct method of ordering hardware.  
  • Construct a model that will required specified and detailed quantities of timber and hardware, so that students can cost the entire model.  
  • Construct a model that will make use of major power tools.  
  • Develop knowledge of and use of a variety of power tools and their safety features.        

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