Year 11 Product and Manufacturing

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Pedersen

Students will learn a new range of skills to apply to the manufacturing and processing of a marketable product.

Students will have access to a range of options including, but not limited to, traditional textiles equipment, laser cutter, 3D printers, jewelry making tools. 

The manufacturing and production industry refers to the large scale production of goods and services using manual labour and machines turning raw materials into products that meet consumers' demands. The history of manufacturing is an interesting one and whereas today the majority of goods are produced on a large-scale production line using technical equipment, this wasn’t always the case. There is a global trend for a more sustainable approach to manufacturing and in turn consumption of goods.

Students will learn the skills as individuals but apply these skills, as relevant, to a group project

Potential skills include - sewing, printing, applique, embroidery, laser cutting, jewelry assemblage, photoshop

Potential projects could include - clothing, greeting cards, jewelry, decorative gifts, games, childrens toys, pet toys

Students will develop an understanding of -material maximization / waste reduction, costing per unit, marketing and merchandising

Contributions and Equipment

Students will need to provide materials for their individual projects. There is a small fee for materials for the skills based components which will create some take home items, eg sample bracelet, small printed bag etc

Recommended Prior Learning
Pathway Tags

Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Mechanic, Baker, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boat Builder, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Clothing Designer, Clothing Marker/Cutter, Clothing Pattern Maker, Computer Systems Technician, Crane Operator, Dairy Products Maker, Database/Systems Administrator, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrician, Electronics Engineer, Electronics Trades Worker, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Fabrication Engineer, Food and Beverage Factory Worker, Food Technologist, Fork-Lift Operator, Furniture Finisher, Game Developer, Glass Processor, Graphic Pre-Press Worker, Importer/Exporter, Industrial Designe, Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker

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