Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In the context of meeting the needs of individuals and society this subject is aimed at extending students' experiences with and knowledge of technologies, design, materials and systems. Participants prepare to teach (i) the Design Creativity and Technology Domain of VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards); and (ii) Design and Technology, Food Technology and Systems Engineering VCE Study Designs. The subject includes the development and deeper understandings of the principles of OH&S and the critical importance of creating a safe Technology classroom environment. Students cover the development of design skills, knowledge and understanding of good design, and the design process whilst nurturing creativity and innovation through designing and making.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4TMS

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDesign awareness in schools available on line at accessed Feb 23rd 2011,RecommendedVictorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) (2006)VCAA MELBOURNE
ReadingsDesign thinking,RecommendedCross, N. (2011)BERG
ReadingsHow designers think:the design process demystified,RecommendedLawson, B. (2006)4TH EDN, ELSEVIER/ARCHITECTURAL
ReadingsNelson Product Design and Technology: VCE Units 1 to 4,RecommendedLivett, J. and O'Leary, J. (2007)3RD EDN, CENGAGE
ReadingsProduct Design and Technology: study design,RecommendedVictorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (VCAA) (2011)VCAA MELBOURNE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Four 7.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
One major Design project, and portfolio presentation - equivalent to a 4500-word essay60
Online Portfolio of Design Briefs - equivalent to a 1250-word essay25
one Design and Technology portfolio and Poster presentation - equivalent to a 1000-word essay15