Design and technologies

In an increasingly technological and complex world, it is important students develop knowledge and confidence to critically analyse and respond creatively to design challenges.

In the design and technologies curriculum, students create quality designed solutions across a range of technologies contexts. Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of technological change and how the choice and use of technologies may contribute to a sustainable future.

Students also take into account the ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors that inform the design processes.

Learning and teaching support


Design and Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that students:

  • become critical users of technologies, and designers and producers of designed solutions
  • 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
  • learn how to transfer the knowledge and skills from design and technologies to new situations
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of people in design and technologies occupations, and how they contribute to society.

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