In this course, students will investigate contemporary issues relating to the structural, technical, environmental, sociological and safety aspects of the timber products and the furniture industry. They will be introduced to the elements and principles of the design, management and manufacturing of timber products by planning and drawing a major piece of design work that they will construct in timber materials. They will also explore the principles and practices of teaching and learning in Industrial Technology and the role effective pedagogy has on student learning and success in the school setting.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC3506. Students who have successfully completed EDUC3506 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC3516.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Design and manufacture complex timber projects using contemporary technologies and processes, tools and machinery.
2. Apply Workplace, Heath and Safety regulations to a range of school-based, consumer, commercial and industrial contexts.
3. Evaluate the impact of the timber products and furniture industry on the economy, society and the environment.
4. Apply an understanding of the Industrial Technology curriculum to teaching Industrial Technology in schools.
- Contemporary processes, emerging technologies, tools and machinery used in the timber products and furniture industry.
- The properties and uses of natural and manufactured resources in a range of consumer, commercial and industrial contexts.
- The impact and influence of the timber products and furniture industry on the economy, society and the environment.
- Safety regulations; designing, drawing and computer applications; and project management in the timber products and furniture industry.
- Contemporary teaching strategies for developing student understanding and ability in Industrial Technology in schools.
For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:
- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or
- 80 units of UON courses or
- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.
Student must be active in one of the Programs:
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Honours) 
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies) 
Written Assignment: Written Task (10%)
Project: Stage 4 Project (30%)
Project: Stage 5 Project (30%)
Project: Stage 6 Project (30%)
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Most practical work must be completed in class.
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.