Our dynamic curriculum within the Industrial Technology & Design Faculty (INTAD) provides students with a wide range of pathways. Students actively engage with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies to develop innovative solutions to solve problems and create products by employing practical skills and technological processes. Boundaries are redefined by the ever-changing nature of technology and its impact on the design, manufacturing and construction industries. As emerging technologies such as 3D printing gain traction, students are provided with the latest technological devices and equipment to keep them interacting and innovating in an ever-changing world of design, manufacture and construction. Our innovative program encourages students to participate in external competitions such as the Australian ISSDC team to compete on the world stage at NASA, Kennedy Space Centre America. This is just an example of the many unique opportunities we provide for students here at Corinda.
Subjects delivered in year 7 to year 9 are semester based courses. These subjects introduce students to new and practical procedures such as joint construction, design, different material types and uses, and safe use of hand tools and basic machinery. High importance is placed on safety in the workshop and measuring skills. STEM initiatives have been integrated within the learning outcomes. Subjects offered include:
- Graphics (Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9)
- Industrial Technology and Design (Year 7 and Year 8)
- Junior Construction Studies (Year 9)
- Junior Engineering Studies (Year 9).
An overview of the curriculum, including topics and suggested assessment tasks, is available in the Junior Secondary Handbook.
Subjects delivered in senior school build on the prior knowledge and skills learned in junior school. We introduce students to skills and options necessary in becoming a lifelong learner in the world of work and career options. In year 10, students can choose to study the following subjects:
- Engineering Design and Technology (Year 10 Invitational Program)
- Introduction to Engineering
- Introduction to Furnishing.
An overview of the curriculum, including topics and suggested assessment tasks, is available in the Year 10 Curriculum Handbook 2019.pdf. In Year 11 and Year 12 students can select from a wide range of Authority (OP) subjects and VET subjects including:
- Engineering Technology
- Furniture Studies
- Industrial Graphics
- Certificate I in Construction (VET)
- Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (VET)
- Certificate II in Electro technology (VET)
- Certificate II in Automotive Preparation (VET).
Details of the prerequisites, topics and likely assessment can be found in the Senior Subject Selection Handbook.pdf.