Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Materials Technology is a Unit Standards course with units being chosen from industry related courses.  Each year builds on the experiences gained from the previous year, so that students increase both their personal skills and acquire the ability to plan and take charge of projects. If Materials Technology was not taken as an option at year 10 then it would be extremely difficult to cope with the course at year 11.

The programme at Level 1 leads to the BCATS entry level certificate and at Level II the advanced. These certificates could assist in gaining entry to higher level courses or finding a job in a trade.

We aim to equip the students with the skills to do well, perseverance, tenacity, concentration and skill. The projects attempted may change but all must be completed as per the specifications just like in the real world! Later in the year there may be time for personal projects but even then there is an expectation that a plan and or specification is adhered to.

Each year’s course has a fee for consumables used and costs for project materials. This information on approximate costs is available on request.

 Teachers – Mr Scott

Level 1 At the discretion of the HOD, should have taken at Year 10 level.

Level 2  Must have obtained 15 credits in Year 11 Materials Technology, or at the discretion of the H.O.D.

Level 3  At the discretion of the H.O.D. but  should have taken Year 12 level or Materials Technology at Year 11.

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

24352 Level 1  |  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices  |  2  |  Internal

24355 Level 1  |  Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials used  |  4  |  Internal

24356 Level 1  |  Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes for BCATS projects  |  8  |  Internal

25919 Level 1  |  Use hardware and fastenings for BCATS projects  |  2  |  Internal

25920  Level 1  |  Use joints for BCATS project  |  3  |  Internal

With literacy and numeracy credits gain BCATS Entry Certificate

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

12932 Level 2  |  Construct Timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS project  |  8  |  Internal

24354 Level 2  |  Demonstrate knowledge of and applying safe working practise in a BCATS workplace  |  4  |  Internal

24357 Level 2  |  Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects  |  4  |  Internal

12927 Level 2  |  Identify select and maintain and use handtools for BCATS projects  |  6  |  Internal

12932 Level 2  |  Construct timber Garden furniture  |  8  |  Internal

With Literacy Credits gain BCATS Advanced Certificate

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

29677 Level 3  |  Follow safe workplace practices and contribute to a health and safety culture in a BCATS environment  |  2  |  Internal

29681 Level 3  |  Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project  |  3  |  Internal

29678 Level 3  |  Demonstrate knowledge of, select and use materials for a Stage 3 BCATS project  |  4  |  Internal

29682 Level 3  |  Select, use and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a stage 3 BCATS project  |  4  |  Internal

29679 Level 3  |  Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project  |  8  |  Internal