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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

In this subject students extend and apply their ethical understanding capability by, for example:

  • evaluating the reliability of information for accurate decision-making
  • understanding the ethical implications of environmental responsibility and sustainability through considered selection and use of materials, processes, and production techniques
  • recognising the importance of responsible participation in social, economic, environmental, scientific, and/or ethical decision-making
  • applying an understanding of personal and group safety in a work environment
  • reviewing the impact of technological practices, products, or systems on individuals, society, and sustainability.