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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 | Literacy


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

  • using a range of sketches, or graphical, digital, or computer-generated images to communicate product or system design ideas to suit particular contexts and audiences
  • understanding and using language and terminology specific to design and technology in written or oral forms to communicate ideas about solutions design
  • understanding and applying specific instructions in relation to systems, processes, and safe operating procedures
  • interpreting technical information
  • using a variety of communication formats, including digital technologies, to demonstrate understanding and analysis 
  • using language for different purposes including to interpret, discuss, and explain concepts, issues, problems, and solutions 
  • reading and interpreting online documentation and acknowledging resources appropriately.