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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 | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

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

  • listening to and respecting the perspectives of others
  • participating in inquiry-based activities that foster problem-solving and practical application 
  • sharing ideas about problems, progress, and innovative solutions
  • working collaboratively (face-to-face or online) to develop imaginative, innovative, and enterprising outcomes 
  • having opportunities to interact with people in different contexts, and be involved in
  • planning and working in productive, creative, collaborative, and independent ways
  • making decisions and taking initiative in designing products or solutions 
  • acquiring practical skills, knowledge, and understanding related to the design, development, and realisation of a product or system
  • understanding how design affects individuals, groups, and/or society
  • developing entrepreneurial skills 
  • planning effectively and managing time.