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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 | Contexts | Material solutions

Material Solutions

This context involves the use of a diverse range of manufacturing technologies such as tools, machines, and/or systems to create a product using appropriate materials. Students produce outcomes that demonstrate the knowledge and skills associated with using systems, processes, and materials such as metals, plastics, wood, composites, ceramics, textiles, and foods. 

Examples of contexts for material solutions include:

  • clothing and textiles
  • composite materials
  • food
  • jewellery manufacturing
  • metal
  • polymers
  • timber.