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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. This subject replaced Design and Technology.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Evidence of learning

Evidence of learning

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based.

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in Stage 1 Design, Technology, and Engineering:

  • Assessment Type 1: Specialised Skills Task
  • Assessment Type 2: Design Process and Solution.

For a 10-credit subject, students should provide evidence of their learning through three assessments. Each assessment type should have a weighting of at least 20%. Students undertake:

  • two specialised skills tasks 
  • one design process and solution task.

For a 20-credit subject, students should provide evidence of their learning through up to six assessments. Each assessment type should have a weighting of at least 20%. Students undertake:

  • two or more specialised skills tasks
  • one or more design process and solution tasks.