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Design, Technology and Engineering Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in 2024. Accredited in November 2018 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2020. 

Stage 2 | 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 building the confidence to be involved in problem-solving 
  • 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.