Engineering Pathways

Stage 1 E.P. English A & B

Students undertake studies in English that have a key focus on both the workplace and individual student interests. Students will create two texts and respond to two texts. Tasks undertaken within Engineering Pathways have been designed to provide students with opportunities to develop their writing and communication skills, whilst taking into account individual interests. Learning from these subjects will help to prepare students for the workplace.

Stage 1 E.P. Mathematics A & B

Students will practice measurement, calculation and reasoning skills as they explore the mathematical knowledge required for industry. Percentages, statistics and graphing will be taught using technology, while spatial reasoning, planning and modelling will be taught using practical methods.

Stage 1 E.P. Metal

Students will complete a range of skills in the areas of sheet metal, various welding processes and techniques and basic fitting and machining. They will be instructed in the safe and correct use of a range of manufacturing technologies which includes hand tools, portable power tools, fixed machines, equipment and systems. Students will need to produce folios documenting the design process and planning of routine practical tasks.

Stage 1 E.P. Physics A & B

Physics A: Students will cover the topics of scientific skills, motion, newton’s laws and energy with an industry focus. Students will develop their knowledge of the principles and concepts of physics, and the ability to use that knowledge to formulate questions and hypotheses. Many practical opportunities will arise within this course and the topics lead on to Stage 1 Engineering Pathways Physics B.

Physics B: Students will cover the topics of simple machines, electrostatics, electric current and circuits with an industry focus. Students will develop their knowledge of the principles and concepts of physics, particularly electronics, and the ability to use that knowledge to formulate questions and hypotheses. Many practical opportunities will arise within this course including the art of soldering.

Stage 1 E.P. Workplace Practices

Students will complete a folio of tasks based on the topics of career development, contribution of unpaid work to society, future trends in the world of work, employee and employer rights and responsibilities and other negotiated topics. Students will also complete work placements in businesses in line with their particular VET pathway (if being completed) or chosen career interest. There will be an emphasis on Work Health and Safety throughout the course and students will be expected to reflect on their learning both in the workplace and from their experiences in the subject.

Cert II Engineering

The Engineering Pathways Program is designed for students interested in trades in the metal fabrication industry, particularly those of boilermaker and mechanical fitter. As part of the program, students commence competencies from the Certificate II in Engineering while at school in Year 11 and have the opportunity to complete this credential the following year at TAFE.

Entry into the course is by written application and an engineering aptitude test completed by students who have met the requirements of the PLP, Year 10 Mathematics and Year 10 English. Successful applicants will complete their full year of English, Mathematics (including some trade maths) Physics, Workplace Practices, technology trade-training and one choice subject. There are three weeks of work placement scheduled with the opportunity to complete more. Students will also undertake short courses including First Aid, White Card and Basic Fire-Fighting.