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Design and Technology Education Major


Prepares students to take on the challenges of teaching a range of Design and Technology subjects across Years 7 to 12.

Provides a strong theoretical foundation for the study and practice of design and technology across a variety of media and technologies. The focus of the study will be on the design process, including the practical manipulation of materials and systems designs within the context of contemporary technologies.




Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to create positive learning environments in design and technology.
  2. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats.
  3. Critically reflect using accredited standards, mentor feedback and the ECA Code of Ethics to demonstrate responsibility and accountability and plan for continued collaborative and autonomous professional learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of design and the Australian Curriculum and teaching strategies for design and technology education.
  5. Demonstrate leadership, exercise professional judgement and collaborate to plan, problem solve and make decisions in design and technology.
  6. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to plan and implement learning programs for a range of students with diverse abilities and needs, and assess the outcomes, using design and technology based teaching strategies.
  7. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of teaching strategies to plan for the content of design and technology teaching.


Students are required to complete 10 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DTM1104Materials Design and Technology 115
DTM1105Materials Design and Technology 215
DTM2104Materials Design and Technology 315
DTM2105Materials Design and Technology 415
DTC3101Visual Communication and Design 215
DTM2201Materials Technology 415
DTC2101Visual Communication and Design 115
DTS3101Systems Design 115
DTS3102Systems Design 215
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DTE2110Design and Technology Education 115
DTE3110Design and Technology Education 215

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in both government and non-government secondary schools teaching Design and Technology.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Design and Technology Teacher

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