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Secondary - Design and Technology Postgraduate Specialisation


Designed for teachers who wish to up-skill in Design and Technology Education. The coursework provides theoretical and practical knowledge needed to create engaging teaching and learning units for secondary students in Years 7-10.

Engaging in this coursework, teachers will gain the knowledge and skills in Design and Technology and develop their ability to provide engaging and authentic practice in the workshop educational setting.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
TEF6600Technology Education Foundations15
DTM6501Visual Communication and Design15
DTM6502Materials Design and Technology (Metal)15
DTM6503Materials Design and Technology (Wood)15

For more detailed unit information for this Postgraduate Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Important notes

  • DTM6501, DTM6502 and DTM6503 will be offered intensively over a two-week period during the West Australian school holidays in order for current teachers to attend classes. TEF6600 is only available in Semester 1.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse complex problems to generate creative solutions within Technology Secondary Education.
  2. Critically analyse professional approaches, knowledge and skills within a diverse range of educative contexts.
  3. Manage own learning within a collaborative learning environment.
  4. Transmit specialised knowledge, skills and ideas to audiences engaged in Technology Secondary Education.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to teach Design and Technology in a Secondary school setting to Years 7-10.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Head of Learning Area (HOLA)

This Postgraduate Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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