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Year 9 and 10 Trade Engineering (Metal)

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​​​​Students studying Trade Engineering will consider ways that tools, machines, processes and technology are used to manufacture metal products.​

Subject descriptio​​​n

Trade Engineering focuses on the introductory skills and knowledge used by industry. Predominantly a practical subject, students will work with a range of metal materials and products to design and manufacture a series of projects that meet specific design briefs and specifications. Students will: 

  • Identify and apply properties of materials to a range of different situations 
  • Learn how to safety operate a broad range of tools and machinery 
  • Understand how to interoperate working drawings / plans to manufacture products to specific specification 
  • Develop critical thinking skills through practical problem solving 

Trade Engineering is an 80% practical and a 20% the​oretical subject that leads to vocational pathways offered in senior. 

Out of class requirements​​​

Theoretical homework.

What’s important for this subject

Confident and safe use of tools and machines, interest in manufacturing.

Course Outline and Assessment​

​Year 9
Year 10​​
​Unit 1: Metal Fabrication – Sheet Metal Carryall and Drill Gauge
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Tools and Processes
  • Drill Gauge Introduction to Metal Manufacturing Machinery
  • Interoperating Working Drawings ​
​Unit 1: Sheet Metal Fabrication – Folding Drill Box
  • Introduction to Metal Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Senior Machinery Workplace Health and Safety
  • Interoperating Working Drawings
  • Industry standards and WH&S ​
​​​Unit 2: Mixed Material Airplane Paper
  • Weight Interoperating Working Drawings 
  • Introduction to mixed material projects ​
​Unit 2: Fitting and Turning - Knurled aluminium scriber sleeve
  • In​troduction to Specialised Metal Machinery and Power Tools
Unit 3: Junior Hack Saw
  • Interoperating W​orking Drawings
  • Manufacturing Jigs
  • Introduction to Specialised Metal Machinery and Power Tools ​

​​​Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites ​
​This subject can lead into senior Engineering Skills, Furnishing Skills or Building and Construction Skills (Applied).

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Last reviewed 19 May 2021
Last updated 19 May 2021