This course includes a broad range of metalbased processes that involve the use of workshop tools and equipment to research, plan, create and develop metal-based products. Students use a range of hand tools and workshop equipment including drilling machines, metal turning lathes, metal folding machines and welding processes to manufacture a product. Students also research the impacts of technology on people, society and the environment.
The practical aspects of the course are underpinned with theoretical knowledge about metal working processes and materials including various steel, stainless steel and plastic materials sections, such as plate, flat and round bar stock. There is a strong emphasis on industrial and workshop safety and a focus on employability skills.