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​People in all cultures and contexts are affected by the pervasiveness, impact and opportunities of technological change and development. Technology education plays a vital role in preparing students to appropriately respond to technical advances and to shape technological futures. It provides the means to extend human capabilities to solve problems and to improve the human condition.

Design Technology at Ferny Grove SHS is a broad field of study that draws from a range of disciplines and community activities including engineering, manufacturing and hospitality. Technology is used to design products, processes and services to meet human needs and wants, capitalise on opportunities and extend human capabilities. Technological products, processes and services have impacts and consequences on individuals, local and global communities, and environments.

The purpose of technology education in schools is to enable students to use technology successfully, responsibly and creatively. By working technologically, students develop knowledge and understanding and ways of working to expand their capabilities as confident, critical and creative designers and users of technology.

At Ferny Grove SHS students can engage with the following Design Technology subjects:  

​Year 7 ​Design Technology
​Year 8


​Health and Nutrition

Year 9​


Industrial Technology & Design Textiles Technology

Food Design & Technology Studies

Year 10​


Industrial Technology – Manufacturing

Industrial Technology Studies Textiles, Food Design Studies

Food & Family Studies ​

Years 11 & 12​


Technology Studies*

Manufacturing – Engineering^

Manufacturing – Furnishing^ Home Economics*


Early Childhood Practices^ ​

* These subjects are Authority subjects and count toward a student’s OP

^ These subjects are Authority Registered subjects and contribute to a student’s QCE






 Mr Corey Gieskens​ ​

Head of Department

Ph 3550 5757