The Industrial Technology & Design curriculum provides students with pathways to university, diploma, and trade areas.
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.
The Design Technology faculty provides opportunities for students to develop and apply practical skills and processes when using technologies and resources to create innovative solutions that meet current and future needs. Students are provided opportunities to shape and challenge attitudes to the use and impact of technologies by evaluating how their own solutions and those of others affect users, sustainability, ethics, and personal and social values.
(G) These General subjects and may contribute towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation. Results contribute to a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Includes external examinations.
(A) These subjects are Applied subjects, where no more than one will contribute to an ATAR calculation. Results contribute to a student's QCE.
Students experience a broad range of practical and theoretical experiences throughout their time at Ferny Grove SHS. They participate in a variety of excursions such as the QUT Design campuses at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. Students also utilise a range of cutting-edge technologies such as 3D Printers and Laser Engravers to utilise the skills they learn in Design, to enable them to turn their concepts into real prototypes/products. In our traditional workshops, we have a range of activities and industry standard machines to develop students
Studying subjects in the Design Technology Faculty can prepare students for further study and work in the following range of career paths:
Trade/Vocational: Cabinet Makers, Wood Machinist, Engineering Trades, Construction Trades, Fitting and Turning Machinist, Labourer, etc.
University: Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical), Fashion Designer, Food Service Manager, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Project Management, Surveying, Textile Designer.