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Design and technologies / Year 9 and 10 / Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop project plans using digital technologies to plan and manage projects individually and collaboratively taking into consideration time, cost, risk and production processes (ACTDEP052)

Elaborations
  • producing, explaining and interpreting drawings; and planning production timelines using digital technologies
  • creating production flowcharts using digital technologies to ensure efficient, safe and sustainable sequences
  • establishing materials and equipment needs using digital technologies such as spreadsheets
  • collaborating to develop production plans for equitable distribution of work
  • investigating manufacturing processes to identify strategies to enhance production
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Manufacturing processes,  Planning,  Risk management,  Operations management

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How to grow a pair of jeans

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Post-harvest grain losses in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a three-and-a-half-minute video promoting the case for investment in reducing the huge amount of grain lost to post-harvest pests and decay in Sub-Saharan Africa. It begins by highlighting the extent of grain losses, pointing out that they equal 20 per cent of all grain harvested, would have been worth about US$4 ...

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Kurdish kilim, 1993-94

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Female process employees in hosiery factory, Brunswick, 1970

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