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Fashion design: quality control

Test the properties of four fabrics for a fashion design company. Review a lab test summary table. Examine the structure of the table and words used. Match scientific terms to everyday words. Build a graphic interpretation of the text by adding simple icons. Identify two fabrics which meet the agency's needs. Choose conclusions ...

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Exploring occupations

Look at factors important in choosing a career such as daily tasks, working conditions, earnings, personal requirements, related jobs and training needs. Examine the job requirements of a flight attendant. For example, flight attendants do shift work, work in a confined space, interact with a lot of people, must follow ...

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Picking oranges

This is an excerpt from a government-produced documentary about the orange industry made in 1937 by the Cinema Branch of the Department of Commerce. It shows a group of Australian orange pickers demonstrating the care needed in picking and packing the fruit - a point that is emphasised in the soundtrack.

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Testing milk on a dairy farm

This is a photograph taken in 1949 of a woman testing milk on a farm. Seated outside a corrugated iron shed, she is using a pair of callipers to measure the amount of liquid in a container. On the wooden bench beside her is a portable machine in which she can separate the milk in order to measure the butterfat content.

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Birth of a Car, c1948: 'An Australian car is born'

This black-and-white clip shows a Holden FX, the first mass-produced Australian-made car, being assembled on a production line at the Holden plant at Fishermens Bend in Victoria in 1948. It shows the sedan body being fitted with the front and rear axles and components such as the six-cylinder motor, before the car goes ...