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A Guide to Industrial Technology (1 Viewer)


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A Guide to Industrial Technology

What resources are available?
The syllabus can be found here.
Past HSC papers can be found here.
Other resources can be found in the resources section which can be found here.

How is the course structured?
Industrial Technology provides students with a choice of eight different focus area industries, through which they can study the course. Students choose to study ONE of EIGHT focus areas. The same area is to be studied in both the Preliminary and HSC courses.

Most schools will have different classes for different focus areas and class them as different subjects, however all the focus areas are part of the course Industrial Technology.

The focus areas available are:
  • Automotive Industries
  • Building and Construction Industries
  • Electronics Industries
  • Graphics Industries
  • Metal and Engineering Industries
  • Multimedia Industries
  • Plastics Industries
  • Timber Products and Furniture Industries

Both the Preliminary and HSC courses are organised around four sections:
A. Industry study
B. Design and management
C. Workplace communication
D. Industry-specific content and production

The course outcomes together with the first three sections above (A, B and C) are
common to each industry focus area.

The Industry-specific content and production (section D) is listed separately for each industry focus area.

Is Industrial Technology a Category B or Category A course?
Starting for the 2010 HSC, Industrial Technology is now recognised by UAC as a Category A course.

How does the assessment work?
As with any other course your final HSC mark comprises of 50% your moderated internal school assessment mark and 50% your external examination.

However in the case of Industrial Technology the external examination mark is made up of 60% your Major Project and 40% you written examination. The major project is marked out of 60, with 40 marks assigned for the Production Component and 20 marks assigned for the Design Management and Communication Components.

The written examination is marked out of 100 and has 60 marks that are based on content that is common between all industries and 40 marks that are specific to each industry.

Each industry will complete a different examination paper, however the questions in Section I of the exam will examine the same outcomes and content and have the same mark distribution.
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