Learners undertaking Workshop Techniques – Introduction will produce practical products in selected medium(s) using appropriate techniques, tools and processes.
Products may include, but are not limited to:
- garments and accessories
- implements (e.g. letter openers, cutlery)
- simple furniture
- motor vehicle body part repairs
- small engines and motors
- boxes, containers and organisers
- functional items (e.g. walking sticks, trays, clocks, tools, bags)
- soft furnishings.
Within this course, the range of techniques used is generally quite limited in nature and may include, but is not limited to:
- planning and sequencing
- material preparation
- bending and forming
- cutting and shaping
- combining materials
- construction of jigs
- application of fasteners and fittings
- plan, pattern and drawing interpretation
- joining and fixing.
Tools and equipment may include, but are not limited to:
- cutting tools
- joining tools
- hammering tools
- spanners, screwdrivers and jacks
- surface finishing tools
- other tools (e.g. measuring, marking and checking)
- protective clothing
- preparing materials
- shaping and forming tools.
Materials may include, as appropriate for the product:
- wood and wood products
- synthetic materials
- metals/metal parts
- motor lubricants, filters and parts
- required for finishing (e.g. abrasive papers, stains, lacquers and paints)
- glass and ceramic materials
- plastics in their various forms
- fasteners and fittings
- composite materials.
Workspace routines and procedures will include, but are not limited to:
- process-specific procedures
- use of materials
- reporting hazards and stock issues
- reporting maintenance issues
- waste management
- workspace etiquette with regard to other users.
Organisation and maintenance of the workspace relates to:
- dust/fume extraction facilities
- process-specific requirements
- setting out/up of required tools
Testing techniques may include, but are not limited to:
- exploring techniques by making practice pieces
- making samples applying nominated techniques
- experimenting directly with work in progress
- graphical testing.
Workspace communication will include, but is not limited to:
- reading and interpreting plans, patterns and specification
- basic pencil sketching/drawing
- drawing directly onto the medium
- correct use of terminology
- appropriate use of verbal language.
Safety will include, but is not limited to:
- following correct procedures for use of tools and equipment
- appropriate use of personal protective devices
- cleaning and storage of personal protective devices
- reporting and identification of hazards.
Production Technology attributes include, but are not limited to:
- consideration of others
- follow routines
- respect equipment and facilities.
Learners will complete:
- at least one major product (which includes a range of processes)
- at least one minor product.
The major product/s will be a fully finished/resolved item.
The minor product/s may be sample or practice pieces.
The products will be made following a given plan or design constraints (i.e. task specifications or brief).
Repair a small motor or mechanical system following a specified procedure for dismantling and re-assembling.
Servicing of two or more small motors or mechanical systems.
The product will involve measurement, cutting/moulding, shaping and finishing of at least two different materials
Example: Sample or practice piece of a technique or process to be used in the major product.
Examples: use of leadlight or Tiffany techniques to produce a two or three dimensional decorative item such as a small box or figure.
Example: mosaic within a defined size.
Example: following a given plan to produce an item that will including at least 4 of the following processes: marking out; cutting; drilling; welding; fitting; lathe work; & milling or fabrication.
Examples: Sample or practice piece of a technique or process to be used in the major product.
MOTOR VEHICLE BODYWORKS
Learners will complete panel beating repairs to a metal body panel/s. This will be from bumping out through to filling and painting.
One or more bodyworks processes (e.g. bumping out and/or filling and/or painting) to a metal body panel.
Examples: following a given plan to produce an item that will include at least 4 of the following processes: marking out; cutting, mould preparation; laying up; and finishing.
Examples: salt and pepper shakers, CD or DVD holder, jewellery and accessories, bowls, minor car component, simple model or ornament/artefact.
Examples: producing simple garments using a commercial pattern which includes at least 2 of the following construction techniques: zip; button closure; set in sleeve; collar; hemming; facings; seam neatening; lining; or overlay fabrics.
Textile artefacts or accessories featuring at least two different methods of embellishment or fabric manipulation.
Examples: cushion, bag or boxer shorts. Samples and practice pieces.
Example: following a given plan to produce an item that will include at least 4 of the following processes: marking out; cutting two different joint types; surface preparation; and finishing.
Examples: box, ottoman, CD rack, DVD holder, simple storage systems, clock or mirror from a given plan. Samples and practice pieces for the major product.
Course providers will set task specifications/briefs that describe and specify the work (products) learners will undertake for assessment purposes. These may be developed by the provider (alone), in consultation with the learner (negotiated), or prepared by a third party (e.g. small business, school-based ‘client’). The task specifications are the ‘specified requirements’ noted in the Standards section of this course document.