The Technologies learning area focuses on the application of knowledge, skills, technology and resources to satisfy needs and wants and to extend capabilities and realise opportunities.


Students develop dexterity and coordination through experiential activities and application of technologies, including digital technologies. Technologies motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work.


Technologies provide students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies help students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.


Working to the requirements of The Western Australian Curriculum, Technologies, at Willetton Senior High School, comprises two distinct but related subjects:

Design and Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that both individually and collaboratively, students:

  • produce designed solutions suitable for a variety of Technologies contexts by selecting and manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment creatively, competently and safely as well as managing processes
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of people in design and technologies occupations and how they contribute to society


Digital Technologies aim to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:

  • use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction, data collection, representation and interpretation, specification, algorithms and implementation to create digital solutions
  • confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively transform data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
  • apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and understand the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments

Subject Offerings

Comprises the two areas previously known as Design and Technology and Home Economics. Students can engage in Design and Technologies by electing to study in the following courses:

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11 and 12
Building and ConstructionBuilding and ConstructionBuilding and Construction (General)
Caring For Children
CAD: Introduction to 3D ModellingCAD: Intermediate 3D ModellingCAD: Advanced 3D ModellingDimensional DesignDesign: Dimensional (General)
Creative Designer: FundamentalsCreative Designer: AdvancedCreative Designers 3D
Digital GraphicsDigital GraphicsGraphic DesignCert II in Visual Arts: Design
Engineering StudiesEngineering Studies (ATAR)
Food AwarenessFood For MeCafé FoodsFabulous FoodFood Science and Technology (ATAR or General) and/or Cert II in Hospitality
Food Trends
Materials Technology: TextilesMaterials Technology: TextilesMaterials Technology: TextilesMaterials Technology: Textiles
Materials Technology: WoodMaterials Technology: WoodMaterials Technology: WoodMaterials Technology: WoodMaterials Design and Technology: Wood (General)
Metals EngineeringMetals EngineeringMetals EngineeringMetals: Intro to Cert II in Engineering