Workshop Summary:

The aim of this course is to provide you with the foundational skills required to teach a Middle Year Metalwork class that have yet to develop the skill level that a Senior class possess.  This course provides an introduction into projects and procedures used by Industrial Technology & Design (ITD) Teachers in the teaching students of the Middle Years 7-10.

During the 3 days you will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of processes & procedures. You will be introduced to the different hand tools and equipment used in a Metalwork classroom. You will be required to complete 5 school projects which are aligned to certain year levels. You will be provided with suggested techniques and practical skills that are helpful in the teaching of Metalwork students.  

There are a number of resources provided for you to view and download. Please download the Metal Technology Residential Workbook and bring with you to the Workshop.

There are two locations for the 3-Day Workshop for you to choose to attend. Please email your preference.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Theory of metalwork in context of school-based learning
2. Completion of typical projects made by students years 7 to 10 with demonstrations of appropriate teaching and assessment techniques
3. Practical classroom management strategies
4. Hand skills and use of hand tools
5. Reading plans, writing work procedures
6. Workshop planning and maintenance
7. Workplace Health and Safety.

You will receive important teaching, classroom management and administration tips from practising teachers and you will also receive a copy of some usable resources.

Resources provided for participants:  All consumables (i.e. materials necessary to undertake workshop activities)


  • Practical course work (prior to and including during the residential school)
  • Practical Test
  • Design Assessment
Required Text:
Workshop technologies for schools: A combined study 1 (2012)
Authors: Baker, S & Schlyder, D
PCS Publications
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

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Please note, teachers undertaking this course as PD wishing to gain a statement of attainment must complete the associated assessment tasks and attend the residential school. However, teachers undertaking this course as PD wishing to gain a statement of attendance only need attend the residential school. 

Please notify the course coordinator Brad Connolly if you wish to have access to the assessment and gain a statement of attainment.

This 3-day residential school includes: Knowledge of this and other fabricated materials and their use in production processes will be gained through working with industrial machinery, digital and hand tool technologies. Students will design, develop, adapt and evaluate projects utilising critical aspects of knowledge about and develop the hands-on skills of working with metal and other fabricated materials.

Fee:  $600

Duration:  24 hours

Dates:  Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th April 2018.

All workshop sessions are conducted from 8 am to 5 pm unless otherwise stated.


Glenmore State High School (E Block), Rockhampton

Cnr Bruce Highway and Farm St, Norman Gardens Qld 4701


Kelvin Grove State College, Brisbane

L'Estrange Terrace
Kelvin Grove Rd, 4059

There are two locations for the 3-Day Workshop for you to choose to attend. Please email your preference.

Dress:  Students will be required to wear steel capped safety boots, long sleeve shirts and long pants.

Intakes:  TBA. Dependent on enrolment numbers.

Relevant For:  All teachers interested in metal technologies.

Study Modes:  Online and Residential School attendance

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