Workshop Summary:

The aim of this course is to provide you with the foundational skills required to teach a Middle Year Timberwork 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 Timberwork 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 Timberwork students.     

There are a number of resources provided for you to view and download. Please download the Timber Residential School Workbook and bring it 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 woodwork in context of school-based learning
2. Completion of typical projects made by students years 7 to 10 with demonstrations
3. Appropriate teaching and assessment techniques
4. Practical classroom management strategies
5. Hand skills and use of hand tools
6. Reading plans, writing work procedures
7. Workshop planning and maintenance
8. 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)

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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You will be provided with a booklet containing:
  • Drawings of proposed jobs, together with related theory that could be completed prior to the start of the course
  • An example of the job plan which will include objectives, a drawing of the artefact together with a detailed procedure list. This will assist with the successful completion of the assessment tasks.

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 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 timber.

Fee:  $600

Duration:  24 hours

Dates:  Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th September 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:  Limited to 4 students.

Relevant For:  All teachers interested in timber technologies.

Study Modes:  Online and Residential School attendance

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