Technology: Materials, Food and Hospitality, Graphics

Technology is where design becomes product. In Technology you learn to find innovative ways to reshape the things we take for granted, including what we eat, how we work and play, and even the environment in which we live.
 
At Ormiston Senior College Technology is divided into three areas: Technology Materials, Food and Hospitality, and Graphics.

Technology Materials
At the heart of the study of Technology Materials is the process of turning an idea into a design and then into a product that is both attractive and useful. Technology Materials involves creating products out of materials such as wood, metal, plastic and fabric. You will learn practical skills involving handheld and machine tools as well as computer based applications. You will be given the opportunity to design and manufacture a range of items, which could include large pieces of furniture or articles of clothing.
 
Your work will be internally assessed and project-based.
 
Where will Technology Materials take you?
Technology Materials leads into further studies at tertiary institutions and can also lead into apprenticeships.
 
The door is then opened to careers as a: plastics engineer, assembler, line mechanic, locksmith, furniture maker, carpenter, panelbeater, builder, plumber, gas fitter, marine engineer, army field engineer, boat builder, fashion designer, dress maker, costume designer. 
 

Food and Hospitality
 
What is Food Technology?
At the heart of the study of Food Technology is a focus on food product development. You will apply technological processes to the investigation of an issue and the development of products to meet the needs of identified clients. Practical skills, product trials and the production of final products form a major component of this course. You will also be required to present a portfolio documenting your process. Both practical product and portfolio contribute to assessment.
 
What is Hospitality?
At the heart of the study of hospitality is the process of planning and creating experiences in the restaurant and service industry. This course provides an introduction to working in a commercial kitchen and hospitality environment and at Ormiston is offered to Year 12 and 13 students. You will complete a series of unit standards which include both theory and practical work. Areas such as hygiene, safety, food and beverage service, cookery methods and practical food preparation are covered in the course.
 
Where will Food Technology and Hospitality take you?
Food and Hospitality lead onto further studies at tertiary institutions and can also lead directly into the industry.
 
The door is then opened to careers as a: dietitian, nutritionist, food engineer, food product developer, food technician, teacher, chef, waiter, maitre d’, flight attendant, baker, butcher, caterer, food and beverage manager, brewer, hotel manager.
 

Graphics
At the heart of the study of Graphics is the process of design and presentation of products. In Graphics you will cover a wide range of skills from freehand sketching to three dimensional computer modelling. While the other technologies are more focused on the creation of products, Graphics concentrates more on the designing and marketing of products. You will be given the opportunity to create your own images as well as learn about manipulating others’ images. You will develop a portfolio that showcases your design work.

Your work will be assessed through a mixture of internal and external standards.
Where will Graphics take you?
Graphics leads onto further study at tertiary institutions.
The door is then opened to careers as a: graphic designer, architectural designer, architect, advertising designer, computer graphic designer, landscape architect, map maker, land surveyor.