Year 10 Subjects – Materials

Level: Year 10
Prerequisites: nil
Assumed knowledge: 8 Design & Technology or 9 Materials

Course Summary

This subject aims to develop students’ practical skills in producing standardised joinery systems and increasingly complex machine-based processes to safely produce a small table based on their CAD design.

Students who have completed the course could continue undertaking the following pathways within the SACE framework at Emmaus:

  • Stage 1 Material Solutions
  • Stage 1 Industrial & Entrepreneurial Solutions
  • Stage 1 Communication Solutions (CAD)

For more information, about these new pathways, please visit:

Course Content

  • Computer Aided Design & Engineering Drawing
  • Small Timber Table


  • Specialised Skill Tasks
  • Major Project (Design Process and Evaluation)

Possible Future Pathways:

Potential TAFE courses:

  • Certificate III in Furniture Making
  • Certificate II, III in Furniture Finishing
  • Certificate II Program in Construction Pathways (Carpentry and Joinery)

Apprenticeships and Traineeships:

  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Certificate III in Flooring Technology
  • Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
  • Furniture Design for Manufacture Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction - (Building), (Estimating), (Site management)
  • Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
  • Diploma of Building and Construction - (Building), (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Diploma of Building Design
  • Bachelor of construction Management
  • Associate Degree in Design (Furniture Design)