Year 12 Subjects – Material Solutions

Level: Year 12
Subject Name: SACE Stage 2 Material Solutions
Prerequisites: nil
Assumed knowledge: 11 Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions or Material Solutions

Course Summary

In Design, Technology and Engineering students use the design and solution realisation process to engineer solutions for the development of products or systems.

This subject aims for students to utilise various material handling and manufacturing skills to design solutions to meet industry requirements or create a product that meets a need or solves a problem. Students also develop Project Management skills through Design and Realisation processes. Students will undertake specialised skills tasks before completing a project combining the various skills acquired.

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Course Content:

  • Practical skill development tasks
  • Identification of a need or problem
  • Investigation of existing similar ideas toward possible solution(s)
  • Sketches and Computer Aided Design of a proposed solution
  • Physical production of the solution using various materials and techniques
  • Evaluation of the completed solution


  • Specialised Skill Tasks
  • Major Project
  • Design Folio
  • Resource Study

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)
  • Musical Instrument Making and Repair