Technologies motivates young people and engages them in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the world of work. Technology is constantly changing and this will enable students to identify, embrace and respond to the challenges of our rapidly changing world.
The Technologies Learning Area provide students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning.
The courses we offer are for students who have a real passion for creativity, inventiveness, “making and doing” and get excited by technology and exploring new ways of doing things.
We have a team of specialist, dedicated teaching staff in our Technologies Learning Area who deliver a diverse range of Courses both in early, middle and senior levels at Bunbury Catholic College. These can be categorised broadly into the following two distinct but related areas:
Design and Technologies
Wood Design Technology
Metal Design Technology
Information & Communications Technology
Materials Design and Technology
Computer Graphics Design
Learning Area pathways for upper school and beyond
The Technologies Learning Area offers students a full range of options when it comes to future study pathway. These include;
- Full academic ATAR Courses for students wanting direct or alternative University pathways. (Design; Accounting & Finance; Computer Science; Material Design & Technology – Wood)
- General Courses for students wanting TAFE and Industry entry plus alternative University entry where relevant courses of study are preferred. (Design; Accounting & Finance; Materials Design & Technology; Building & Construction)
- Portfolio courses, both ATAR and General, allowing students entry to Universities like Curtin and ECU and TAFE based on their portfolio work.
- Certificate II & III courses for students wanting further TAFE or workplace entry.