EPI105 Technology Design Contexts (8)

This subject enables students to engage with six technology context areas in order for them to be accredited to teach design and technology in secondary schools. Students will experience and learn to select and safely use materials and tools in the contexts of timber, food, mixed materials, textiles, electronics, and graphics technologies. Consideration of and reflection upon practical experiences is designed to consolidate and extend learning. Knowledge and skills gained in this subject will also be extended in design and discipline specific studies, as well as professional placements.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPI105. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have been granted transfer credit (TCR) for EMT11C Design and Technology 8pts TCR

Subject Relationships

EMT11C EPI105 replaces cross-institutional study for EMT11C Design & Technology credit package

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to select and safely use materials and tools in a range of technology contexts;
  • be able to competently complete projects from each of the technologies contexts;
  • be able to develop a design portfolio to document a technology education project;
  • be able to reflect on and discuss the processes and learning experiences with each of the technology contexts;
  • be able to explain the key safety considerations for each of the contexts; and,
  • be able to discuss the relationship between the Technology Mandatory syllabus and the workshop activities.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Technology Mandatory curriculum
  • Nature of technologies projects
  • Material, tool and equipment selection and use
  • Working safely in the laboratory, kitchen and workshop
  • Place of portfolios in technology education
  • Reflection on practice

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school is designed to enable students to further develop and demonstrate their ability to select and safely use a range of materials, tools and/or equipment through the completion of practical projects.

Special Resources

The University does not provide specialised resources; instead we use specialised resources in secondary schools in the form of tools, equipment, kitchens, and workshops. Students are expected to contribute towards the cost of materials for projects they create and keep.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.