EPI307 Timber Technology: Workshop & Pedagogy (8)

This subject builds on skills developed in EPI104 in particular, and provides students with the opportunity to develop more advanced workshop knowledge, skills and safety procedures. These relate to more complex equipment, techniques and processes used with timber in the secondary school context, particularly those in Stage 6. An emphasis on pedagogical approaches and workshop teaching strategies appropriate to Industrial Technology Timber, with a focus on assessment for learning, is also an important part of the subject.

Students will engage in school timber workshop projects and receive advice and demonstration of teachers' practice including issues related to Work Health and Safety (WHS) and classroom management. They will discuss and demonstrate an applied understanding of syllabus specified requisite knowledge and skills for Stage 6/Year 11-12 Industrial Technology, and how these may be taught in the classroom and/or workshop.

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

Session 2 (60)
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPI307. 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

Replaces the DES10654 cross-institutional study - a component of the EPI14C Timber/Metal Production credit package. Students who have been granted the EPI14C TCR cannot complete this subject.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to competently use power tools and equipment in a timber based workshop;
  • be able to explain and demonstrate Senior Industrial Technology Timber techniques and processes;
  • be able to discuss, develop and put into practice WHS procedures in a timber workshop;
  • be able to discuss teaching timber technology knowledge and skills; and
  • be able to plan teaching of timber technology knowledge and skills using a range of appropriate strategies, including assessment for learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Timber industries
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Workplace safety
  • Advanced timber techniques and processes
  • Timber technology knowledge and skills
  • Design, communication, and teaching
  • Workshop and classroom pedagogies
  • Assessment for learning
  • Planning for Industrial Technology teaching

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school is designed to enable students to further develop and demonstrate their ability to safely use a range of timber working tools and 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 and workshops. Students are expected to contribute towards consumables 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.