EPI203 Metal Technology: Workshop and Design (8)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to develop introductory workshop knowledge and skills and safety procedures in the use of metal as a material for the secondary school context. An emphasis on design as it relates to Industrial Technology metal projects is also an important part of the subject.

Students will consider how these skills and concepts relate to technology teaching in the secondary school. They will engage in school metal workshop projects and receive advice and demonstration of teachers' practice including issues related to Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the TAS teaching environment. They will report on these aspects of teaching to develop an applied understanding of safety, pedagogy and design, to ensure a safe technology classroom environment and consider how this supports their development as effective technology teachers. They will build on these understandings through assessment items that link theory and practice in this technology area.


* 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: EPI203. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to competently use hand tools and power tools in a metal based workshop;
  • be able to develop and put into practice WHS procedures in a metal workshop;
  • be able to discuss workshop practice in relation to school workshop safety;
  • be able to apply metal technology skills content to educational goals with an emphasis on a design; and
  • be able to discuss their development as effective and safe technology teachers.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Workplace communication and safety
  • Metal as a material and metal techniques
  • Hand skills and operating equipment
  • Reading, interpreting and creating plans and specifications
  • Classroom teaching, metal technologies, management and safety
  • Design in Industrial Technology metal projects

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPI203 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Metal projects
Industrial technology metal project

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school is designed to enable students to develop and demonstrate their ability to safely use a range of metal 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.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.