Studying Technology enables students to develop a broad technological literacy that will equip them to participate in society as informed citizens and give them access to technology-related careers. They learn practical skills as they develop models, products, and systems. They also learn about technology as a field of human activity, experiencing and/or exploring historical and contemporary examples of technology from a variety of contexts.
Technology is associated with the transformation of energy, information, and materials. Technological areas include structural, control, food, and information and communications technology and biotechnology. Relevant contexts can be as varied as computer game software, food products, worm farming, security systems, costumes and stage props, signage, and taonga.
Courses in this Learning Area
Cafe Worker, Cafe/Restaurant Manager, Chef, Cook, Kitchenhand, Maitre d'Hotel, Dietitian, Environmental Health Officer, Baker, Meat Inspector, Tertiary Lecturer, Food Technologist, Butcher, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Mechanic, Panelbeater, Tyre Technician, Vehicle Body Builder/Trimmer, Vehicle Painter, Aeronautical Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Boiler Attendant, Electronics Trades Worker, Engineering Machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Gunsmith, Industrial Spray Painter, Lift Technician, Locksmith, Marine Engineer, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Saw Doctor, Toolmaker, Welder, Construction and Infrastructure, Bricklayer, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Building Contractor, Building Inspector, Building Insulator, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Electrician, Fencer, Floor and Wall Tiler, Floor Covering Installer, Glazier, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer, Quantity Surveyor, Roofer, Scaffolder, Stonemason, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect, Boat Builder, Brewer, Clothing Marker/Cutter, Furniture Finisher, Glass Processor, Metal Worker, Plastics Technician, Plastics Worker, Product Assembler, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Sewing Machinist, Textile Process Operator, Upholsterer, Watchmaker and Repairer, Wood Machinist, Wood Processing Worker, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Navy Officer, Navy Sailor, Visual Merchandiser, Light Technician, Exhibition Technician, Artist, Forklift Operator, Heavy Truck Driver, Train Driver, Agricultural Engineer, Farm Worker, Driller, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Bicycle Mechanic, Line Mechanic, Picture Framer, Copywriter, Marketing Specialist, Visual Merchandiser, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Light Technician, Exhibition Technician, Animator/Illustrator, Artist, Clothing Designer, Graphic Designer, Signmaker, Technical Writer, Geospatial Specialist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Industrial Designer, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Naval Architect/Boat Designer, Surveyor, Clothing Pattern Maker, Graphic Pre-Press Worker, Metal Worker, Game Developer, Web Designer, Web Developer,