L3 Technology Multi Materials - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Main

Level 3 Technology Multi Materials - ‘There is no Planet B’ - Design - Semester A

Why should students take this course?

Suitable for any student interested in using a range of materials to problem-solve, particularly those with an interest in creative, design or technology industries. 

What curriculum skills will students learn in this course?

The course covers a range of skills required to initiate design ideas to meet a brief. Including exploring and researching ideas, considering suitable materials and components, sketching, understanding what makes a good design and considering how a design might be realised. 

Special Information

Alternative Achievement Standards may be negotiated based on the nature of individual student projects and strengths.

For subject endorsement Students will need to complete both Semester A and Semester .

This is a UE approved subject if taken for both semesters.


SEMESTER A: No pre - requisites. Successfully completing a Technology subject at Level 2 is preferred. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Survey Technician, Retail Manager, Patternmaker, Artist, Artistic Director, Tailor/Dressmaker, Buyer, Retail Sales Assistant, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Visual Merchandiser, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Model, Garment Technician


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.