Design and Technology


Material in manufacture

Production Systems and Engineered Controls

This program offers students the opportunity to engage in a range of tasks in the manufacture of products. Students’ use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities.

Students progressively develop knowledge and understanding of how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour and performance of designed engineering solutions, for example, spinning tops, mechanical and electrical devices, self-propelled vehicles and catapults.

Students will progressively develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and properties of a range of materials used in the development of finished products.


CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course is being offered through a partnership that Bracken Ridge State High School has with Deception Bay State High School. Deception Bay State High is the Registered Training Organisation, RTO Code 30380, and will supply training materials and assessment and will issue the final qualification or statement of attainment to your student. 

The course has 18 units of competency delivered in 7 clusters. Delivery of the course will be over a period of two years. The course comprises three assessment focuses: theory, vocational work placement and simulated training. The content of the course will be delivered in the classroom face to face, supported by vocational work placement.

Participation in a compulsory Vocational Placement for a minimum of 120 hours in a registered childcare facility is necessary for successful completion of the Certificate. Students will have a Student Training Book that will need to be signed each time they attend Vocational Placement.


SIT20115 Certificate II in Tourism

Tourism is a stand-alone VET Certificate II course offered by the school as RTO (NTIS # 30416)  which aims to provide students with a general awareness of the everyday operations and trends in the tourism industry.  The subject enables students to gain an overview of what it is like to work in the tourism industry, growth areas within the industry and jobs and careers in tourism.  It is intended that, upon leaving school, students will be equipped to seek further training in some of the many facets of the industry that may be of interest to them.  During the course of study, students learn about current practices and emerging trends in the tourism industry.  The wide range of skills that are developed throughout the course are transferable to the workplace.

Students who enrol in Tourism, and complete all competencies, will receive a Certificate II in Tourism qualification by completing a practical course over two years, during which a variety of National Training Units of Competency are covered in Years 11 and 12. The units investigate a range of tourism industry options with an emphasis on tourism as a business or tour guide.

Textiles and Food Studies

The central focus of Design Technology: Food and Fibre is the wellbeing of people within their personal, family, community and work roles.

The course of study encourages personal independence and effective living within wider society, and promotes preferred futures for self and others,  Design Technology is an interdisciplinary study drawing on the fields of nutrition, textiles, fashion, the built environment, human development, relationships and behaviour.

The curriculum focuses on the students developing the technologies, knowledge, understanding and skills to engage purposefully in helping to create preferred futures for their family and the wide community. Students will focus on using a design process to generate, develop and make products (food or fibre); and also to evaluate and refine products.

Topics covered include nutrition, health-promotion, eating trends, materials (food and fibre) and their characteristics, cultural and indigenous influences, food preparation techniques, and safe and hygienic work practices.

Hospitality Practices

Hospitality Practices focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to food and/or beverage production and service. You will learn about the structure, scope and operation of the food and beverage sector and develop appreciation of industry workplace culture and practices. You will be encouraged to develop skills, processes and attitudes desirable for future employment in the sector.

The hospitality industry has become increasingly important economically in Australian society and is one of the largest employers in the country. The industry is dynamic and uses skills that are transferrable across sectors and geographic borders and offers a range of exciting and challenging long-term career opportunities across a range of businesses.

A course of study in Hospitality Practices can establish a basis for further education and employment in hospitality sectors of food and beverage, catering, accommodation and entertainment. Students could pursue further studies in hospitality, hotel, event and tourism or business management, which allows for specialisation.

Last reviewed 11 June 2019
Last updated 11 June 2019