Technologies is one of the eight Learning Areas in the Australian Curriculum. Technologies is structured into two related 'subjects'; Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies. These subjects are broken down further into two strands – knowledge and understanding and processes and production skills. Each strand is equally weighted.
In the Australian Curriculum, Technologies is a banded Learning Area, with Achievement Standards across two or more years: Prep-Year 2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6.
At Salisbury State School we have chosen a Learning Area approach to Technologies. Our 'sequence of achievement' document maps out the Learning Area Achievement Standards (not the subject specific ones) over a two year band for odd and even years. Each year we rotate our main focus between Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies but incorporate aspects of both each year to show the interrelated nature of these subjects.
Prep students are not formally assessed or reported on for Technologies. Both Digital and Design Technologies are incorporated into their learning program so students are exposed to the knowledge and skills for this Learning Area and have opportunities to apply them.