Tawa College Tawa College

Level 1 - Tawa College Certificate in Product Design using Multi Materials (WORKSHOP)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett.

This is a design and making course in the school workshops. You can choose your own pathway!


The images are indicative of some woodwork and metal fabrication only, from Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.nz/spctechdept/woodwork-project-ideas/

The focus of this course is on developing students creative abilities to explore materials, techniques and design products using their knowledge of the given focus material and the design process. This will involve learning creative design techniques as well as drawing skills to communicate their design ideas effectively, and working out how to make their designs, before they move on to create them.

Students can choose to work in a pathway for the whole year OR may wish to choose to work in two over the year.

Possible intended course PATHWAYS offered will be:  (these may be subject to change)

  • Product Designer - Maker
  • Jewellery Designer - Maker 
  • Fabricator - fabricators can work in many materials including metal and mouldable materials such as concrete

This course is designed to give a strong focus on learning about and understanding materials

Learning Areas:

Design and Materials Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $90 contribution toward consumable materials used in student projects.
Students are required to purchase the stationery on the school stationery list.