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ITD1100 ITD Guidelines and Practices

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Rob Cantle


Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) is a key priority in all work spaces, even more so when teaching students in a high risk environment. This course is designed to consider the Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) guidelines and practices to keep both the pre-service teacher and their students safe. As well as providing a safe environment, ITD teachers need to be aware of the legal obligations they need to abide by as professionals.
This course is an entry level course for pre-service teachers wishing to become ITD teachers within secondary schooling. The purpose of this course is to ensure that pre-service teachers in ITD are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely manage ITD specific work spaces and activities. This course is intended to ensure the pre-service teachers have a clear understanding of policies and procedures relating to ITD.

This course provides guidelines and practices which incorporate the concepts of risk management; machine licensing, the physical layout of a classroom, signage, barriers, test and tag, maintenance scheduling and safe storage of materials. The course will outline the processes to be followed within a school environment to keep all parties safe both physically and legally. Pre-service teachers will be shown how to access relevant documentation and hierarchies of control including documenting and communicating WH&S issues. Pre-service teachers are required to attend a school based workshop one morning or afternoon a week (whichever suits the school) during this semester.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. identify policies & procedures for a workshop environment;
  2. explain guidelines and practices relevant to teaching Technology and Design;
  3. identify documents relating to use and handling of materials and machinery;
  4. identify and apply process of Risk Management (including communication);
  5. undertake a workshop safety audit (including reporting and documentation of issues arising);
  6. demonstrate machine maintenance (including manuals and record keeping);
  7. explain WH&S legal requirements;
  8. outline the role of a WHSO and relevance to Technology and Design workshops.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to Policies and Procedures in Technology and Design 10.00
2. WHSO and Legal Requirements 15.00
3. Technology and Design Guidelines and Practices 15.00
4. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)/ Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 5.00
5. Process of Risk Assessments 30.00
6. Safety Audits 15.00
7. Machine Maintenance and Record Keeping 5.00
8. Application of completed processes (Bringing it all together) 5.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz No 10 1,2,3,4,7,8
Assignments Written Essay No 40 1,2,7,8
Assignments Written Report No 50 3,4,5,6
Date printed 10 February 2023