Year 11 Subjects – Material Solutions

Level: Year 11
Subject Name: Material Solutions
Prerequisites: nil
Assumed knowledge: 10 eCAM or 10 Materials

Course Summary

In Design, Technology and Engineering students use the design and solution realisation process to engineer solutions for the development of products or systems.

This subject aims to further develop students’ practical skills with various material handling, fabrication and manufacturing techniques. Students also develop project management skills through Design and Realisation processes. Students will undertake specialised skills tasks before completing a project combining the various skills acquired.

Students who have completed the course could continue undertaking the following pathways within the SACE framework at Emmaus:

  • Stage 2 Industrial & Entrepreneurial Solutions and/or Material Solutions

  • Stage 2 Digital Communication Solutions (CAD)

For more information, about these new pathways, please visit:

Course Content:

  • Timber construction techniques and machines
  • Practical Problem Solving
  • Major Entrepreneurial, Physical Project


  • Specialised Skill Tasks
  • Major Project
  • Design Folio

Possible Future Pathways

Potential TAFE Courses:

  • Certificate III in Furniture Making

  • Certificate II, III in Furniture Finishing

  • Certificate II Program in Construction Pathways (Carpentry and Joinery)

Apprenticeships and Traineeships:

  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making

  • Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

  • Certificate III in Flooring Technology

  • Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

  • Furniture Design for Manufacture Certificate IV in Kitchen and Bathroom Design

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction - (Building), (Estimating), (Site management)

  • Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

  • Diploma of Building Design

  • Bachelor of construction Management

  • Associate Degree in Design (Furniture Design)

  • Musical Instrument Making and Repair