Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Materials Technology Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960510

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry. The course follows the learning and project work in Y9 and Y10 Materials Technology

Level 1 Materials Technology explores the use and variety of materials such as wood, plastic and metal in order to produce a unique product. The course will follow the technological process which will include detailed research into existing products and the design process from the initial concept drawings to final presentation and production drawings. Learners will be given a design issue which will need to be addressed by designing and creating an individual product of their choice. 

● You will demonstrate your construction skills to produce a one off product. 

● You will demonstrate independence and accuracy in the construction of it. 

● Maximize your time and materials to produce the product.

● Use modelling techniques to demonstrate ideas

● You will understand how modelling limits risk in product development. 

● You will design your own personal project. 

● Use Technological modelling to demonstrate and communicate design ideas. 

● How do you show you are safe in the workshop? By taking photographs of you using new tools and machinery? You will build and construct your storage system using a range of materials. 

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

AS 92012, 92013, 92014 are also used in 11CLTX
AS 92012 is also used in 11FOTE
please be aware that this standard will only be awarded once therefore if a learner wants to take both of these subjects it is advisable to chat with the HOL

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.


Level 2 Materials Technology

Career Pathways

Chemist, Architectural Technician, Heavy Truck Driver, Chemical Engineer, Metal Worker, Mechanical Engineer, Buyer, Textile Process Operator, Conservator, Crane Operator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Plasterer, Fencer, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Recycler/Dismantler, Roofer, Signmaker

Course Costs and Equipment

$100.00 to cover cost of materials.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.