Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Materials Technology Half 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.

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 production drawings. Learners will be given a design issue which will need to be addressed by designing and prototyping an individual product of their choice. 

You will demonstrate your construction skills to produce one off products. 

● You will implement basic procedures to produce a finished 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 design your own personal project. 

● 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 project using a range of materials. Use new skills and procedures for wood and other materials.

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, Technology

Assessment Information

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, Chemical Engineer, Metal Worker, Mechanical Engineer, Textile Process Operator, Crane Operator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Plasterer, Fencer, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Recycler/Dismantler, Roofer

Course Costs and Equipment

$80.00 to cover cost of materials. 1-1B note book, pencils, pens


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