Course details

Industry Tech Taster

Year level

7 - 8


1 Day



Max students


Course details

Industry Tech Taster

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Fibre, Health
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Digital Technologies, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: Laser cutting, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, coding


Technology is a disruptive force which has always led to changes in the way that people work and the types of jobs that are in demand. This change is happening more and more rapidly with the increased pace of technological development. We have seen changing technologies and a reduction in traditional industries have a dramatic impact on Gippsland. This means that today’s students need to develop skills that will allow them to be adaptable and to meet unforeseen challenges and opportunities in their lives. They also need to be open to new experiences and to understand how the world of work is changing around them.

Program Summary

The program will begin with students learning about how the world of work is changing and the skills that will be most important for them as they move into the workforce. Students will then rotate through three activities which will expose them to industry changing technologies and new ways of problem solving. Students will collaboratively automate robots in a farm to market challenge, use Design Thinking to create for each other using advanced manufacturing, and experience how digital realities are being used in workplaces.

Schools selecting this program will choose up to three of the following options in which their students will take part:

  • Virtual Reality – explore how VR is being used as a tool in industry and education
  • Laser Cutting – use the Design Thinking process to create a laser cut object
  • Autonomous Vehicles (robotics) – investigate and cade autonomous vehicles
  • Garage Band – kick off your creativity with an introduction to digital music creation
  • Rapid Prototyping – rapidly design and make changes in response to challenges
  • Artificial Intelligence – learn about using generative AI and consider the ethics of this technology
  • Text Based Coding – a hands on introduction to the power of text coding
  • Microcontrollers – complete a series of fun coding projects with a micro:bit microcontroller

Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:

  • Explore the important skills needed in a technologically disrupted workforce
  • Use the Design Thinking process to design and create using advanced manufacturing
  • Experience and interact with digital realities
  • Program robots enhanced with AR and VR to meet a team challenge


Career Links:

Designers: Civil Engineer, Product Tester, Electrical Engineer
Technologists: Programmer, Software Engineer, ICT Analyst