NCEA Level 1 Product Design: Hard Materials - Wood

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Pearce

This course follows on from Year 10 and leads to Product Design courses in Years 12 and 13. This is an Achievement Standard course.  Students will follow a design process to solve an identified issue and present and justify their solution.  Students will make products using traditional hand tools and CAM (computer aided manufacture) working predominantly with Wood.

The Standards covered in this course are the same, or similar to, those covered in the Metal course.  You cannot do both.

Students will complete a maximum of 21 credits and the course will be designed to suit the needs and interests of the individual students.


NCEA Level 2 Product Design: Hard Materials - Wood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$70 at the start of the year and extra materials consumed will be calculated at the end of the course for the take home component.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Materials Technology or by consultation with HOD.

11MTW and 11MTM are similar courses that cover many of the same standards, it is not possible to do both.

This course or 11MTM needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 2 (Year 12).

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24356 v3 Apply elementary procedures and processes for a BCATS project
A.S. 91044 v3 Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
A.S. 91046 v3 Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Pathway Tags

Mechanic, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Plumber, Electrician, Commercial Diver, Heavy Diesel Operator, Aircraft Mechanic, Architect, Roofer, Brick Layer, Painter, Welder, Power Utility Technician, Solar Energy Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication, Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter, Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.