Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Australia needs enterprising individuals who can make discerning decisions about the development and use of technologies. It needs people who can independently and collaboratively develop innovative solutions to complex problems and contribute to sustainable patterns of living.
Technologies, in their development and use, are influenced by – and can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining – our societies and our natural, managed, constructed and digital environments.
The Technologies learning area draws together the distinct but related subjects of Design and Technologies (which includes working with wood, metal and plastics, Technical Graphics as well as Home Economics which includes Food Technologies, Textile Technologies and Caring for Children and Digital Technologies).
Australian Curriculum Technologies – Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority