VCE Product Design & Technology: Textiles - Gladstone Park (03) 9933 0500

VCE Product Design & Technology: Textiles

Is this subject available for acceleration? YES

In this subject students assume the role of a designer-maker. They will acquire and apply knowledge of factors that influence design.  Students will safely use a range of materials, tools, equipment and machines to transform these materials into useful products, while understanding the importance of environmental sustainability

This link shows a selection of jobs that have some relation to the subject of: Product Design & Technology: Textiles


Unit 1 – Sustainable Product Redevelopment
  • This unit focuses on the analysis, modification and improvement of a product design
  • Sustainable product design thinking


Unit 2 – Collaborative design
  • Producing and evaluating a collaborative designed product.  Design teams generate a design brief from a relevant scenario.  Materials, techniques and processes are used to transform design options into products.


Unit 3 – Applying the Product Design Process
  • A design brief outlines the context or situation around the design problem and describes the needs and requirements in the form of constraints and considerations.


Unit 4 – Product Development and Evaluation
  • In the role of designer, students judge the suitability and viability of design ideas and options referring to the design brief and evaluation criteria in collaboration with a client and/or an end-user.

Please note Product Design & Technology: Textiles Unit 3&4 will not run at GPSC in 2021


  • Creative and Critical Design thinking
  • Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts
  • Materials and Processes
  • Design Brief, Production Plan, Feedback
  • Evaluate Relationship between Designer and User
  • Finished Product compared to Commercial Quality


Associated subjects
  • Studio Art – Art
  • Visual Communication Design


Students may only choose one (1) Product Design and Technology subject.

Product Design and Technology: Textiles is considered a folio subject for selection purposes.

Unit 1&2 – A $35 materials charge is attached to this subject

Unit 3&4 – A $40 materials charge is attached to this subject

Students will need to buy additional materials depending on their project


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