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Industrial technology and design

​The Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) faculty at Upper Coomera State College is a dynamic practical department, striving for excellence in engaging students to become active and responsible participants with in the global community.

We provide every student with continuous and applied practical skills enabling independent and critical thought promoting relevant life and vocational skills in order to harness constantly evolving technologies.


Industrial Technology and Design subjects are designed to introduce students to and develop their proficiency in a variety of materials and processes. Through hands-on experience, students learn how to manipulate various materials through woodwork, metalwork and plastics. Combined with the study of graphics using computer-aided design (CAD) and senior subjects such as engineering technology and technical studies, students are exposed to all areas of industrial project management, from initial concept and planning to project realisation.

Design and Technology is also referred to as Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) or Manual Arts, and includes Graphics. Design and Technology is a practically based area of study involving design, with a focus on wood, metal and plastics processing; computer aided design and manufacture; electronics; and engineering. Graphics encompasses the various ways of presenting information in graphic form.

Home Economics

Home Economics is a dynamic curriculum area that constantly responds to changes in society to provide courses that are relevant and important. Students will understand and challenge the way that society impacts on their well-being: through advertising and media messages; through social pressures that run counter to a healthy lifestyle; and the economic interests of some groups. 

Home Economics provides a wide range of learning opportunities for students. It encourages the development of research skills, higher cognitive levels of processing information and practical skills. The learning is unique because it provides the development of these skills in practical, real life situations.

Zarraffas partnership

UCSC has partnered with Zarraffas Coffee Upper Coomera to open a student-run cafe teaching the next generation of baristers, hoteliers, caterers and waiters the skills to thrive in their respective professions. 

UCSC were very excited to recieve a donated industry standard coffee machine from Zarraffas, along with training and support. The students have since ran with the idea, designing the cafe and menu, ready for it to be opened up to the school community very soon. 

Contact details

Heath White

Head of Department ITD