[Design and Technology] Teachers of Units 3 /4 Product design and technology - assessment criteria 2013 and reports from 2012

Jacinta O'Leary jacinta.oleary at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 18:12:17 EST 2013

Dear colleagues

Please excuse this post if you have already accessed these documents, but I
do know that some people are unaware of them.

Recently posted on VCAA were:

   -  *2013 administrative information for school-based assessment
   - Product Design and
   - 717KB)
   Contains School-assessed Task *assessment criteria* sheets and
   authentication record forms at:
   - *School-assessed Task and School-assessed Coursework
   * School-assessed Task and School-assessed Coursework reports for
   Product Design and Technology. School assessment
   this link and choose the document titled 'School Assessment Report' under
   the heading School-assessed Coursework Reports

It seems that the SAT Assessment Criteria is largely unchanged from 2012
except for a phrase added to Criterion 4 (highlighted in yellow below).

   - Skill in the use of a range of communication methods to convey design
   options, showing references to proposed materials and processes, and
   other features relevant to the design brief.

If, however, you have noticed other changes please share them on this

Another phrase of interest to 'Textiles' teachers is highlighted in green
below, from the *scope of the task*:

   - Working drawings (technical drawings) or patterns of the preferred
   option (including any modifications) using accepted conventions to
   establish the product specifications (materials, sizes, construction
   methods). Working drawings may include assembly and detail drawings,
   templates, flats, plans and pattern drafting, and notations as
appropriate. It
   should be noted that if commercial patterns are used as the basis for the
   preferred option for a garment, they should have three modifications, which
   are noted in the folio work. The working drawings should contain
   adequate details to develop the materials costing list.

and this sentence in the *School assessment *(SAT and coursework) *report*

   - Working drawings for wood/metal/plastics need to incorporate
   appropriate conventions developed with reference to the preferred design
   option and are used to develop the product specifications. It is
   important to clarify for textiles/fashion students that working drawings
   should not give step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the garment
   like a commercial pattern; but should be an informative ‘flat sketch’ with
   client measurements, trims, materials and special notes.

The rest of this report will be extremely useful for other people setting
SACs and tasks and particularly for those being audited. (Best of luck!)

Please add to this thread if you can find other new information relevant to
teaching or assessment of VCE PD&T.

regards and stay healthy

Jacinta O'Leary
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