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Design and Technology

New Design and Technology Stage 6 assessment and reporting materials for implementation from 2018 with Year 11 are now available.
Read the Technologies Stage 6 Consultation Report on draft school-based assessment requirements.


2011 HSC and beyond
Design and Technology Syllabus (content unchanged)
Updated August 2013
Also available in Word format

Assessment and examination materials

2011 HSC and beyond
Assessment and reporting in Design and Technology
Includes amendments to the requirements for the Major Design Project
Updated January 2015
Design and Technology project requirements – Frequently asked questions
Published 15 June 2011
Design and Technology – sample assessment schedule
Published 26 August 2009
Information regarding the HSC examination in Design and Technology
Updated 24 November 2009
Design and Technology – Summary of HSC examination specifications and assessment requirements
Updated January 2015
Design and Technology – HSC examination rubrics
Updated March 2015
HSC Marking Guidelines - Major Design Project
PDF version (PDF, 7 pages, 192 KB)
Word version (Word, 7 pages, 224 KB)
landscape version (PDF, 3 pages, 283 KB)
Updated 17 October 2011 (content unchanged)
HSC Performances and Submitted Works – Advice to Schools Regarding Content
Past Design and Technology HSC Examination Papers and Notes from the Marking Centres
Design and Technology Performance band descriptions
Design and Technology standards materials
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Archived material
Previous material developed in relation to the Design and Technology syllabus. Aspects of these documents no longer apply; however, they have been archived for reference.
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