Year 9 Textiles Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes



The Course:

Textiles Technology is a study that will enable students to access state-of-the-art equipment including innovative design software, laser cutter, computer-guided embroidery, high-precision Cricut cutting machine, photo-sensitive multi-layered screen printing, and industrial quality sewing machines.

They will work in a variety of contexts including:

  • Design a creative textile outcome that addresses a brief
  •  Through exploring sewing and fabric embellishment techniques students will design a drawstring backpack                                      
  • Learn to use a range of tools and machines and work with fabric in a creative way
  • Gain confidence in sewing pyjamas for themselves or a family member
  • Begin to understand the different properties of textile fibres


Why this subject?

In Textiles Technology, students will be inspired by a project based course that contains a practical component where students will learn to think critically and creatively.  Students will first learn basic sewing skills and develop confidence by sewing basic garments before exploring more advanced creative techniques.


Textiles Technology continues in Year 10 and beyond. There are future career opportunities in all fields of fashion, design and textile related industries.

 *No prior experience required

Learning Areas:



Year 10 Textiles Technology

Career Pathways

Diversional Therapist, Artist, Tailor/Dressmaker, Print Finisher, Textile Process Operator, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Curator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Engineering Machinist, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Market Research Analyst, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Garment Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Approximately $25.00 for black and white thread, elastic, applied design media, cushion fabric, interfacing, calico for samples that the school provides.

Students must also provide their own fabric to make pyjamas and some basic sewing equipment.