Teacher Resources

The school excursion learning activities have been developed to help you provide a focused learning experience for your students before, during and after an excursion to the Construction Futures Centre.

Each learning activity is linked to the Western Australian Curriculum and the employability or ‘work ready’ skills.

Year 8 - Is the construction industry for me?

Students learn all about past, present and future roles in construction using buildings in their local neighbourhoods for inspiration.

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Year 8 - Enterprise and innovation in the construction industry

Students identify innovative practices used in the construction industry and how they have contributed to changing how buildings and infrastructure are constructed.

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Year 9 - Making connections with the built environment

What helps us to feel connected to the built environment? Students will identify components of buildings and learn how and why they feel connected to it.   In doing so, they will consider job roles, skills and capabilities in the industry and their importance in the design and construction processes.

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Year 9 - Design your own home

Students will learn to apply mathematical processes and skills to calculate the areas of composite shapes to determine the best floor design for a home.

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Year 10 - Getting to know the construction industry

Students will be encouraged to identify and share their personal perceptions of the construction industry and job roles to generate discussions with others, whilst using research skills to challenge their own and others thinking.

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Year 10 - Building a house

Students will learn about the processes and roles involved in building a house and factors that influence purchasing decisions.

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Year 11 - Making your way

Students explore a range of careers in construction, pathways into these job roles and career progression that is possible.

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Year 11 - Design with purpose

Students examine the role of design in the construction industry over time and associated roles and use their understanding of design principles to create and critique designs.

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Year 12 - Careers in construction

Students develop a career plan designed by themselves to support them in accessing a chosen career in the construction industry.

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Year 12 - Powering modern communities

What is innovative energy usage and how is it being developed and applied in the construction industry?  Students research innovation in energy use and how it is used in new and existing homes.

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