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Hands On Technology: Priority Registration for Rural Teachers (Waitlist for metro if spots left)

  • 18 Jul 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 19 Jul 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Lucas Heights Community School


  • Our popular course that has you build a false worktop (1500 x 500) using dovetaiing and F27 hardwood. Students can use this jig to maximise time on their senior projects
  • This course focuses on both coding and electronics and delivers the knowledge required to deliver stage 4 projects with confidence.


A TWO DAY Professional Development event HOT will run at Lucas Heights Community School on 18th & 19th July.

Priority Registration for Rural teachers. (Based outside the Sydney/Illawarra/Macarthur/Wollondilly region)

Metro/Illawarra/Macarthur/Wollondilly teachers - names placed on a waitlist - your placement is dependent upon spots not being filled. There is, however, a weekend course on 29 + 30 June that is open to all teachers.

(If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please email the organisers below)

Hands On Tech (HOT) are two day immersive sessions that allow you to learn new techniques with experts, required materials.

'Hands on Technology' Two day course will contribute 10 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Accreditation in NSW.  

1. Advanced Joinery - 5 person capacity - $750
This course looks at developing moderate joinery skills through making a jig that can be used to maximise student time in construction of their own projects. The jig made of F27 Hardwood, is effectively a false work top that fits into standard workbenches vices (project size 1500x500). Construction skills involve Dovetailing, Mortising and a variation on Breadboard Ends. Participants will receive KDHW, Tail Vice, Veritas Dogs and a specialist chisel.

2. Arduino for Beginners - $450

Teaching Arduino requires a working knowledge of:

- coding in C++, and;
- basic electronics

This course focuses on both of these and delivers the knowledge required to deliver stage 4 projects with confidence.

 Note: Participants will need to supply
  • a laptop with wireless access and
  • arduino IDE installed.

  • Note that DET laptops must be pre-loaded with this software AND all drivers.
  • An old (eg:2008 DET) laptop is perfectly OK. Linux loaded on this machine will run arduino with all drivers, and revive a machine that is no longer supported by the DET. (This must be done prior to arrival.)

Note: please bring your own PPE if you are doing workshop activities, this includes:

  • Safety glasses
  • Ear muffs 
  • Solid shoes
  • Appropriate workshop clothing
  • If you have long hair - it must be tied back

    HOT location & time:

    Lucas Heights Community School
    132 Old Illawarra Road, Barden Ridge, NSW 2234.

    Saturday 9 - 5
     9 - 2 (With presenters staying back longer if needed.)

    Contact Andrew Fairbank for more details:

    Recommended accommodation close by:

    Air BnB - Woronora, Menai and surrounds

    ANSTO motel (3.5 star)

    Motels in the Kirrawee or Sutherland district.

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