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Nelson Product Design and Technology VCE Units 1 – 4 Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2018 | ISBN-13: 9780170400336

Nelson Product Design and Technology VCE Units 1 – 4 is written by experienced authors who are active in the product design and technology community and exactly matches the 2018 Study Design.

NelsonNet resources available*
Teacher Resources:
• Teacher notes
• Activity sheets
• Teaching plans

Student Resources:
• Templates
• Smartphone revision cards
• Weblinks
• Extra resources

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


Section 1 – Cross-study specifications
1 Design and designers
2 The product design process
3 Design and development
4 Product design factors
5 Sustainable design
Section 2 – Materials and processes
6 Classifying and testing materials
7 Resistant materials and processes
8 Non-resistant materials and processes
Section 3 – Units 1 and 2
9 Unit 1: Sustainable product redevelopment
10 Unit 2: Collaborative design
11 Styles of fashion and furniture
Section 4 – Units 3 and 4
12 Unit 3: Applying the product design process
13 Unit 4: Product development and evaluation
14 Extra case studies for units 1–4
15 The SAT: Product design, production and evaluation
16 The product design & technology exam


Jill Livett coordinated Technology Studies at Maribyrnong Secondary College and Pascoe Vale Girls College for 10 years. She taught VCE studies in Wood and Fabrics, and Years 7–10 Design and Technology in Wood, Metal, Plastics and Fabrics, and Systems Technology. She currently teaches at Overnewton College. Jill has been the Education Officer and Conference Organiser for the Technology Education Association of Victoria (now DATTA Vic.), and worked for VCAA on special projects supporting the VCE Design and Technology study design and the VELS Design, Creativity and Technology domain. Jill has been involved in tertiary Technology teacher education at both Ballarat and LaTrobe Universities, and is currently the President of the Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA Vic).

Jacinta O’Leary has taught Woodwork, Plastics, junior Electronics and Visual Communication and Design in various schools in Victoria. She is currently Technology Co-ordinator at Distance Education Centre Victoria where she has been instrumental in the course development of Design, Creativity and Technology in the junior level, VCE Visual Communication and Design, VCE Food and Technology and VCE Design and Technology. She has been a board member of DATTA Vic since 2007. Jacinta has also contributed to both Home Economics Victoria and DATTA teacher support material for both VCE Food and Technology and VCE Design and Technology. In 2010 she was a member of the review panel for VCE Design and Technology.


The only fully dedicated product design and technology textbook on the market.

Case studies of local and inspirational young designers.

Glossary games and smartphone revision cards to facilitate understanding.

Examples of how to use a range of design materials and technologies.

Recent student folio examples to showcase design development.