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Dysart high schoolers put engineering skills on the table at CQUni

Published:01 January 2019

Dysart State High School students recently created a corner table memento as part of the VETiS Program at CQUni's Emerald campus.

A project to create a memento of their time as members of the Dysart State High School Year 12 engineering cohort has also served to showcase the skills they have learned in the VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) Program.

CQUniversity Emerald Metal Fabrication Teacher Andrew Abbas said the project was part of the students’ last unit of competency within the program and involved them creating a custom corner table with the CQUniversity insignia and Dysart State High School VETiS Program 2019.

“The project was developed especially for the Year 12 engineering cohort as a memento of the VETiS Program, as these students near completion,” Mr Abbas said.

“It was a meaningful and useful project that will serve as a reminder of the Certificate II in Engineering Pathway Program that the students undertook as part of their senior phase of secondary education.

“The project helped students develop many skills and knowledge, including concept to completion of an engineering project; project planning development; creation of drafting drawings; calculation of a bill of materials; tools and equipment list generation; project instructional list generation; marking out operations; hand and power tool operation; gas metal arc welding; quality control; hazard analysis and control; and housekeeping.”

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands) Associate Professor Anita Milroy said the project was a credit to the students.

“Projects such as this really serve to showcase the skills these students have learned throughout the duration of the program,” Assoc Prof Milroy said.

“The students’ work is a credit to their ability, and to their teacher, and I hope to welcome them back as post-secondary students in the not too distant future!”