James Busby High School

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Industrial arts

Vision statement

The Industrial arts staff strive to prepare all students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of the future.

In partnership with families and community, our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities for students both inside and outside the classroom that help them develop their knowledge, critical thinking and design skills, innovative coding solutions and practical processes so that they mould their character to become successful members of the community.

About the Industrial arts faculty

The Industrial arts faculty at James Busby High School specialises in leading technology courses across a wide range of student skills and interests. Industrial arts staff are a motivated team with a focus on student improvement and achievement, in the classroom and when using school workshops. We offer a range of subjects that allow students to develop their understanding of course concepts through both practical and theoretical experiences.  

Vocational Education and Training is also offered, and taught by qualified teachers, experienced in the delivery of competency-based education. The courses here are designed to provide students with the work skills and practices to successfully gain full time employment and can be seen as a pathway to lifelong learning.

Staff regularly participate in both school and industry based professional learning to facilitate the teaching of course content using the latest technological developments and practices.


  • Mr. G Ghazal - Head Teacher
  • Mrs. C Gauci
  • Mr. A Hussain
  • Mr. C Trpkovski
  • Mr. W Thorn – Workshop Operations.

Subjects and courses offered

Stage 4

  • Technology Mandatory.

Stage 5

  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Construction
  • Engineering Studies.

Stage 6

  • Design and technology
  • Industrial technology timber
  • Construction (VET).


Over the year, various forms of assessment tasks are used in Industrial arts to evaluate student learning and understanding in each year group, and for all subjects offered.

All students are provided with an assessment notification at least 2 weeks prior to each scheduled task being held. It is important that students read and understanding this information and seek clarification, where necessary, well in advance of that task occurring.

Information about assessment tasks in Industrial arts are communicated to students and parents through the SkoolBag App, and also located on the assessment and reporting section of this site.