Top Videos

Principles of Design – Part 1
Principles of Design – Part 2
Principles of Landscape Design
First in a series of videos demonstrating the landscape design process involved in creating a landscape plan for a residential property.
Technology studies.

Design Awareness Resources

From the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. This section includes a range of external links that cover a variety of areas related to design.
The areas are:
Design and creative thinking
Design exhibitions
Industry, invention and innovation
Landscape design
Organisations for design professionals
Textiles design

eFunda (Engineering Fundamentals)
Covers processes such as Machining, Surface processes, Sheet metal and more. Looks at Design concepts such as Plastic design, Springs and I-beams.

The information sheets cover a wide range and include, the design process, gear systems, electronics, cams, printed circuit boards, PIC microcontrollers/computer control, keywords/phrases, structures, vocational work, technology and cultures, basic CNC work. They are intended to provide a valuable resource for teachers and pupils AND they are free.

The Australian Steel Industry
Resources relevant to the Australian steel industry.

Wooden Furniture Manufacturing
Companies in this industry make domestic and commercial furniture made of wood.


Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) provides a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders.

Healthy and Sustainable Food
The Healthy and Sustainable Food program informs consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote a healthier diet.
US government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, easily accessible in one place for many Americans. Providing accurate scientific information on nutrition and dietary guidance.

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA has amassed a large resource of information to help you better understand eating disorders.

Nutrition Australia
As part of our commitment to provide up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition information, Nutrition Australia offers a number of resources to keep you informed with what’s new in nutrition.

Pyramid and Plate
Nutrition Australia sees it as timely to readdress the use of food selection guide models in Australia.

The Sustain Guide to Good Food
What you can do – and ask others to do – to help make our food and farming system fit for the future.

Why Consider Sustainable Food?
Food choices contribute significantly to an individual’s personal carbon footprint. In fact, food is the single, biggest carbon contributor for the majority of people.

Top Websites

graphic design

This database for international architecture, originally emerging from records of interesting building projects from architecture students, has meanwhile become the largest online database of worldwide architects and buildings from the past to present.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Includes information on:
– national / environment policies
– climate change
– green infrastructure
– landscape principles

Cyburbia connects planners, students, academics, urbanists, and others who are interested in or help shape the built environment.

Directory of Open Access Journals (Architecture)
The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Landscaping and Turf Management
Information regarding: the basics of landscaping, insects, pests, pesticides, plant diseases, turf management certifications and industry jobs.

Queensland Design Strategy 2020
Not only is design fundamental to innovation, it is a wealth-producing industry sector in its own right. Good design is the key to making Queensland businesses internationally competitive. Good design supports and protects our environment and way of life, and contributes to better education and health outcomes and the fairness of our communities.

World Changing
Sustainable design community where members share/review designs and plans and can manage design projects.

YouTheDesigner Tutorials
Adobe graphic design tutorials.

Care labelling for clothing & textiles
The mandatory standard for care labelling was initially introduced on 1 March 1980. It was then amended on 1 January 2004 and reviewed in 2009. The latest revision of the mandatory standard came into effect on 1 September 2010. It covers requirements for care labelling for clothing and textiles.

Cotton: From Field to Fabric- Fabric Manufacturing
Cotton fabric manufacturing starts with the preparation of the yarn for weaving or knitting.

Fabric Glossary
A glossary of many different fabric types.

Free Fashion Templates
The aim of this section is to give you tips, tutorials and free downloads in fashion art. The purpose is to help you study current fashion, fashion drawing, body adornment and past costume.

Garment Workers
The garment industry is one of the oldest and largest export industries, and it exemplifies the growth in global manufacturing.

Textile Arts Resource Guide
The purpose of this blog is to identify and provide access to a wide range of online resources that are informational, inspirational, humorous and/or thought-provoking.

Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCFWA) is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training.

Textile, fashion and clothing website links
This textiles link provides recent studies, news releases, events, publications, experts, resources (fact sheets), and science surrounding textiles in Australia.

Type of fabrics – Textile School
Major kind of fabrics used for clothing, home furnishing and industrial usages – the page briefly describes almost all commonly used fabrics.

Top quality information tools

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Top library books

graphicsActive Graphics and Design
CRE 741.6 KOR

foodFood Safety

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