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Technological and applied studies

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8. Students can also select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

In TAS, students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using a range of tools, materials and techniques in theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • optional for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Stage 4

Technology – Years 7 and 8

This is a mandatory course consisting of areas of study in:

  • Built environments
  • Products
  • Information and communication

Students are encouraged to design, produce and evaluate, supported by a design folio. A range of design-related content to support the above is presented through exposure to agriculture, computers, food, textiles, timber, metal and electronics environments.

Stage 5

Years 9 and 10 are elective years, with students electing to study subjects for 100 hours, 200 hours or in some cases, studying one semester courses.

Subjects offered for study include:

  • Building and construction
  • Engineering technology
  • Food technology

Stage 6

Years 11 and 12 are elective years with students electing to study subjects in the Preliminary and HSC courses.

Subjects offered for study include:

  • Community and family studies
  • Industrial technology – timber products and furniture technologies
  • Design and technology
  • VET hospitality
  • VET construction