Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) embraces Computing Studies as well as the areas traditionally known as Industrial Arts and Home Economics.
Courses studied include Textiles Technology, Industrial Technology, Timber, Graphics and Multimedia, Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering, Hospitality and much more.
Subjects are both practical with complimentary theory and are enjoyed by students. They provide skills for life and work as well as providing a credible pathway to the Higher School Certificate.
Students are required to complete Technology Mandatory courses in Years 7 and 8.
All courses offer a progression of study from Years 7 to 12. The use of practical in their learning projects gives students a developmental sequence of the necessary complexity skills with the degree of difficulty gradually increasing.
The TAS Faculty offers an array of Vocational Education courses in Year 11 and Year 12. These qualify students for the HSC ad additional Australian Qualifications. Read more VET.
The continuum of technology learning is:
- based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.