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Technological and applied studies

In TAS, students use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons. As well as the mandatory study of technology, students can select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

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.

Stage 4 - Technology Mandatory

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

·         Design and Production

·         Agriculture and Food Technologies

·         Digital Technologies

·         Engineering Systems

·         Material Technologies

Students will be exposed to a range of practical experiences and project based learning activities.

In Year 7 Students will complete the following Projects

·         Timber Technology (Pencil Box)

·         Coding and Digital Technology (Drones )

·         Food Technology

·         Textiles and Design

In Year 8 Students will complete the following Projects

·         Timber Technology (Wooden Stool)

·         Metal Technology

·         Food Technology

·         Engineered systems (CO2 Racer)

Stage 5

Years 9 & 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:

·         iSTEM 100 Hour (Computer aided design, Robotics and 3D printed solutions)

·         iSTEM 200 Hour (Advanced Mechanical concepts, Simulating flight, Coding solutions)

·         Timber Technology 100 Hour (Toolbox and Beach Chair)

·         Timber Technology 200 Hour (Cabinet)

·         Graphics (Computer aided design, 3D printed solutions, Traditional Drawing and Laser cutting)

·         Metal Technology 100 / 200 Hour

·         Child Studies 100 / 200 Hour

·         Food Technology 100 / 200 Hour

·         Textiles Technology 100Hour

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 in include:

·         Food Technology

·         Engineering Studies

·         Community & Family Studies

·         Industrial Technology – Timber & Furniture

·         Textiles Technology

·         Hospitality

·         Exploring Early Childhood