Technologies and Applied Studies (TAS)

Leader of Learning TAS – Mr Andrew Blackwell (Acting)

The Technologies and Applied Studies (TAS) curriculum allows students to gain skills and knowledge towards a range of practical and theoretical tasks. These types of tasks provide opportunities to engage in enjoyable, interesting and problem-solving learning experiences. This can involve the construction of furniture and timber products, engineering new designs, fabricating outdoor structures and products, producing movies and animations, as well as cooking up some tasty treats. Students participate in activities that encourage the use of the design process, creative thinking and imagination completed both independently and in collaboration with others.

Technology Mandatory is studied by all students in Years 7 and 8. Students rotate through the four different technologies within this time:

  • Materials – Timber
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Digital Technologies
  • Engineering System

TAS elective courses offered for students to study in Years 9 and 10 include:

  • Graphics Technology
  • iSTEM
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Industrial Technology – Building and Construction
  • Industrial Technology – Engineering
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles Technology

Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to study:

  • Software Design and Development
  • Design and Technology
  • Industrial Technology – Timber
  • Industrial Technology – Graphics
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia
  • Engineering Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles Technology
  • Marine Studies

A range of excursions are presented to students through the different courses.