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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 Technological and Applied Strudies (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.

TAS is mandatory for all students in Year 7 and 8 through the Technology Mandatory syllabus. Students then have the opportunity to select from a range of elective TAS subjects.

The continuum of technology learning is:

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

Available courses include:

  • Technology Mandatory Years 7-8
  • Agricultural Technology Years 7-10
  • Design and Technology Years 7-10
  • Food Technology Years 7-10
  • Graphics Technology Years 7-10
  • Industrial Technology Years 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology Years 7-10
  • Textiles Technology Years 7-10
  • Agriculture Stage 6
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Industrial Technology Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6


  • 3D printer room¬†
  • Fully equiped computer lab
  • 3 wood technology workshops
  • 1 wood technology machining area
  • 1 metal technology workshop
  • 1 metal technology machining area
  • 1 welding bay
  • 1 wood storage room
  • 4 mezzanine storage areas
  • 1 covered area for construction activities
  • 1 senior student research and study area
  • 2 commercial kitchen spaces
  • Trade Training Centre for use with hospitality¬† students