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 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.
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
an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.
Available courses include:
Design and technology 7-10
food technology 7-10
graphics technology 7-10
information and software technology 7-10
textiles technology 7-10
design and technology stage 6
food technology stage 6
industrial technology multimedia stage 6
information processes and technology stage 6
software design and development stage 6
textiles and design stage 6
hospitality stage 6.
All TAS subjects except for technology mandatory in Stage 4 are electives. Stage 5 and 6 classes run according to elective demand and they are subject to change.