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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 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.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • mandated from Kindergarten to Year 8 through Science and Technology K-6 and Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 syllabuses
  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to design and produce solutions
  • 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.

In Years 7 & 8, students will experience Food Production, Textiles Media, Wood Technology, Metal Technology, Agriculture and appropriate practical components.

In Years 9 & 10, students can elect Childcare, Food Technology, Metal Work, Engineering, Information & Software Technology, Metal Technology, Agriculture and Equine Studies with appropriate practical components forming an integral part of each course's delivery.

In Years 11 & 12, students have the opportunity to elect to study the following courses:

Courses - Category A

Food Technology

Textiles & Design


 Industrial Technology

VET Curriculum - Category B


Hospitality –Food and Beverage

Primary Industries

Content Endorsed Course

Exploring Early Childhood

For more information please go to the School Years page.