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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.

About TAS at South Sydney High School

Students in the TAS department research, design and construct a variety of projects from an exciting array of focus areas including food technology, sewing, electronics, woodwork, jewellery and computing. 

Courses offered

The range of courses available to students are:

Years 7 and 8

  • Technology (mandatory).

Years 9 and 10

  • Food technology
  • industrial technology
  • timber
  • art metalwork (jewellery)
  • electronics
  • metal
  • design and technology
  • textiles and design
  • information and software technology.

Years 11 and 12

  • Food technology
  • design and technology
  • industrial technology
  • electronics industries
  • wood and timber products industries
  • hospitality (VET)
  • construction (VET)
  • information and digital technology (VET)
  • exploring early childhood
  • community and family studies
  • textiles and design
  • information processes and technology.