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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.

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Technological and Applied Studies

Our aim as a TAS faculty here at Smith's Hill is to provide every student with engaging experiences that foster a sense of personal achievement and success. Encouraging and promoting a sense of usefulness and purpose while fostering self-driven, productive learning, drives our faculty.

We strive to have all our students happily engaged in learning activities that allow students the freedom to explore a variety of technologies relating to content areas including designing and making, textiles and food  production, timber and metal technologies,  information and communications and 3D printing technologies.

The TAS faculty looks to maximise the opportunity to provide quality teaching and learning that optimises the potential for students to demonstrate their creative abilities. Often students look towards TAS subjects for further development of their self-esteem through practical skill development.

The TAS faculty embraces the responsibility to provide a balanced curriculum where practical, project centred learning opportunities broaden the horizons for students and positively contribute to their all–round education.