Blaxland High School

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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:

Stage 4 & 5 (Years 7 - 10)

Agricultural Technology
Design and Technology
Food Technology 
Graphics Technology
Industrial Technology
Information and Software Technology
Textiles Technology

Stage 5 (Years 9 - 10)

Child Studies

Stage 6 (Years 11 - 12)

Community and Family Studies
Design and Technology
Engineering Studies
Exploring Early Childhood
Food Technology
Industrial Technology
Information Processes and Technology
Software Design and Development
Textiles and Design

Faculty vision statement

The aim of the technology and applied studies (TAS) faculty is to develop in student's knowledge, understanding, skills and values related to a range of technologies through the safe interaction with materials, tools and processes in the planning, development and construction of quality practical projects. We aim to develop in students an understanding of the interrelationships between technology, the individual, society and the environment, and to develop their ability to think creatively to devise solutions to practical problems.

Vocation education and training courses

Information and digital technology
Metal and engineering

Head Teacher - Celena Colless and Matthew Doyle (rel)