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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.

At Leumeah High School, the TAS learning areas provides for a continuous and relevant pathway for the twenty first century learner to use imagination, creativity, innovation, critical thinking and the responsible and safe use of tools, materials and technology in wide fields. Ethical practices in the digital world for cyber safety are a key focus, along with strong work, health and safety practices. Literacy and numeracy skills are explicitly featured in all activities. Life and employability knowledge and skills are targeted to provide the basis for lifelong learning.

STAGE 4  (over 200 hours) is a compulsory course required in the curriculum and is reported on the Record of Secondary Achievement (ROSA) compiled while students attend school.

Years 7 and 8 Technology (Mandatory) course (over 200 hours) is a compulsory course required in the curriculum and is reported on the Record of Secondary Achievement (ROSA) compiled while students attend school.

This course gives students opportunities to design, create make and evaluate projects using the design process and develop an understanding of innovative solutions to real life problems or challenges. Quality practical skills are emphasised as students make their individual design projects supported by documentation in their design portfolio in areas of specialisation.

STAGE 5 Elective courses Years 7-10

A variety of courses are offered for elective study, as one year or 100 hour options in Years 9 or 10. Over the two years students will select four courses from across the school curriculum, which are reported on the Record of Secondary Achievement (ROSA) compiled while students attend school.

These courses offer a focused investigation in specific areas which allow opportunity for students to pursue interests and challenges in a practical skills environment where they enjoy hands on learning. The use of consumable materials and resources requires course fees, in order to provide quality learning experiences.

Stage 6 Preliminary and HSC courses in Years 11 and 12.

Students can elect from a range of courses which run for 240 hour (2 years). These courses focus on refined knowledge and skill in key areas of applied studies involving research, technology and work (VET) to meet the outcomes assessed in school based assessment tasks and the HSC exam.


Courses available depending on student numbers selecting the courses, includes:

  • Construction (VET) studies at Airds Trade Training Centre
  • Design and Technology 
  • Engineering Studies 
  • Food Technology 
  • Hospitality (VET)
  • Industrial Technology Metal and Engineering Technologies
  • Industrial Technology Timber Products and Furniture Technologies
  • Industrial Technology Multimedia Technologies 
  • Information and Digital Technology (VET)
  • Information Processes and Technology 
  • Textiles and Design
  • Community and Family Studies