Cammeraygal High School

Empowered To Achieve

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.

In Years 7-10, courses offered include:

  • Technology Mandatory (Years 7-8)
  • Design and Technology 
  • Food Technology 
  • Graphics Technology 
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information and Software Technology 
  • Textiles Technology.

In Years 11 and 12, courses offered include:

  • Design and Technology 
  • Engineering Studies 
  • Food Technology 
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information Processes and Technology 
  • Software Design and Development 
  • Textiles and Design.

The Mandatory Technology course engages and challenges students by providing them with a foundation of knowledge on which to build their skills. Students are introduced to dynamic new concepts, procedures and technological experiences in a diverse range of learning environments both in and outside the classroom.

At Cammeraygal students partake in a range of projects throughout the year that teach them to utilise the design process to design and produce a specific product. Within these units of work students use a range of investigative methods, analyses, production skills and evaluation.

Skills acquired in Technology include the ability to solve problems, communicate complex ideas, generate graphic representations of ideas and produce innovative design models.

Students investigate various areas of study and design specialisations using a range of technologies.

Projects include:

  • architecture and interior design
  • industrial and surface design
  • jewellery and accessory design
  • model making
  • digital media.

Considering environmentally sustainable design, ethical and safe work practices are paramount to the Technology course.