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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.

Technology education at Bowral High School provides the opportunity for all students to develop a range of problem-solving skills within a safe and challenging environment.

Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) caters for a wide range of student interests and abilities through the practical application of knowledge and the development of skills and attitudes within a variety of Technology courses which involve researching, designing, producing and evaluating.

Students learn about and use a variety of resources, materials, tools, processes, and techniques and develop and apply vital life skills such as teamwork, communication, time management and organisational skills to produce practical solutions to identified needs.

Bowral High School offers a wide range of courses in both the junior and senior curriculum. Modern, well equipped specialist facilities cater for courses associated with engineering, food, graphics, hospitality, information and communication, metal, textiles, and timber technologies.