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Seven Hills High School

Seven Hills High School

A Vocational Education Pathways 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.


Stage 4

This a mandatory course and as such every student studies this course. Several design projects are undertaken over the course of years 7 and 8. The students are exposed to areas such as timber, metals, graphics, food, textiles and computers. Students complete practical projects accompanied by design folios.

Students also complete two STEM units in stage 4 as part of the TAS program. These units are project based and provide opportunities fro students to apply the skills they acquired in TAS with an Engineering/Science based design brief. Students use technology such as 3D printers and laser cutters to create a product.

Stage 5

These courses are offered as electives. Students choose a variety of subjects that interest them.  We offer these courses:

  • Industrial Technology - Timber
  • Industrial Technology - Metal
  • Graphics Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Child Studies