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Northlakes High School

Northlakes High School

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Technology and applied studies

Technology 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 use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Courses offered for Year 9 and 10 electives are:

  • Food Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology - Timber
  • Industrial Technology - Metal
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Textiles Technology
Courses offered for Year 11 and 12 electives are:
  • Design and Technology 
  • Food Technology 
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information Processes and Technology 
  • Textiles and Design 
  • Construction Pathways
  • Hospitality - Kitchen Operations
  • Information and Digital Technology
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Computing Applications

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Technology and Applied Studies

Technology and Applied Studies Education at Northlakes High School enables the students to learn vital life skills and to develop a deep understanding and knowledge of technology and the design processes.  TAS subjects enable students to learn how to manage, interpret, shape and alter their environment to improve their quality of life at home, school, in work places and in the broader community.  The rapid rate of technological change in an increasingly knowledge-based society highlights the need for flexible technological capability, innovative thinking and effective communication skills.  Vital life skills such as team work, communication, time management and organisational skills underpin all Technology and Applied Studies design projects.


Our Staff

Mr Tim Teys (Head Teacher TAS)

Mrs Beth Bath

Mr Jordan Crotty

Mr Peter Louie

Mr Gerry O'Mahoney (IT Co-ordinator)

Mr Tony Reilly

Mr Aaron Vanderkrogt

John Watters