Chatham High 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.

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.

Applied Technology education is about becoming independent, connecting with others and taking actions towards preferred futures that support individual and family well-being. Applied Technology education promotes students' thinking, knowing, investigating, creating, communicating, participating and reflection skills.

The focus of our courses is to incorporate the use of technology through practical application in all subjects. Students participate in a range of activities with hands-on experience.

Learning is enhanced through the use of technology, tools, techniques and skills with various materials such as textiles, food, wood and metals. Students have an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills by working with graphics, model making, information communications, media, agricultural and computer technologies.

Assessments include practical and written tasks as well as portfolio style documentation, industry studies, project work and examinations.

Subjects offered include:-

Stage 4 - Mandatory Technology 

Stage 5 - Textiles Technology

 Food Technology

  •               Toddler Taming / Child Studies
  •               Industrial Technology Timber
  •               Industrial Technology Metal
  •               Information and Software Technology

Stage 6 - Community and Family Studies

  •               Design and Technology
  •               Entertainment (VET)
  •               Food Technology
  •               Hospitality (VET)
  •               Hospitality for Students with Special Needs (VET)
  •               Hospitality Extension (VET)
  •               Industrial Technology / Metals
  •               Industrial Technology / Timber
  •               Information Software Processes and Technology
  •               Information Technology (VET)
  •               Software Design and Development
  •               Textiles and Design
  •               Exploring Early Childhood