TAS

The faculty Mission statement: to guide students in becoming skilled and knowledgeable in the effective and safe use of technology to best prepare them for work or further studies.

Subjects studied in the TAS faculty include:

  • Design and Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Electronics Industries
  • Engineering Studies

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

If you enjoy designing, inventing, making, experimenting, etc. then this is the subject for you!

You will be given a number of tasks to solve and then it is up to you, with guidance, to complete each project using your own ideas for the materials or processes to be used.

Year 9 – Try your hand at a number of smaller design tasks.
Focuses on Products, Systems and Environments.

Year 10 – Most of the year is spent designing and constructing a major project of your own choice. This may include the use of any or all of things such as metal, wood, electronics, plastics, graphics, computing and so on.

GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY

Students experience many different types of graphic techniques.

Year 9 – You complete two core modules and learn basic skills in:

  • Computer drawing (C.A.D)
  • Engineering drawing
  • Product drawing
  • Architectural drawing
  • Cabinet drawing, and so on

You will look at how ‘graphics’ is used in industry to convey information.

Year 10 – Most of the year is spent drawing major projects based on your own interests and selecting four themes from the following option modules:

  • Architectural drawing
  • Engineering drawing
  • Australian Architecture
  • Graphic design and Communication
  • Cabinet & Furniture drawing
  • landscape drawing
  • Computer drawing (C.A.D.)
  • Pattern design
  • Cartography & Surveying
  • Product Illustration
  • Technical Illustration
  • Or a student negotiated project

Graphics may include designing and drawing such things as houses, mobile phones, cartoons, cars, motorbikes, artwork for vehicles, stereo units, tables, signs, advertising brochures, landscapes, or anything else that you are interested in.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

(4 focus areas)

Students can choose a maximum of 2 Industrial Technology subject focus areas from Metal, Timber, Electronics or Engineering.
The following course structure relates to Metal, Timber and Electronics. I T Engineering course structure follows:

1.Metal
2.Timber
3.Electronics
Year 9 – You have the chance here to learn some of the many skills and techniques involved in the design and construction of a number of smaller jobs.

Year 10 – Most of the Year 10 course is spent designing, planning and making a major project of your own choice using the skills from the Year 9 course.

In electronics, the major may be made up of a number of smaller projects.

You may build things like: a trailer, BBQ, waterbed, pool table, coffee table, outdoor setting, stereo cabinet, cattle crate, pig crate, motorbike stand, boom box, remote controlled car, hot house control, motorbike work bench, log splitter, entertainment unit, wall stand, hat rack, desk, weights bench, etc.

The materials for all majors are at your own expense.

(4) Engineering

Year 9 Students complete two Core Modules learning basic skills and concepts relating to engineering structures, such as bridges, buildings and engineered mechanisms such as levers, pulleys and gears. This may involve designing and making models as well as related problem-solving.

Year 10 Students complete two specialist modules based on control systems and alternative energy. In each of these specialist modules you will complete a major project e.g. a solar powered vehicle, solar house design, and analysis and design of mechanical/electronic/computer aided control systems.

Students can choose a maximum of 2 focus areas in Industrial Technology for Years 9 and 10.