Erskine Park 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.

Technological and applied studies (TAS) at Erskine Park High School is divided into two faculties, TAS 1 - home economics and TAS 2 - industrial arts.

Courses offered

TAS

Years 7 and 8

  • Agriculture technology
  • Technology (mandatory)

Years 9 and 10

  • Childhood studies
  • Food technology
  • Agricultural technology

Years 11 and 12

  • Community and family studies
  • Hospitality (VET)
  • Primary industries (VET)
  • Agriculture
  • Food technology
  • Exploring early childhood

TAS 2

Years 7 and 8

  • Technology (mandatory)

Years 9 and 10

  • Information software and technology
  • Industrial technology - Graphics
  • Industrial technology - Timber
  • Industrial technology - Metal

Years 11 and 12

  • Information processes and technology
  • Design and technology
  • Industrial technology - Timber
  • Industrial technology - multimedia
  • Construction (VET)

Teaching staff

TAS 1

  • Mrs K Van Ommeren - Relieving Head Teacher
  • Miss J Hutchen - Kitchen Assistant¬†¬†
  • Mrs J Battle
  • Mr B Flack
  • Mr L Inglis
  • Ms R Lawson
  • Miss R Lidgard
  • Mr A Sheen
  • Miss S Stellas
  • Mrs K Stuttle