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TAS Stage 5

Stage 5 TAS

Electives offered in TAS include:-

200 hour and 100 hour courses.

100 hour courses finish at the end of year.

Textiles Technology

Textiles Technology will contribute to the overall education of students by enabling them to confidently use a range of technologies and create an awareness of related career pathways and leisure pursuits. The course encourages students to be proactive, competent, creative, responsible and reflective learners able to take part in further study, work or training.

Food Technology

The Australian food industry is growing in importance, providing numerous employment opportunities and increasing the relevance of Food Technology for the individual and society. There are increasing community concerns about food issues, including hygiene and safety, nutritional claims and the nutritional quality of food, genetic engineering, functional food and the environmental impact of food production processes. Students will explore food-related issues through a range of practical experiences, allowing them to make informed and appropriate choices with regards to food.

Industrial technology

Timber  - The Timber focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the timber and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to timber which are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

  • Cabinetwork
  • Wood Machining.

Practical projects undertaken should reflect the nature of the Timber focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to timber-related technologies. These may include:

  • furniture items
  • decorative timber products
  • storage and transportation products
  • small stepladders or similar
  • storage and display units.

Projects should promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course.

Metals - The Metal focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the metal and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to metal or art metals which are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

  • Metal Machining
  • Fabrication

or

  • Art Metal
  • Jewellery.

Practical projects should reflect the nature of the Metal focus area and provide opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge, understanding and skills related to metal-related technologies. These may include:

  • sheet metal products
  • metal machining projects
  • fabricated projects
  • artistic metal projects
  • jewellery and accessories.

Projects should promote the sequential development of skills and reflect an increasing degree of student autonomy as they progress through the course.

Building and Construction

The Building and Construction focus area provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the building and associated industries.

Core modules develop knowledge and skills in the use of materials, tools and techniques related to building and construction. These are enhanced and further developed through the study of specialist modules in:

  • Construction and Renovation
  • Outdoor Structures and Landscapes.

IST –Information Software and Technology

People can expect to work and live in environments requiring highly developed levels of computing and technological literacy.

The study of Information and Software Technology in year 9 assists students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to solve problems in real life contexts. Through experiential and collaborative tasks, students engage in processes of analyzing, designing, producing, testing, documenting, implementing and evaluating information and software technology-based solutions. Creative, critical and meta-cognitive thinking skills are developed through students' practical involvement in projects.

Core content of the Information and Software Technology programs in stage 5 provides students with specialized knowledge of past, current and emerging technologies, data, hardware, software and people involved in the field of information and software technology. The core also includes legal, ethical, social and industrial issues. Students develop information and software technology solutions through project work, individually and collaboratively. Options provide opportunities for the contextualization of the core and allow choices of areas of interest to be made. Options include artificial intelligence, simulation and modelling, authoring and multimedia, database design, digital media, the Internet and website development, networking systems, robotics and automated systems, and software development and programming.

Information and Software Technology Years 7–10 is a course in which diverse aspects of a students' prior knowledge and skills can be brought together. Students will be given opportunities to build on information and communication technology (ICT) skills, when using and integrating application programs and hardware devices throughout the course. Through approaches such as modelling and prototyping, and other student-centred activities, students will develop knowledge and understanding of both practical and theoretical concepts of the course.

Participation in Information and Software Technology in Years 7–10 appeals to students through practical activities and their enjoyment of learning about and using computers. As a result of studying this course, students will be equipped to make appropriate use of and informed choices about information and software technology both at a personal level and in the workplace.