Technological and Applied Studies
The Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) KLA caters for a broad range of student interests, abilities and backgrounds through the practical application of knowledge and the development of skills and attitudes within a variety of Technology courses.
These courses engage students in a diverse range of practical activities that provide opportunities for them to achieve success in areas relevant to them as individuals and to society.
Technology education provides students with opportunities to be involved in creative and practical experiences using a range of technologies. These technologies may be used for researching, designing, manipulating and producing products, systems and environments. Students develop critical thinking skills and learn about, and use, a variety of resources, materials, tools and techniques to solve problems and meet identified needs.
A diverse and changing range of technologies are in development and use across society. Technology education assists students to develop an understanding of the impact of technologies on culture, society and the environment. It promotes capacity for innovation, creativity, enterprise, management, collaboration and communication.
TAS Courses Offered at Parramatta Marist
In years 7 and 8 all students study the Technology Mandatory course. This course aims to introduce students to a range of technologies and gives them experiences in designing, producing and evaluating projects. Our students will gain experience in the areas of:
- Products - completing units on food design and industrial design
- Built Environments - completing a unit on interior design or landscape design
- Information and Communications - completing a unit on digital media design.
Throughout the two years students will work in the Computing Labs, the Hospitality Room and the Industrial Workshops.
The following courses have been offered to students:
- Industrial Technology
- Information Processes and Technology
- Software Design and Development
- Engineering Studies