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Ambarvale High School

Ambarvale 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.

TAS at our school

All subjects in the TAS area offer outstanding training, educational excellence and job skill opportunities specifically aligned to industry and career pathways. 

We are located in B and J block and have a wide range of facilities including five industrial workshops, a commercial kitchen, a junior food kitchen and three computer rooms.

Our TAS staff

TAS Head teacher

  • Mr Shaw 

Teaching Staff

  • Mr Koens
  • Mr Simmons
  • Mr Davies
  • Mr Tan
  • Mr Dale
  • Ms Marsden

We offer a wide range of courses throughout all stages of education.

To see samples of student work and watch videos that explain what our subjects are all about visit our AHS TAS website.

TAS Years 7 and 8

Technology is a mandatory subject in Yr 7 and 8. We deliver it in 4 semester projects over the two years.

Year 7 Units

These units are studied one semester each unit:

  • Sphero (Digital Technology) 
  • Our Built Environment (Engineered Systems)

Year 8  Units 

These units are studied one semester each unit:

  • Put Your Feet Up (Material Technologies - Timber)
  • From Garden to Home (Agriculture and Food             Technologies)

TAS Years 9 and 10

Subjects offered in Years 9 and 10 are:

Industrial Technology

  • Timber 
  • Metal 
  • Multimedia

Food Technology

TAS Years 11 and 12

Subjects offered in Years 11 and 12 are:

Industrial Technology 

  • Timber and Furnishings
  • Multimedia

Information and Processes Technology (IPT)

Work Health and Safety

Students need to meet mandatory safety requirements in order to comply with Work Health and Safety regulations. These include:

  • Wearing closed in leather upper shoes in all practical lessons
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment as instructed by the teacher. Examples include: appropriate footwear, aprons, safety glasses and ear protection. Senior students will need to meet the course requirements including wearing steel capped shoes for Construction and the full chef's uniform for Hospitality.
  • Following teacher directions at all times and behaving in a safe manner in the classroom.
  • Attending all safety demonstrations of tools and machinery before being permitted to use equipment.
  • Achieving 100% in a series of safety test within a web based application called OnGuard applicable to their subject.