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.
At Wollumbin High School in Stage 4, students have the opportunity to undertake several project types within context areas which include Materials, Food/Ag, Engineered systems, and Digital technologies (including coding).
In Stage 5, students are able to undertake project types with Industrial Technology Timber (cabinetmaking/ wood turning), Industrial Technology Metal (Fabrication/ Metal machining) and Food Technology (varied cooking solutions).
In Stage 6, students have the opportunity to undertake project types with Design & Technology (mini-projects in the preliminary year leading to the Major Design Project for the HSC year) and Hospitality (Industry standard food applications).
Below is generic content as provided by the NSW Department of Education.