Doonside Technology High School

Community, Ownership, Resilience & Empowerment

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Technology & applied studies (TAS)


Stage 4

Technology – Years 7 & 8. This is a mandatory course consisting of areas of study in:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Agriculture and Food Technologies
  • Engineering Systems
  • Material Technologies


Through our syllabus, students maximise their achievement in technology through the acquisition of additional knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes. Students are encouraged to Design, Produce and Evaluate, supported by a Design Folio. The use of reflective, flexible and creative thinking skills are encouraged to build understanding of underlying principles such as STEM that can be transferred to different project settings and applications. Study in technology develops skills in enterprise and initiative. Through practical experience it leads students to develop, select and apply technological skills involved in designing and producing through processes of analysing, planning, producing, evaluating and maintaining the material and information needs of our society.


Stage 5


Years 9 & 10 are elective years, with students electing to study subjects for 100 hours, 200 hours courses. These subjects include:

  • Child Studies
  • Engineering
  • Timber Technology
  • Metal Technology
  • Food Technology


Through our syllabus, students engage technology and an understanding of design processes which enable people to manage, interpret, shape and alter their environment to improve their quality of life at home, school, in work places and in the broader community. The rapid rate of technological change in an increasingly knowledge-based society highlights the need for flexible technological capability, innovative thinking and effective communication skills. Students learn about technologies and use a range of materials, tools and techniques relevant to the personal, commercial and global areas of human activity. Technologies assume increased importance when they are applied to solve real problems and to create ideas and solutions in response to needs and opportunities for customers, clients or themselves. They can be used to add functional, aesthetic and environmental value to products.


Stage 6

Year 11 Preliminary and 12 Higher Secondary Certificate elective subjects offered include:

  • Engineering studies
  • Industrial technology – Timber
  • VET – Construction
  • VET – Manufacturing and Engineering
  • VET - Hospitality: Food and Beverage, Kitchen Operations
  • Food Technology
  • VET - Information and Digital Technology