Technology and Applied Studies
Students in this area are engaged in a diverse range of activities including computer modelling and design, research, experimentation, cutting and machining materials, as well as assembly of major practical projects using textiles, plastics, wood, metals and combinations of materials. Selection and manufacturing techniques of food, textiles, metals, and plastics, together with the exploration of families and parenting responsibilities are also encompassed in this group of courses.
All these courses form a valuable foundation for a range of studies at university and other tertiary institutions, while assisting in preparing students for employment. They also link to students’ personal, social and recreational needs outside the classroom.
- an air conditioned commercial kitchen
- a workshop equipped with an extensive range of power tools
- a textiles room with computerised sewing facilities
- an engineering room with extensive testing and experimental equipment
- a design room with computing facilities allowing for CAD
Courses taught include:
- Community & Family Studies (Explores supporting the needs of individuals and social groups)
- Construction (Voc Ed course providing industry recognised credentials)
- wide choice of individually designed projects in a range of materials)
- Engineering Studies (Course includes Biomedical, Telecommunications, Civil & Aeronautical)
- Food Technology (Studies nutrition, selection and preparation of food in relation to the well-being of individuals)
- Hospitality (Voc Ed course providing industry recognised credentials)
- Industrial Technology – Timber Products & Furniture Industries (Major works produced in timber Textiles & Design (Examines the social significance of textiles and enables major