Technology and Applied Studies (TAS)

 

TAS courses available at the College:

Design & Technology  Engineering Studies   

  Food Technology

 Industrial Technology -  Graphics Technologies

Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies

 Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies
 Information Processes & Technology  Software Design & Development

 Textiles and Design


 

Design & Technology Multimedia Focus 2 Unit

Design & Technology allows students to understand technology and design and apply this knowledge creatively to specific design problems (challenges) through a series of projects.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Design & Technology Course)

This is a course for designers of tomorrow. Design and Technology provides creative and innovative students with the opportunity to study design and production as they face design challenges.

A student who wishes to persue a career in the Multimedia and/or Graphic Design industry would benefit from studying this course.

This subject can provide fundamentals skills for future study at university and TAFE eg Design, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Information Digital Media and Technology, Visual Design, Visual Communication.

Pre-Requisites: Students DO NOT NEED to have previous experience in their chosen practical field, but it does assist them.

 

Design & Technology Textiles 2 Unit

Design & Technology allows students to understand technology and design and apply this knowledge creatively to specific design problems (challenges) through a series of projects.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Design and Technology Course)

This is a course for designers of tomorrow. Design and Technology provides creative and innovative students with the opportunity to study design and production as they face design challenges.

This subject offers further credit in some courses at University and TAFE eg Design Fundamental and Fashion Production.

Pre-Requisites: Students DO NOT NEED to have previous experience in their chosen practical field, but it does assist them.

 

Design & Technology Wood 2 Unit

Design & Technology allows students to understand technology and design and apply this knowledge creatively to specific design problems (challenges) through a series of projects.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Design and Technology Course)

This is a course for designers of tomorrow. Design and Technology provides creative and innovative students with the opportunity to study design and production as they face design challenges. .

This subject can provide fundamental skills and knowledge for the study of Product & Industrial Design.

Pre-Requisites

Students DO NOT NEED to have previous experience in their chosen practical field, but it does assist them.

 

Engineering Studies

Engineering Studies is made up of a number of Engineering Application Modules and an Engineering Focus module based on study from particular Engineering fields. Both Preliminary and HSC Courses offer students knowledge, understanding and skills in aspects of engineering that include communication, engineering mechanics/hydraulics, engineering materials, historical/societal influences, engineering electricity/electronics, and the scope of the profession. Students study engineering by investigating a range of applications and fields of engineering.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Engineering Course)

It is ideally suited to students who intend to pursue careers in Architecture, Engineering or Technology at university level or TAFE.

 TAFE may offer advanced standing in the following courses:

  • Associate Diploma in Building and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Certificate courses in Mechanical Technology and Industrial Engineering.

    Pre Requisites: Students must be capable of attempting 2 Unit Mathematics successfully. this means Pathways 5.3 or top 10% of Pathways 5.2 Maths.

 

 Food Technology

The Food Technology syllabus provides students with a broad knowledge of food related technology and skills that are relevant and transferable to other areas of life. Such skills include the ability to analyse, research, experiment, prepare food, manage resources and communicate. This Course has been written to complement both employment and further education options. This course is suitable for students wishing to continue at either university or TAFE.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Food Technology Course)

A thought-provoking and challenging course for those interested in the paddock to plate pathway of food. Food Technology studies the affect food has on our lifestyles, well being and longevity.

 It has a major emphasis upon theory, requiring discussion, research and analysis. Practical experiences are incorporated to support and supplement learning.

 It will appeal to students keen to explore food related issues and/or a desire to work in the food industry, either in the agriculture, science, nutrition, hospitality, marketing or retail fields.

Complementary subject choices include:

Biology: Nutritional aspects of human development, sensory perception and microbiology of food borne diseases. The use of genetic engineering technology in food production.

PD/H/PE: Nutrition and sports nutrition, dietary disorders and well being.

Business Studies/ Economics and Geography: The impact of climates on food production. The influence of supply and demand on food trends and pricing. Concepts of marketing, market segments, profit and loss.

Hospitality: Food preparation techniques, Health, Safety and Hygiene, characteristics of food.

And to a lesser degree,

Chemistry: Basic food science, functional properties of food.

 

Industrial Technology - Graphics Technologies

Industrial Technology - Graphics is a hands on course that involves the realisation of a Major Project and Portfolio. The Major 3D Project incorporates a set of related drawings and models around the design and planning of a product or structure.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Industrial Technology Course)

Industrial Technology - Graphics is suited to a diverse range of students wishing to develop technical drawing skills and gain an understanding of the graphics industry. This subject would be especially helpful for students who would like to enter the architectural, engineering or product design vocations. It would also help students interested in becoming tradesmen and reading technical drawings.

Pre-Requisites: NIL. However, students with previous experience in Graphics would find it advantageous.

NOTE: Industrial Technology Graphics cannot be studied in conjunction with any other Industrial Technology subjects.

 

Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies

Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies is a hands-on course that involves the realisation of a Major Project and Management Folio.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Industrial Technology Course)

Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies is suited to a diverse range of students wishing to develop their practical skills and gain an understanding of industry. This subject would be especially helpful for students entering the following professions: joinery, carpentry and cabinet making.

Personal Protective Equipment: 

Students are to be aware that they have to supply personal protective clothing items such as workshop apron, hearing protection, disposable ear plugs and steel cap boots.

 Pre-Requisites: NIL, However students with previous experience working with Timber Products & Furniture would find it advantageous.

NOTE: This course CANNOT be taken in association with VET Furnishings.

Industrial Technology Timber Products & Furniture cannot be studied in conjunction with any other Industrial Technology subject.

 

Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies

Industrial Technology - Multimedia is a hands-on course that involves the realisation of a Major Project and Management Folio in the HSC year.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Industrial Technology Course)

The Industrial Technology - Multimedia course is suited to a diverse range of students wishing to develop their practical skills and gain an understanding of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. This course makes a particularly good combination with VET Information Technology course, and/or Software, Design & Development (SDD), and/or Information Processes & Technology (IPT) and/or Computer Applications.

Pre-Requisites: Nil, However students with previous experience with ICT tools and programs would find it advantageous.

NOTE: Industrial Technology Multimedia cannot be studied in conjunction with any other Industrial Technology subject.

 

Information Processes & Technology (IPT)

Information Processes & Technology is the study of computer-based information communication systems. It focuses on information processes performed by these systems and the procedures resulting from the processes are considered. Different types of information systems are studied. Through project work students will create their own information system to meet an identified need. This course has significant advanced standing at University and TAFE.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the IPT Course)

Information Processes and Technology is suited to a diverse range of students wishing to develop their practical skills and gain an understanding of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Industry. Information Processes & Technology makes a particularly good combination with VET Information Technology course and/or Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies and/or Software, Design & Development (SDD).

Pre-Requisites: NIL, however students with previous experience with ICT tools and programs would  find it advantageous.

 

Software Design & Development (SDD)

Software Design & Development Course provides students with a systematic approach to problem-solving, an opportunity to be creative, with excellent career prospects and interesting content. Software Design & Development is a distinctive field within the Computing discipline. Approaches to software development are many and varied. 

In order to develop solutions communication, personal and team skills are required by the developers. Together, these components provide the basis for the course.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the SDD Course)

Students interested in the fields of software development, smart phone apps, game development, software for hardware and computer science will find this subject of value. The subject is not only for those who seek further study at TAFE and/or University but also for those who wish to understand the underlying principles of software design and development.

The subject is intended for both genders. The computing field, particularly in the area of software design and development, offers opportunities for creativity and problem-solving and a collaborative work environment where working with people and exploring issues is an integral part of the job. It is critical that students of both genders have the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to pursue the many new, exciting and highly paid employment opportunities that exist in the field.

Software Design and Development promotes intellectual, social and ethical growth in students. On completion, the subject provides students with options in the workforce, TAFE and university study.

Pre-Requisites: It would be advantageous for students to have studied Computer Studies in Year 9 and 10, or have good mathematical skills.

As the Course relies on students' ability to break down a problem into a series of steps, students MUST be capable of undertaking 2 Unit Mathematics.

 

Textiles & Design

Textiles & Design is a hands-on course that involves the realisation of a Major Project in the HSC year.

The course enables students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the properties and performance of textiles through the study and analysis of fibre, yarn and fabric. Students will study the principles and elements of design as well as a variety of colouration and decoration techniques. The role of the Textile industry along with contemporary designers and innovation in textiles are also studied.

For Whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Textiles and Design Course)

This is a course for fashion designers of tomorrow. Students should have an interest in designing and producing quality, innovative creative items of apparel, textile art, furnishing or costume.

This subject offers further credits in some courses at TAFE and University.

Pre-Requisites: Nil. However, students with previous experience in Textiles would find it advantageous.

 

Contact Person: 

Studies Coordinator (TAS): Trish Stallard

Email: patricia.stallard@mn.catholic.edu.au