Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600


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.

Technological and applied studies faculty

The faculty mission statement: To guide students in becoming skilled and knowledgeable in the effective and safe use of technology to best prepare them for work or further studies.

Courses offered

Courses offered include:

  • Design and Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Electronics Industries
  • Engineering Studies