Technology and Applied Studies (TAS)
The Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) faculty at Farrer incorporates a wide range of subjects, which provide students with opportunities to engage in innovative and practical design thinking activities, utilising diverse technologies. Students learn about different technologies and use a range of materials, tools and techniques to solve real problems, and to create ideas and solutions to needs or opportunities as presented.
The faculty mission statement
To promote and develop in each student, skills and knowledge to effectively embrace and use technology in preparation for work or further studies.
In Year 7 and 8 (Stage 4), students actively participate in Technology Mandatory, exploring areas including Engineering, Manufacturing, Coding & Robotics, Food and Agriculture. In Stage 5 and 6, students can also select from a range of elective TAS courses. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through a design and production process using an increasing range of tools, materials and techniques in practical lessons and related theory.
The TAS faculty offers the following subjects:
Stage 4 - Years 7 and 8:
- Technology Mandatory
Stage 5 - Years 9 and 10:
- Industrial Technology - Timber &/or Metal &/or Engineering
- Computing Technology
- Food Technology
- Graphics Technology
Stage 6 - Years 11 and 12:
- Industrial Technology - Timber or Metal or Multimedia
- Engineering Studies
- Software Engineering
Equipment and Resources: The Farrer TAS Faculty was officially opened in 2019 and incorporates a combination of well equipped industrial workshops and integrated technology such as a CNC router, CNC Lathe and Laser Cutter to further enhance practical experiences. The computing area incorporates many aspects of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) training and emphasis is also focused on coding and robotics.