Figtree High School

Crescere Fidere Statuere

Telephone02 4271 2787

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.

Available courses include:

  • Technology Mandatory Years 7-8
  • Agricultural Technology Years 7-10
  • Design and Technology Years 7-10
  • Food Technology Years 7-10
  • Graphics Technology Years 7-10
  • Industrial Technology Years 7-10
  • Information and Software Technology Years 7-10
  • Textiles Technology Years 7-10
  • Agriculture Stage 6
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Industrial Technology Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6.


Technology and Applied Studies is a diverse and dynamic faculty, focused on challenging and developing skills and abilities of students at Figtree High School. With a "hands on" approach to learning, students gain skills, knowledge and understanding about materials, design, documentation and management.

Our Trade Training Centre facilities in Hospitality and Metal and Engineering, provide students with access to state of the art facilities and experiences. Other specialist rooms include Textiles and Design, Design and Planning with 3D printing and computer facilities, wood and metal workshops.

Construction students benefit from a functioning Construction shed.

Staff information

  • Ms K Williamson – Head Teacher 
  • Ms J Goodall
  • Ms A Kelly 
  • Mr P Liddle 
  • Ms M Parr - Head Teacher VET 
  • Mr M Scanlan
  • Mr S Solah

Subjects Offered

  • Year 7 and 8 Technology Mandatory (200 hours)
  • Year 7 Information and Communication Technology (40 hours)


Years 9-10

  • Food Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial Technology Timber
  • Industrial Technology Metal
  • Textiles Technology

Years 11-12

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology – Timber and Timber Products
  • Textiles and Design
  • VET - Construction
  • VET - Hospitality
  • VET – Metal and Engineering
  • Work Studies 

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Coffee Bean Café' and Bistro
  • F1 in Schools' program and competition
  • Little Figgies' Playgroup
  • UOW – Engineering and Technology Awards for Graphics, Industrial Technology and Metals students
  • Korean Cultural Exchange Program