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Sydney Distance Education High School

Sydney Distance Education High School

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Technology and applied studies

Technology 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 use a range of tools, materials and techniques in the design process and technological experiences through theory and practical lessons.

The continuum of technology learning is:

  • based on students becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to design and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • an option for student specialisation in high school through a range of syllabuses addressing particular technologies and aspects of design.

Available courses include:


  • Agricultural Technology 7-10
  • Food Technology 7-10
  • Industrial Technology¬† (Automotive, Building and Construction, Electronics) 7-10
  • Textiles Technology 7-10
  • Agriculture Stage 6
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6
Computing Studies
  • Computing Applications Stage 6¬†(Non ATAR)
  • Computing Technology 7-10
  • Enterprise Computing Stage 6 (Year 11 2024 only)
  • Information and Software Technology (Year 10 2024 only)
  • Industrial Technology Multimedia Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 (Year 12 2024 only)
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6 (Year 12 2024 only)
  • Software Engineering Stage 6 (Year 11 2024 only)