Technical and Applied Studies

Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) subjects aim to engage students in a diverse range of practical and theoretical activities that provide opportunities for them to solve simple and complex problems.

Using innovative and creative approaches, students are challenged to interpret real life scenarios and with the help of modelling and prototyping methodologies, solve problems presented by these scenarios.

Students develop critical thinking skills, learn about, and use a variety of resources, materials, tools and techniques to solve problems and meet identified needs.

TAS utilises a variety of technologies to assist students. The timber workshops provide students with a variety of modern, industry-standard and well maintained machines, and 3D printers are used to prototype and produce a variety of models and components for projects. Students are exposed to and learn to make use of CAD, and other industry standard software programs.

Our computing based courses provide students with the skills and experiences to navigate a technology based world. They are given opportunities to develop a sound understanding of current and emerging technologies so that they are equipped for further education and for life in the workforce – in all industries, not only those traditionally considered to be technology based.

Courses Offered

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

  • Technology Mandatory (units include)
    • ICT
    • Model Making
    • Food
    • Textile
    • Graphics
    • Metal
    • Timber
    • Mixed Material
  • Design & Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Textile Technology
  • Industrial Technology- Timber
  • Industrial Technology- Metal
  • Graphics Technology
  • Design & Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Engineering Studies
  • Industrial Technology- Timber


Spaces and equipment include:

  • 2 x Timber Workshops
  • 1 Mixed Materials Workshop
  • 1 Construction Workshop
  • Textiles workshop
  • 1 kitchen
  • 2 x Commercial Kitchens
  • Computer Lab/Graphics

Prototyping equipment including 3D printers.

Below are some images of the TAS facilities at St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul, as well as some examples of Major works for Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies:

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