Merewether High School

Scientia Ac Labore - Success through knowledge and application.

Telephone02 4969 3855

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:

  • Design and Technology 8-10
  • Food Technology 8-10
  • Industrial Technology: Engineering 9-10
  • Industrial Technology: Multimedia 9-10
  • Information and Software Technology 8-9
  • Textiles Technology 8-10
  • Design and Technology Stage 6
  • Engineering Studies Stage 6
  • Food Technology Stage 6
  • Information Processes and Technology Stage 6
  • Software Design and Development Stage 6
  • Textiles and Design Stage 6
  • Hospitality Stage 6
  • Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Stage 6
  • Community and Family Studies Stage 6

Faculty Information

The TAS faculty (Technology and Applied Studies) encompasses a wide range of subjects that encourage students to be creative, use skills in team work, planning, designing and evaluating. Practical experiences enable students to develop skills in this area. In 2011 a new commercial kitchen was completed enabling students to meet requirements of a certificate II in Hospitality Kitchen Operations (VET).

Staff list

Vicki McCudden - Head Teacher

Scott Cox - Head Teacher Technology 

Julie D'Amico

Andrew Donaldson

Wendy Inglis - VET Coordinator 

Sherida Johnson - Girls Supervisor

Tony Johnston 

Anna Stuart

Lu Taylor 


Stage 4: Mandatory Technology

Stage 5: Elective subjects - Food Technology, Design and Technology, Textiles Technology, Industrial Technology: Engineering, Industrial Technology: Multimedia.

Stage 6: Hospitality, Food Technology, Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, Textiles and Design, Engineering Studies, Software Design and Development.


The TAS Faculty offers real-life experiences outside teh realm of the school environment through a wide range of excursions to local venues as well as overseas excursions to Vietnam (for Food Technology and Hospitality students) and Canada/USA (for Engineering students) 

Should you wish to contact any of the above staff members, please use the following email address: