Iona Presentation College

Technology and Applied Studies

The Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Learning Area allows students to extend themselves across a wide variety of practical-related areas. Each student is welcomed to be involved in TAS subjects such as Children Family and Community, Food Science and Technology and/or Materials, Design and Technology - Textiles.

TAS courses have a practical and hands on approach. Students use resources including materials (both raw and processed), tools and machines, knowledge, skills and experiences to create products and meet design criteria.

These courses examine development and developmental needs, social belief systems, the family, values, and resources that support daily living. Students learn how to care for themselves, others and the environment in which they live.

Creating opportunities to engage with industry and the community is an important focus of the Learning Area, through guest speakers, excursions, incursions and tours; students immerse themselves in these creative technology courses.