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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

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Technology and Applied Studies

Overview of Faculty 

The Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) faculty offers a range of courses where students have opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of technology contexts. In Stage 4 & 5 students learn primarily through project based learning where there is a strong focus on practical problem solving. In Stage 6 all subjects have an academic focus which is supplemented by some practical applications.

Courses Offered


Years 7 & 8  Technology


Years 9 & 10 - Stage 5

Industrial Technology Engineering

Graphics Technology

Food Technology

Comupting Technology

Years 11 & 12 - Stage 6

Engineering Studies

Software Design & Development (SDD)

Information Processes and Technology (IPT)

Enterprise Computing (NEW 2024)

Software Engineering (NEW 2024)

Key Excursions and Learning Opportunities

Coding - Grok Learning, After School Club

Engineering competitions - Auricon, UWS, UNSW

Further details about additional opportunities for students

The staff of each faculty are highly involved in running and supporting student leaders to lead a wide variety of co-curricular, enrichment, clubs & societies as part of the school's strong commitment to  talent development opportunities. These programs also play a key part of ensuring that students work alongside not only their classmates, but with other like minded students from across the 6 cohorts within the school. 

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