Technological and applied studies teachers

Technological and applied studies (TAS) teachers are in high demand in NSW public schools. Find out about the attributes of great TAS teachers and how to decide if you should teach TAS.

Technological and applied studies (TAS) is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative subject areas.

TAS teachers in NSW public schools teach a diverse range of subjects, including:

  • agriculture/agricultural technology
  • design and technology
  • engineering studies
  • food technology
  • graphics technology
  • industrial technology
  • information and software technology
  • information processes and technology
  • software design and development
  • technology (mandatory)
  • textiles and design/textiles technology.

Students in NSW public schools complete a mandatory technology course in Years 7 and 8.

Attributes of great TAS teachers

TAS teachers thrive on both the creative and practical challenges associated with teaching cutting-edge subjects such as engineering, food technology, information and software technology, software design and development and textiles and design. As many of the TAS subjects are constantly changing, great TAS teachers are always looking for opportunities to increase their bank of resources that will deeply engage and challenge students.

How to decide if you should be a TAS teacher

If you're interested in staying up-to-date with the latest innovations, new and diverse technological applications and the impact of technology on society and the environment, consider a career as a TAS teacher. If you are particularly enthusiastic about guiding students as they learn to apply technological skills and knowledge to real life situations, you could become a great TAS teacher.

How to become a TAS teacher

Find out more about the steps you will need to take to become a teacher in a NSW public school.

Get paid to become a TAS teacher

Scholarships are available to HSC students, university students and industry professionals considering becoming a TAS teacher. Find out how you can get paid to study to become a TAS teacher in NSW public schools.

The Teach and Learn Scholarship (High Demand Subject Areas) is also available to current teachers who would like to become a TAS teacher.


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