The Tarawera High School Technology Department offers a wide range of courses, with many students taking more than one option. Courses include strong design, theory and practical elements that provide opportunities for students to study topics that are relevant to the Tarawera High School student body. These practical outcomes provide good ‘take home’ value for the students, with options including Design and Visual Communication (computer graphics), Food and Hospitality, Textiles (soft materials), and Resistant materials (wood and plastics). 

The senior technology courses uses planned assessments to set students up for the appropriate vocational pathways, including some of which that are Industry based standards. 

Throughout the different technology courses, students learn the skills and knowledge that supports further study at a tertiary institution or apprenticeship within each relevant industry.