Information Technology

Information and Communication Technologies prepare students for learning in this 21st Century.

 

Students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school.

The capability involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment through our Digital Literacy program.

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The Learning Area of Information Technology aims:

  • To develop students’ computer skills ranging from the fundamental to the skills required in making use of a networked, internet-enabled environment.

  • To assist students in their ongoing skill development using common software applications and packages as they progress through their secondary education.

  • Develop skills in using a variety of ICT hardware, equipment and software effectively, efficiently and responsibly.

  • To appreciate the importance of ergonomics in constructing a safe ICT environment.

  • To encourage students to develop essential information literacy skills through use of the internet, email and web 2.0 applications.

 

Years 7 and 8

Information Technology is integrated throughout the learning areas. Students participate in a Digital Literacy Program to assist with the development of software and hardware fundamentals in addition to the responsible and safe use of the Internet.

 

Years 9 and 10

Students may study one of the following electives:

  • Computer Programming

  • Information Technology Applications and Hardware

  • Media Production and Web Development

 

Years 11 and 12

Students have the opportunity to develop their ICT skills through the VCE studies of:

  • Information Technology

  • Information Technology: Applications

  • Software Development