In a world that is increasingly digitised and automated, it is
important that students can navigate and prosper in this world.
Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by
influencing how information systems and practices are applied to meet current
and future needs. A deep knowledge and understanding of information systems
enables students to be creative and discerning decision-makers when they
select, use and manage data, information, processes and digital systems to meet
needs. Digital systems also support new ways of collaborating and
communicating, and require new skills such as computational and systems
thinking. These technologies are an essential problem-solving toolset in our
Information and Communication Technology will equip students with
knowledge of current and emerging hardware and software combinations, an
understanding of how to apply them in real- world contexts and the skills to
use them to solve technical and/or creative problems. Students will develop
knowledge, understanding and skills across multiple platforms and operating
systems, and will be ethical and responsible users and advocates of ICT, aware
of the social, environmental and legal impacts of their actions. Through
practice in problem-solving in a variety of contexts, both individually and
collaboratively, it promotes adaptable, competent and self-motivated users and
consumers of ICT who can work with clients and colleagues to identify issues
and solve problems.
In Digital Solutions, students learn about algorithms, computer
languages and user interfaces through generating digital solutions to problems.
They engage with data, information and applications to create digital solutions
that filter and present data in timely and efficient ways while understanding
the need to encrypt and protect data. They understand computing’s personal,
local and global impact, and the issues associated with the ethical integration
of technology into our daily lives.