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Digital Technologies

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YEAR 7

Learning in Digital Technologies focuses on further developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as decomposing problems and prototyping; and engaging students with a wider range of information systems as they broaden their experiences and involvement in national, regional and global activities.

YEAR 9
Learning in Digital Technologies focuses on further developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as precisely and accurately describing problems and the use of modular approaches to solutions. It also focuses on engaging students with specialised learning in preparation for vocational training or learning in the senior secondary years.

YEAR 10

Students learn the fundamentals of programming and management of data & systems.  Digital Technologies  is both a practical and theoretical subject which investigates how computers work. Students will gain skills in data management, programming, interface design, development and evaluation. This is an Academic Pathway subject with high level programming and writing requirements.

Commerce Certificate Course

Commerce Certificate course is a hands-on commerce subject that caters for both the application of business and information technology skills.  The course will cover both the Certificate I in Business and the Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.  This pathway is ideal for students who plan to move towards the vocational pathway in Years 11 and 12.

YEAR 11 & 12

Digital Solutions – General Senior Subject

Digital Solutions enables students to learn about algorithms, computer languages and user interfaces through generating digital solutions to problems. Students 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 personal, local and global impact computing and the issues associated with the ethical integration of technology into our daily lives.  Students use problem-based learning to write computer programs to create digital solutions that: use data; require interactions with users and within systems; and affect people, the economy and environments. They develop solutions using combinations of readily available hardware and software development environments, code libraries or specific instructions provided through programming.  Students create, construct and repurpose solutions that are relevant in a world where data and digital realms are transforming entertainment, education, business, manufacturing and many other industries.

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology (VET)

Students work with computers and software on a practical level - This training package is a purely competency based subject. Students who complete this course have the opportunity to obtain ICAICT20115  CERTIFICATE II in INFORMATION, DIGITAL MEDIA and TECHNOLOGY.  Throughout this course, students will undertake tasks that represent workplace environment situations. The skills and techniques they will use in this classroom will make them job ready for many workplace environments.  In this course students will study topics including—sustainability, OHS, powerpoint, communicate and work in an IT environment, computer hardware and software (installing software and running diagnostic tests) and corporate marketing. After completing this course of study, students will be equipped to undertake a Certificate III in Information Technology at TAFE or within a traineeship in a workplace.  This course offers many pathways to employment and further competency based study.
 
If you require any further details, please contact:
MJ Raatz, Head of Department (Digital Technologies)
on 3714 2333 or mraat1@eq.edu.au
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Last reviewed 04 June 2020
Last updated 04 June 2020