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Information and Software Technology

Information and Software Technology

Course Description

People benefit from high levels of computing and technology literacy in their future lives. Students therefore need to be aware of the scope, limitations and implications of information and software technologies.

Individual and group tasks, performed over a range of projects, enable this practical-based course to deliver the relevant knowledge and skills needed by students. Development of technology skills and information about career opportunities within this area are important aspects of the course.

The Information and Software Technology Years 7–10 course includes Life Skills outcomes and content for students with disability.

What students learn

Students identify a need or problem to be solved, explore a range of possible solutions and produce a full working solution. They use a variety of technologies to create, modify and produce products in a range of media formats.

Group and individual project-based work assist in developing a range of skills, including research, design and problem-solving strategies over the chosen topics.

The course has been designed with an emphasis on practical activities that allow students to sustain focus in a range of interest areas at some depth.

The option topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Simulation and Modelling
  • Authoring and Multimedia
  • Internet and Website Development
  • Software Development and Programming
  • Robotics and Automated Systems.