Learning Continuum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

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This element involves students developing an understanding of how social and ethical protocols and practices are applied when using ICT.

Students apply appropriate practices to recognise the intellectual property for digital information of themselves and others. They use appropriate practices for the physical and logical storage and security of digital information, and apply appropriate protocols when using ICT to safely create, communicate or share information. Students gain an understanding of the benefits and consequences of the use of ICT by individuals, groups and communities and the impact of the use of ICT on the fabric of society. In developing and acting with ICT capability, students:

  • recognise intellectual property
  • apply digital information security practices
  • apply personal security protocols
  • identify the impacts of ICT in society.

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Recognise intellectual property

identify the legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products and apply some referencing conventions

Apply digital information security practices

independently apply strategies for determining and protecting the security of digital information and assess the risks associated with online environments

Apply personal security protocols

identify the risks to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when sharing information in online environments, taking into account different social and cultural contexts

Identify the impacts of ICT in society

explain the main uses of ICT at school, home and in the local community, and recognise its potential positive and negative impacts on their lives

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Recognise intellectual property

apply practices that comply with legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products resources

Apply digital information security practices

independently apply strategies for determining the appropriate type of digital information suited to the location of storage and adequate security for online environments

Apply personal security protocols

identify and value the rights to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves and others when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when using ICT to collaborate with local and global communities

Identify the impacts of ICT in society

explain the benefits and risks of the use of ICT for particular people in work and home environments

Level 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Recognise intellectual property

identify and describe ethical dilemmas and consciously apply practices that protect intellectual property

Apply digital information security practices

use a range of strategies for securing and protecting information, assess the risks associated with online environments and establish appropriate security strategies and codes of conduct

Apply personal security protocols

independently apply appropriate strategies to protect rights, identity, privacy and emotional safety of others when using ICT, and discriminate between protocols suitable for different communication tools when collaborating with local and global communities

Identify the impacts of ICT in society

assess the impact of ICT in the workplace and in society, and speculate on its role in the future and how they can influence its use