Learning Continuum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

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This element involves students managing and operating ICT to investigate, create and communicate.

Students apply technical knowledge and skills to select, use and troubleshoot appropriate digital technologies. They develop an understanding of hardware and software components, and operations of appropriate ICT systems, including their functions, processes, procedures and devices. Students apply technical knowledge and skills to efficiently and securely manage and maintain digital data. In developing and acting with ICT capability, students:

  • select and use hardware and software
  • understand ICT systems
  • manage digital data.

Level 1

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Understand ICT systems

identify common consumer ICT systems with input and output functions

Select and use hardware and software

identify and safely operate ICT systems to complete relevant simple specified tasks and seek help when encountering a problem

Manage digital data

save and retrieve digital data with support

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Understand ICT systems

identify the main components of common consumer ICT systems, their fundamental functions, and describe them using basic ICT terminology

Manage digital data

manage and maintain digital data with guidance

Select and use hardware and software

identify and safely operate a selected range of appropriate devices, software, functions and commands when operating an ICT system and attempt to solve a problem before seeking help

Level 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Select and use hardware and software

identify and independently operate a range of devices, software, functions and commands, taking into consideration ergonomics when operating appropriate ICT systems, and seek solutions when encountering a problem

Manage digital data

manage and maintain digital data using common methods

Understand ICT systems

identify and compare the use of the main components of different ICT systems