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 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Select and use hardware and software

select from, and safely operate, a range of devices to undertake specific tasks and use basic troubleshooting procedures to solve routine malfunctions

Understand ICT systems

identify, compare and classify basic ICT system components

Manage digital data

manage and maintain data on different storage mediums – locally and on networks

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Select and use hardware and software

independently select and operate a range of devices by adjusting relevant software functions to suit specific tasks, and independently use common troubleshooting procedures to solve routine malfunctions

Understand ICT systems

identify and compare networked ICT system components including between hardware, software and data

Manage digital data

manage and maintain data for groups of users using a variety of methods and systems

Level 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Select and use hardware and software

justify the selection of, and optimise the operation of, a selected range of devices and software functions to complete specific tasks, for different purposes and in different social contexts

Understand ICT systems

apply an understanding of networked ICT system components to make changes to functions, processes, procedures and devices to fit the purpose of the solutions

Manage digital data

manage and maintain data securely in a variety of storage mediums and formats