Level 1, 2 and 3 Digital Technology/Computing


None, however, Middle School Digital Technology is recommended

Course description:

This course will give students skills in designing and developing digital outcomes which will be able to be applied in future study and employment. Through the below topics students will also look at digital citizenship, ethical issues and considerations, knowledge of file management and computer systems. Students will be able to put together an individualised programme of learning that meets their needs and ability.

Topics include:

  • Digital Solutions – Using the Microsoft Office Suite of programs students will learn applications for spreadsheets, databases, text and word processing, basic computer programming and markup language for website coding.


  • Digital Design – Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign students will learn to create digital documents to industry standard, using good design principles.


Students will have the opportunity to gain between 15-20 Level 2 credits. Each student will create an individual learning pathway and can be assessed by  a variety of Industry Unit Standards.

An Achievement Standard course is also available  (see Mrs Davies for information)

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
Year 11/12 Level 2
US 2780 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system (Level 1) I 3
US 2781 Manage and protect data in a personal computer I 3
US 2784 Create and use a simple computer spreadsheet to solve a problem I 3
US 2786 Create and use a computer database to solve a problem I 3
US 2788 Produce desktop published documents to meet a set brief I 5
US 25656 Create a website using a mark-up language to meet a set brief I 3
US 111 Use a word processor to produce documents for a business or organisation I 5
US 107 Apply text processing skills to produce communications in a business or organisational context I 5
US 12883 Enter and manage text for generic text and information management (Level 1) I 4
US 12884 Create electronic documents and mange a file for generic text and information management I 3
US 12885 Create and enhance electronic documents combining text and images for generic text and information managements I 4
Year 13 Level 3
US 25657 Create a website for a stakeholder using a mark-up language I 6
US 2787 Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for organisation use I 6
US 2785 Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use I 5
US 2789 Produce desktop published documents for organisation use I 6
US 12886 Customise software features and create document templates for generic text and information management I 6

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Cost: Nil

Contact: Mrs G Davies

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