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Digital Technologies comprises of three related strands: Digital Systems, Data and Information, and Creating Digital Solutions.

StrandsDigital SystemsData and InformationCreating Digital Solutions
 Focuses on the hardware, software and network components of digital systems. Students initially learn about a range of hardware and software, and progress to an understanding of how data are transmitted between components within a system, and how the hardware and software interact to form networks.Focuses on the properties of data, how it is collected and represented, and how it is interpreted in context to produce information. Students learn how data is represented and structured symbolically for use by digital systems, as well as techniques for collecting, managing and organising data that is used to solve problems and create and communicate ideas and information.

Explores the interrelated processes and associated skills by which students create digital solutions. Students engage in the four processes of analysing, designing, developing and evaluating. Creating Digital Solutions requires skills in using digital systems and computational, design and systems thinking, and interacting safely by using appropriate technical and social protocols.

Achievement standards

In Digital Technologies, students progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation – Level 2 and then at Levels 4, 6, 8 and 10. 

A 'Towards Foundation Levels A to D' curriculum is provided for students with disabilities or additional learning needs in this curriculum area.

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