Studying Computing Technology 7–10 enables students to develop skills in the specific application of computing technologies and to develop digital solutions applicable to a range of industrial, commercial and recreational contexts.
Computing Technology 7–10 focuses on computational, design and systems thinking. It also develops data analysis and programming (coding) skills. The knowledge and skills developed in the course enable students to contribute to an increasingly technology-focused world.
When studying Computing Technology 7–10, students have opportunities to develop skills in analysing data, designing for user experience, connecting people and systems, developing websites and apps, building mechatronic systems, and creating simulations or games. Students use hardware and software to manage and secure data. They also investigate the social, ethical and legal responsibilities of using data as creators of digital solutions while considering privacy and cybersecurity principles.
Students engage with contemporary and advancing technologies that improve access and participation in society. Students explore the impact of innovations in computing technology on society and the environment. They develop skills using a range of hardware and software applications, including multimedia, digital media, virtual and augmented realities, gaming, graphical data and visualisations, networks and devices.
The Computing Technology 7–10 Syllabus builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the Digital Technologies context in the Technology 7–8 Syllabus. Students advance their computing skills across technical knowledge, social and cultural awareness, project management and thinking skills. They are able to transfer knowledge to new situations, building on technical skills and experiences. Students improve their project-management skills through planning, collaboration, communicating ideas, engaging in processes and designing solutions.
Students become increasingly confident, creative, efficient and discerning when using and developing a range of digital products/solutions. They expand their understanding of related work environments while developing skills to equip them for further education, vocational pathways and personal interests.