Information and Communication Technologies


​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR?  No (Applied subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Information and Communication Technologies? 

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills related to engagement with information and communication technology through a variety of elective contexts derived from work, study and leisure environments of today. 

Students are equipped with knowledge of current and emerging hardware and software combinations, an understanding of how to apply them in real-world contexts and the skills to use them to solve technical and/or creative problems. They develop knowledge, understanding and skills across multiple platforms and operating systems, and are ethical and responsible users and advocates of ICT, aware of the social, environmental and legal impacts of their actions. 

Students apply their knowledge of ICT to produce solutions to simulated problems referenced to business, industry, government, education and leisure contexts.

What makes a student suited to Information and Communication Technologies?

Students who achieve success in Information and Communication Technologies are those who:
  • Enjoy being creative through technology
  • Want to design and create programs, apps, games and media in response to real world challenges and scenarios

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?


What is the cost of this subject?

Nil - all costs covered by Shared Resource Hire Scheme

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Building Websites: Intro to HTML and CSS
In this unit, students explore and develop your knowledge of Website design/development processes through the          introduction of HTML and CSS coding languages.                                                                                                       Introduction to JavaScript:
Students are introduced to the JavaScript programming   language. They will create and modify code that includes functions, parameters, variables, sprites, interactivity and x and y positioning, to create simple animations and games. They will test and predict the outcome of code in order to implement digital solutions that include an e-card and a  simple game.
Formative internal assessment:
• Exam
Summative internal assessment:
• Project - Build a website                         Formative internal assessment:
• Exam
Summative internal assessment:
• Project - Design and create a game 
 Semester 2Data and Us - Introduction to Databases
Students will learn how to create relational databases and perform searches using SQL.  Students will understand the value of data and how computer systems can be used to turn it into meaningful information for users. Using Data - Turning Data into Information
In this unit students will develop skills of data analysis.  They will be able to take complex data provided through tables and charts and analyse it to provide meaningful insights.  Students will then be able to provide evidence based solutions to data problems.
Formative internal assessment:
• Exam
Summative internal assessment:
• Project - Create a database                  Formative internal assessment:
• Exam
Summative internal assessment:
• Unseen essay - Data Analysis
Year 11Unit 1Stop Motion Animation
A look at animation through the lens of stop motion          animation. Students will use digital devices, props and authoring software to create an animation.
Summative internal assessment 1:
Essay - Analyse a Stop Motion Animation
Summative internal assessment 2:
Project - Create a Stop Motion Animation
Unit 2Games Development
Gaming design and creation using authoring software.
Campaigns using ICTs to raise awareness about a brand, product or issue.
Summative internal assessment 1:
Project - Create an animation
Summative internal assessment 2:
Multi-Modal Presentation - Pitching a product
Year 12Unit 3Flash Animation
Basic animation functions of Flash i.e. tweening, frame-by-frame, onion-skinning. 
Print Media and Graphic Design
Use the Adobe Creative Suite to create business documents e.g. business card, letterhead, logo, magazine incorporating design principles.
Summative internal assessment 1:
Project - Create an animation
Summative internal assessment 2:
Multi-Modal Presentation - Pitching a product
Unit 4Short Films and Games
Film techniques e.g. shot types, angles. Use digital devices and authoring software to create a short film.  Students will also look into the booming industry of online gaming and related issues
Summative internal assessment 1:
Project - Create a short film
Summative internal assessment 2:
Essay - Magazine Article


Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019