Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

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Brief outline of the organising elements of the ICT general capability of the Australian Curriculum.

Brief outline of the organising elements of the ICT general capability of the Australian Curriculum.

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  • �ApplyappropriatesocialandethicalprotocolsandpracticestooperateandmanageICT
  • StudentsdevelopICTcompetencewhentheylearnto:�InvestigatewithICT:usingICTtoplanandrefineinformationsearches;tolocateandaccessdifferenttypesofdataandinformationandtoverifytheintegrityofdatawheninvestigatingquestions,topicsorproblems.
  • �CreatewithICT:usingICTtogenerateideas,plans,processesandproductstocreatesolutionstochallengesorlearningareatasks
  • �CommunicatewithICT:usingICTtocommunicateideasandinformationwithothersadheringtosocialprotocolsappropriatetothecommunicativecontext(purpose,audienceandtechnology)
  • �OperateICT:applyingtechnicalknowledgeandskillstouseICTefficientlyandtomanagedataandinformationwhenandasneeded


  • 1. The ICT capability learning continuum is organised intofive interrelated elements: Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT Investigating with ICT Creating with ICT Communicating with ICT Managing and operating ICT
  • 2. Students develop an understanding of: Intellectual property pertaining to digital information Digital information security The benefits and consequences of ICT for individuals, groups and communities in society.
  • 3. Students use ICT to: define and plan information searches locate and access data and information select and evaluate data and information by applying criteria to verify the integrity of data and information and their sources.
  • 4. Students use ICT to generate ideas, plans andprocesses to: clarify a task, or the steps and processes required to develop responses to questions or solutions to problems generate products or solutions for challenges and learning area tasks.
  • 5. Students use ICT to: share, exchange and collaborate to enhance learning understand and apply social protocols to receive, send and publish digital data and information, taking into account characteristics of users apply techniques or strategies to ensure security of digital information, to control access, protect files and report abuse.
  • 6. Students: use digital technologies efficiently select appropriate combinations of digital hardware and software to match the needs of the user and the task understand the transferability of knowledge and skills between digital systems and applications use software to manage and maintain information in digital files.
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  • 8.  In your Learning Area identify the ICT capabilities covered in your Year 7 and Year 10 programmes