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  • Applied Information Technology Scope and sequence 2008/25364[v2] Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 1
  • Copyright © Curriculum Council, 2009 This document—apart from any third party copyright material contained in it—may be freely copied, or communicated on an intranet, for non-commercial purposes by educational institutions, provided that it is not changed in any way and that the Curriculum Council is acknowledged as the copyright owner. Copying or communication for any other purpose can be done only within the terms of the Copyright Act or by permission of the Curriculum Council. Copying or communication of any third party copyright material contained in this document can be done only within the terms of the Copyright Act or by permission of the copyright owners. Disclaimer Any resources such as texts, websites and so on that may be referred to in this document are provided as examples of resources that teachers can use to support their learning programs. Their inclusion does not imply that they are mandatory or that they are the only resources relevant to the course. 2 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
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  • Accredited Course UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal Work readiness Personal information Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication and communication technologies technologies technologies • • • • health and safety • changes in ICT and • impact of ICT use on Social Implications and Trends The impact of ICT Occupational Safety brief overview of the Occupational Safety on individuals, and Health issues impact of personal and Health issues issues relating to ICT how the rate of change work and communities and associated with the use ICT use e.g. music relating to the use of use in the workplace affects personal values, communication patterns environments of computers and downloads, copyright computers. • impact of ICT use e.g. productivity, within the small personal technology considerations for copyright communication patterns business or community e.g. safe use of power, image use considerations and lifestyles environment time spent using • brief overview of • the effect of ICT use on • influence of ICT use on • impact of ICT use on technology responsible the environment. behaviour, personal the lifestyle of the • brief overview of the environmental use of opinions or decisions, individual, their work appropriate use of ICT e.g. safe attitudes and values and productivity digital data e.g. the disposal of batteries relationships. issues internet. and personal • advantages and technologies, storage disadvantages of ICT of software and within small business hardware and the community. • brief overview of consequences for individuals who access inappropriate digital data. Values, ethics and • responsibilities and • responsibilities of • responsibilities of ICT • responsibility for • individual rights for • the use of online inclusivity basic personal safety maintaining privacy users to maintain access, availability, privacy solutions e.g. email of ICT users to when using privacy of information. privacy and security of • responsibility and • individual and maintain privacy of technology e.g. information. safeguards required for community rights for information e.g. storing files in the access, availability privacy secure and personal folders and security of • responsibility for responsible web use, • simple methods of information and access, availability and secure log on. responsible and potential for misuse security of information careful use of within a personal and their potential personal technology context. misuse. e.g. secure passwords, access to a network. Past and emerging • brief overview of new • brief overview of the • identification of new • identification of • introduction to major • emergence of online trends in ICT developments in ICT universal design developments in ICT for changes occurring in trends in ICT for solutions e.g. email, for personal use e.g. features in ICT e.g. personal use ICT and the influence personal use wiki, blog mobile phone, text to speech • impact of new ICT on a work environment. • impact and influence of • effects of new trends on Personal Digital applications, use of developments on users. new trends on decision- information publication. Assistant, iPods, accessibility options, making and choices. digital camera graphics. • brief overview of choices available for personal ICT use and how to access those choices e.g. matching individual 4 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence View slide
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  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) communication technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry The impact of ICT on • describe the impact on target • describe the impacts of business  examine the impacts on developers • discuss the impacts of ICT on individuals, audiences while considering technologies on work expectations of new technologies and the industries in the community communities and inclusivity i.e. sight impaired, and lifestyles choices that users make in relation  improved communications environments disabled, gender, age  mobile technology devices on to:  increased productivity • explain the impact of ICT on business e.g. notebooks,  behaviour and relationships of  efficient production processes changing work expectations e.g. mobile and smart phones, individuals • analyse the impacts of ICT on longer and flexible hours in the PDA’s o Virtual Worlds e.g. Second individuals working within industries workplace  24/7 communication Life, the SIMs  improved work habits and • discuss environmental concerns expectations o Role Playing Games e.g. communications  safe disposal of computers • analyse the impacts and effects of World of Warcraft  wider employment location  benefits of using digital media local and national ICT structures on  the physical environment choices e.g. telecommuting. compared to print media, e.g. the flow of information to specific o industry disposal of old emails replacing letters, digital communities and environments technology photos replacing film photos.  mobile phone networks o climate change  internet/broadband o sustainable use of paper  wireless technologies based products  Internet cafes and libraries.  community o satellite technology e.g. Google earth, GPS o online applications i.e. Web2/3  finance and the economy o online auction e.g. Ebay o online banking o live feeds from stock exchange o online retail. Values, ethics and • basic understanding of ethical issues • examine ethical issues related to the • investigate changing societal values • discuss the impact of access to inclusivity relating to the production of media use of technologies within business: and ethics in the use of ICT e.g. global markets on the ability to products  identity theft e.g. phishing, MySpace, Facebook purchase and use of ICT products  privacy pharming • discuss the implications of identity  world-wide access to products Social implications and trends  piracy  piracy i.e. software theft and web sites  intellectual property  breach of intellectual property• identify the need for inclusivity in the  international news sites  copyright i.e. unauthorised use of design of ICT products and services  online censorship of information  plagiarism programming code e.g. monitors for sight impaired, use • investigate end user expectations in • examines the term digital divide.  breach of copyright i.e. illegal of icons, subtitles for deaf, differing cultures e.g. interpretation file sharing, bootleg recordings, equipment for the handicapped and use of language and images in screener DVD’s, plagiarism • discuss digital divide i.e. the websites  security issues i.e. hackers availability of ICT resources to both • analyses ethical issues and • discuss the impacts of the global wealthy and poor sectors of the legislation in industry digital divide on business e.g. e- economy  ethics in ICT in an industry commerce–– paying bills online,  analyse the ethics of employer and context i.e. Code of Conduct online shopping. employee relationships in regards to  intellectual property i.e. patents, the appropriate use of ICT trade marks, registered technologies in the workplace designs.  appropriate user policies  employer’s monitoring of work emails, internet access and computer use Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 7
  • UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D Accredited Course pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal Work readiness Personal information Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication and communication technologies technologies technologies Hardware • recognition of the basic • recognition and • basic identification of • basic functions and • hardware requirements • hardware requirements components and components of personal labelling of basic the components of a components of for personal computer for small business and functions technology systems functions and computer system computer hardware systems including community computer e.g. iPods, computer, components of personal • common peripheral systems peripheral devices systems including mobile phone, charger, office computer devices. • common peripheral • input, output, simple networking and batteries hardware systems e.g. devices (e.g. scanner memory/storage, peripheral devices e.g. • identification of necessity of modem for and printer) for work communication and projectors peripheral devices such internet access, USB use processing components • introductory concepts as personal keyboards, ports and cables for • simple networking • interaction of and terminology trackballs, mouse, connecting devices, equipment for work components and their associated with camera photocopier, scanner productivity to connect function. hardware components • simple techniques for • identification of to the internet. • interaction of the assessing individual common peripheral components: role and ICT needs e.g. larger devices for personal purpose, Hardware and software keyboard, vertical home office use characteristics, mouse, portable vs • simple problem-solving capabilities and desktop computer. techniques e.g. access limitations. to power, available support personnel, following troubleshooting checklists. Applications and • matching commonly • basic identification of • differentiation between • basic exploration of • systems software and • operating systems systems software used application different software used operating and different operating the operating system software required for software and their in a personal home application software systems software for a used in a personal small business or appropriateness when office environment • identification of different work environment computer community systems targeting a different • basic use of software types of common • applications software • commonly used • applications software audience e.g. personal applications for applications and their appropriate to tasks in a applications software, appropriate to tasks in a communication personal technology uses. work environment. such as word small business or software, email and use in a personal home processing, community environment word processing, office environment e.g. presentation and • email communications informal and formal text email, text messaging, desktop publishing, and computer control of and genres. inserting an image, graphics, spreadsheet, simple devices and MSN. graphing, email and processes e.g. use of internet applications. calendar. 8 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
  • UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D Accredited Course pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal Work readiness Personal information Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication and communication technologies technologies technologies Design and • simple physical care of • basic identification of • simple care of a • basic procedures • selection, configuration • selection, configuration acquisition of technology systems e.g. the components computer system e.g. involved in the and maintenance of and maintenance of hardware and closing applications, necessary to assemble dust removal assembly, operation hardware and software hardware and software software proximity of liquids a personal home office • locate suitable places to and maintenance of a components to form a components to form a • brief overview of computer system purchase computer simple work computer suitable personal small business or purchasing choices • brief overview of the systems and system computer system e.g. community computer matching software choices available when components for • identification of basic preventative system e.g. malware applications and considering hardware personal use. factors to consider when maintenance: firewall, spybots hardware to personal and software for acquiring hardware and trojan removal, antivirus • typical methods of needs. personal use in the software. installation acquisition of hardware home office e.g. • comparison of the costs and software for small economic resources. and elements of business or community personal systems organisation available in the • licensing requirements marketplace of common software • identification of factors applications and the to consider when consequences for illegal acquiring hardware and acquisition. software. Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 9
  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and communication Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry Hardware • introduction to networking concepts • define networking concepts: • investigate and compare different types • identify and describe the components, components  file sharing/resource sharing  physical transmission media of computer platforms i.e. MS Windows concepts and terminology for the and functions  physical and logical connections (network cable and wireless and MacOS or Linux establishment of a small-scale • define the following peripheral devices connection) • describe current hardware specifications networked computer hardware system and their functions  basic network components e.g. of typical small-scale multimedia  network topologies for LANs (star,  scanners server, router, modem, network business computer systems for different wireless)  printers interface card, switch purposes  network devices (network interface  digital cameras  security of networks i.e. firewalls,  CPU, primary and secondary card, switch, router, modem)  video cameras passwords memory, graphics output,  protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, • describe the components of a • describe connection issues relating to sound/output, visual output SMTP, WAP) multimedia computer system: the following components: • explain the function of specialised  transmission media (coaxial,  processing (central processing unit)  input / output devices e.g. peripheral devices e.g. graphics tablet, twisted pair, optical, wireless)  input devices i.e. mouse, keyboard Bluetooth, USB, wireless, infrared interactive whiteboard, video capture • describe the major factors affecting the  output devices i.e. monitor, printer  communication devices e.g. PDA, cards functioning of ICT equipment within a  memory/storage mobile phone. • investigate help procedures and other networked environment e.g. o primary i.e. RAM, ROM, cache support hardware/software functionality transmission rates, bandwidth limitations o secondary i.e. flash, magnetic e.g. forums, bulletin boards, on line • knowledge of peripheral devices suited o communication devices tutors, live chats, video conferencing. to selected industry requirements e.g. Hardware and software • describe troubleshooting techniques computer aided manufacturing (CAM) using support documents and/or online lathes and devices, high speed support facilities i.e. faulty monitor, photography for movement analysis. computer not powering on, printers not working. Applications • discuss system software requirements: • describe the application/use of common • describe the efficient operation and • explore skills and techniques required to and systems  operating systems i.e. Windows, ICT business software including maintenance of system utility tools and use specialised application packages software MacOS, Linux descriptions, examples and use of: accessories relevant to selected business/industry  utility software i.e. anti-virus, disk  personal information managers i.e.  disk cleanup tools i.e., cleanup e.g. movement analysis software, fragmenter, compression, Outlook, Lotus Notes temporary files, registry files, business web sites, 3D modelling, encryption  presentation software for business internet cache business desktop publishing  diagnostic software i.e. scan disk  word processing  disk backup tools • use techniques and skills to ensure • introduction to the use of common  simple spreadsheets — basic  disk fragmentation smooth operation of software media and ICT software for: formulas and charting  anti malware/ virus/ spam/ spyware applications.  animation  flat file databases • use and manipulate application  image manipulation  business Office Suites i.e. MS software to combine media to create  presentation Office, Open Office information products e.g. animation,  web authoring  online office applications i.e. audio, image manipulation.  audio Google applications  video  publishing e.g. Adobe suite • discuss troubleshooting using support  online forms for data collection. documents and/or online support facilities – searching for lost files, repairing applications including reinstallation. 10 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and communication Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry Design and • explain the following factors when • introduction to the following factors • explain the role and purpose of • compare and analyse similar software acquisition of purchasing/acquiring hardware/software when purchasing/acquiring benchmarking in relation to the design applications considering: hardware and solutions to suit a media rich hardware/software in a business and acquisition hardware and software  user interface software environment environment • describe criteria when selecting  functions  functions of hardware and  cost versus benefits in a business hardware and software for a specified  technical capabilities software––does the hardware and environment purpose including the minimum  ease of use software meet your requirements?  ergonomic requirements e.g. hardware requirements to run software • investigate the constraints associated  fundamental technical capabilities workstations. Does the equipment • analyse the compatibility issues of with the acquisition and installation of a of hardware and software - can the meet occupational health and running the latest software on current range of hardware components––video hardware meet the minimum safety requirements? hardware. cards, monitors, requirements of the software?  legal acquisition of • discuss the use of service level  output quality––does the software hardware/software i.e. license agreements and outsourcing to meet give the desired output? types: freeware, shareware, business or industry requirements.  cost of hardware and software––is proprietary––have you purchased a the cost within budget? legal copy/licence of the software?  ease of use of software and  warranty and technical support. hardware––who will use the software/hardware? What skills will they need to learn? Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 11
  • UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D Accredited Course pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal communication Work readiness Personal information and Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication technologies technologies technologies The nature, • use of simple functions to • simple techniques for the • use of basic formatting • basic skills and • skills, techniques and • skills, techniques and forms and enhance personal basic collection and functions to enhance the processes required to processes used to processes associated transfer of applications e.g. insert appropriate storage of appeal of the design use, collect and store collect, evaluate and with the capture, storage digital data personal photos, voice personal data e.g. • common file formats. data appropriately store data from a range and transfer of digital recording document naming and • common file formats for of sources e.g. traditional data from a range of • simple ICT skills and placement for ease of data used and digital sources terminology e.g. retrieval • introduction to accuracy • data file formats and their • data file formats and file operation of a mouse, • brief overview of regular and reliability of sources impact on the access, sizes and their impact on opening and closing file formats for storage of of data. transfer or distribution of the access, transfer or relevant software personal data data distribution of data applications, use of • simple techniques to • accuracy, reliability, and • accuracy, reliability, email. assess the reliability and validity of sources of validity and stability of Digital data and information accuracy of data e.g. data. sources of data stability of source, date • introduction to the use of last updated, publication online data and factors or date. constraints such as size, time, cost, locality, access and availability. Processing • simple methods of data • simple file and folder • simple data organisation • data organisation • procedures to manage • characteristics of and organisation using visual organisation e.g. folders methods e.g. files and methods e.g. files, personal digital information produced for managing representations e.g. files with symbols or images folders folders version control resources different purposes and data and folders with image to assist with • location of information • basic skills to manipulate • search strategies for the procedures to record, icon identification using simple search and transform data e.g. sourcing data store, search, retrieve, • awareness of types of • brief overview of the strategies. image manipulation. • development of specific backup and archive data data stored and the effect of data skills to manipulate and • specific skills to reasons for storage e.g. manipulation e.g. music transform data. manipulate and transform storage and retrieval of and video play lists, data as information e.g. documents and photos image collages. production of reports and • simple search strategies charts. to locate information with assistance e.g. identify search location bar, use key search words. 12 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
  • UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D Accredited Course pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal communication Work readiness Personal information and Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication technologies technologies technologies Creative application of • identification of functional information products e.g. • basic use of commonly • identification that information products are • use of appropriate application software to • relationship between the intended audience, the • use of ICT design principles and elements information shopping lists, forms available applications for a purpose and an design, create, edit and design and the final to create, edit and design • use of simple techniques to present personal intended audience present information presentation of present information for a principles to assess usability of information e.g. • introduction to simple products for an intended information specific purpose, personal technology e.g. PowerPoint and Word information design audience • application of principles audience and client display and keypad size with images, sound principles • common information and elements of specifications required for mobile and voice files • use of pre-defined criteria design elements and information design • introduction to the phone. inserted. to evaluate the principles. (purpose, audience and characteristics of effectiveness of the client specifications) to information including design and output. the development of common formats, information products preferred conventions • identification of criteria and simple techniques for evaluating the for navigating information effectiveness of the • introduction to publishing design and output. options, media and formats • techniques used for representing the design of solutions and the criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of information output. Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 13
  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and communication Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry The nature, • discuss the features of and differences • investigate various solutions for business • discuss the impact and use of different • issues related to rapid transfer of large forms and between various file types used in a documents used in print and online file formats on the transfer or distribution volumes of data e.g. streaming media, transfer of media environment––graphics, audio business environments: of data outside broadcasts: digital data and video  transfer of data files between ICT • explore the impact that communication  consider the intended audience  file format and size environments using email, CD/DVD connections (wireless, cable, satellite)  discuss the technologies required to  compression verses quality of data ROMS, flash drives have on: organise, process, download, upload  transferability between applications  file compression, conversion and  file types and store the data  transfer over networks––email, size e.g. lossy, lossless, zip  transfer of data i.e. cost, size  compare the associated factors and internet, intranet.  security of data e.g. pdf and flash interoperability, location, access, constraints in relation to data documents availability transference with reference to size,  introduction to encryption including • compare network bandwidth time, cost, resources, security, requirements for storage and retrieval of Digital data and information the use of public and private keys. locality, access, and availability various file sizes. • explore industry standard equality assurance processes related to data accuracy, reliability and validity. Processing • demonstrates an awareness and use of • incorporate input validation rules for • demonstrate techniques and • investigate how industry manages data and managing the following when creating and storing text, numerical and image based data processes relating to data in a including: data various media solutions (graphics, audio into business products multimedia environment:  managing security concerns i.e. and video): • manipulation of data e.g. saving data in  sourcing, organising, processing, disaster recovery plan, biometrics  archiving, file naming (originals and various formats managing and storing data  backup techniques and archiving of edited) • an introduction to knowledge  ensuring the accuracy, reliability and data  storage and retrieval of digital data management systems and their use in validity of the data including data  storage of data i.e. data warehouses, i.e. file and folder management business e.g. capture sales data and validation techniques data mining and data marts practices produce reports  including data validation techniques  online data management e.g. call  metadata i.e. html tags as used in • input and extract data from a data store  minimisation of threats to the centres based in overseas countries. web pages (database, Information Management integrity and security of data by using • discuss the processing of industry data  referencing and search strategies. system, email system). passwords, firewalls, encryption, while considering: anti-virus software.  bandwidth limitations of networks  compression of data files  encryption methods — data encryption keys digital signatures. 14 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and communication Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry Creative • define and apply information design • define and apply information design • critically evaluate and apply information • apply information design principles in application of principles in the creation of media principles in the creation of business design principles in the creation of the creation and promotion of a information related technology products related technology products evolving media related technology corporate identity considering design considering: considering: products considering:  ICT solutions across a range of principles  a specified target audience  a specified target audience  a specified target audience media to suit purpose and intended including: including: including: meaning o purpose o purpose o purpose o inclusivity o content o presentation medium e.g. poster, o presentation medium o usability o navigation structure web site, brochure o parameters of design o currency and accuracy of data o interface design––aesthetics – content o content  evaluation of the effectiveness of  creative design principles including: – aesthetics o navigation structure the ICT solution against the design o balance  creative design principles including: o interface criteria. o proportion o balance o relevant language and terminology o unity o proportion • creative design principles including: o harmony o dominance  balance  elements of design including: o unity  rhythm o space  elements of design including:  proportion o colour o typography––font types, alignment  dominance o alignment o texture  unity o position o colour––harmony, contrast  harmony o form. o white spaces  emphasis o shape. • elements of design including:  focus point  contrast  alignment  position  line  texture  colour––harmony, spaces  typography  pattern  movement. Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 15
  • UNIT PA UNIT PB UNIT 1A UNIT 1B UNIT 1C UNIT 1D Accredited Course pp. 10–11 pp. 12–13 pp. 14–15 pp. 16–17 pp. 18–19 pp. 20–21 Course Content Personal information Personal home office Personal communication Work readiness Personal information and Community information (pp. 4–5) communication communication and communication technologies technologies technologies Careers, work • brief overview of ICT • identification of types of • identification of work ICT • identification of pathways • identification of pathways • identification of and jobs skills required for jobs that involve use of requirements and that provide relevant and opportunities within pathways, qualifications, personal use. computers at home responsibilities qualifications, experience the personal environment experiences and • identification of technical • basic identification of skill and skills in ICT that provide relevant personal attributes support available for a requirement and • identification of work qualifications, experience required for working personal home office e.g. pathways available for readiness skills required and skills in ICT within the ICT industry help line from technology ICT careers. for individual work • use of ICT for personal • work structure options in provider, public and pathways. use to support lifelong the small business or private tuition. learning. community organisation marketplace e.g. working from home, ‘tele- working’, contract work. Work • brief overview of the • introduction to the • identification of • identification of • implications of legislation • identification of relevant environments consequences of consequences of legislation that impacts legislation that affects the for users of ICT at school legislation and legal, and relevant regulations that relevant regulations that on the user in a personal user of ICT in entering and home e.g. moral and social legislation apply to safe use of apply to personal ICT context the work place cyberbullying responsibilities of ICT Workplace, practices and career personal ICT e.g. use e.g. copyright • ergonomic practices for • principles, ergonomic • principles, ergonomic users e.g. equal inappropriate use of acknowledgement, ICT users e.g. correct practices and practices and critical opportunity, anti- websites, email and slander, bullying, privacy posture Occupational Safety and factors that affect ICT discrimination and codes images, netiquette • simple methods for safely • identification of Health issues in relation users and their of conduct for ICT use • brief overview of the using ICT environmental factors to ICT good practice environment. • Occupational Safety and dangers of poor • introduction to some of that affect ICT users. • common environmental Health requirements, ergonomic practices e.g. the potential effects of factors that affect ICT ergonomic practices and seating, lighting, screen ICT use on personal users. critical environmental glare. health and wellbeing. factors • economic effects of the implementation of ICT in a small business or community organisation. Technology • simple problem-solving • basic technology skills • simple techniques for • use of personnel, visual • application of ICT • application of ICT processes in techniques for and terminology required representing design manuals or basic methodologies used for problem-solving the workplace representing ideas. to use equipment safely solutions e.g. instructions to solve problem-solving methodologies used in e.g. ‘kill’ switches for brainstorms and operational problems and • simple techniques for the small business or personal equipment, safe annotated diagrams make design decisions representing the design community organisation proximity, on/off. • basic technology skills • basic technology skills of solutions e.g. design • application of ICT to required to use and terminology required briefs, annotated increase efficiency and equipment safely. to use equipment safely. diagrams and quality e.g. storyboards organisational/time • use of ICT to increase management skills, personal efficiency and cooperative and quality of output. collaborative teamwork, enterprise and creativity in the small business or community organisation. 16 Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence
  • UNIT 2A UNIT 2B UNIT 3A UNIT 3B Accredited Course pp. 22–24 pp. 25–27 pp. 28–30 pp.31–32 Course Content Media information and communication Information and communication Evolving information and Information and communication (pp. 4–5) technologies technologies in business communication technologies technologies in industry Workplace, practices and career Careers, work • investigation of multimedia related • demonstrates an awareness of training • investigate qualifications and training • discuss appropriate industry and jobs  careers e.g. web designer, graphic opportunities in relevant business related to evolving technology based qualifications e.g. MCP, CCNA, CNE designer, video editor, software employment opportunities • discuss the potential development of photographer • investigation of alternative career • discuss the impacts of ICT on future new skills and qualifications that arise  training pathways e.g. TAFE, pathways for business employment e.g. career opportunities e.g. job growth from the rapid expansion of ICT and university qualifications. data entry and operator, digital accounts areas versus job loss/reductions. globalisation e.g. web design skills, • shows an understanding of multi- database skills. skilling. Work • introduction to and awareness of • investigates the impact of ICT use • discuss the impact of legislation • investigate changing work environments environments practices and legislation issues relating within a business organisation affecting evolving technologies associated with a global economy e.g. and to:  ICT Code of conduct i.e. considering: international work opportunities, ‘one legislation  privacy of information including the appropriate use of equipment and  copyright––fair dealing, moral job for life’ theory, qualification Privacy Act (Australian) ethical use of company information, rights Copyright Act recognition  copyright e.g. Australian Copyright email and internet usage, proxy  intellectual property • discuss relevant legislation affecting Act 1968. server logs  occupational, health and safety production in a global market e.g. visa • introduction to company liability in terms including the OHS Act. restrictions, international copyright of: variations.  Occupational Safety and Health  employee privacy. Technology • examine common workplace processes, • analysis of client requirements and • use and describe common work • describe strategies to maintain processes in including use of concept maps, needs i.e. requirements analysis processes, including use of detailed employees’ skill levels i.e. on the job the workplace proposals, research and storyboards • describes factors influencing teams in a concept maps, proposals, research and training, short courses in relevant • explain the use of project teams i.e. business environment i.e. job security, storyboards in product development software skilling, power users team members working collaboratively gender bias, communication. • analysis of client requirements and • consider project management strategies in the same or different locations. needs i.e. requirements analysis to encourage flexibility, originality, and • explain the requirements of individuals risk taking in ICT projects. or characteristics for the work environment e.g. working independently, cooperatively and collectively. Applied Information Technology: Scope and sequence 17