Year 9 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Digital Technologies is the term used to describe the subjects of learning which fall under the categories of Digital Information, Information Management, ICT and Computer Skills, Computer Studies and Computer Science.

Digital Technologies enables students to access, manage, integrate, critically evaluate, communicate, and create diverse information in an innovative and ethical way, and to meaningfully engage with a range of wider community stakeholders to solve problems and produce outcomes. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and ability to adapt themselves to an ever-changing global environment.

Students choosing digital technologies pathways will develop the more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. The new content covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes.

Computational thinking is about understanding the computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies, and learning how to develop instructions, such as programming, to control these technologies.
Designing and developing digital outcomes is about understanding that digital systems and applications are created for humans by humans, and developing knowledge and skills in using different digital technologies to create digital content across a range of digital media.

Course Overview

Semester A
Digital Information such as the presentation and management of data including file management, word processing, digital presentations.
Suggested software: Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Slideshare; Google docs

Digital Media such as video production, multi-media design and animation, web design, on-screen presentations, brochures, advertisements
Suggested software: Publisher, Photoshop, Premier Pro

Programming & Computer Science such as writing a simple program using drag and drop tools to create a simple game or programme a robot.
Suggested software: SCRATCH, EdScratch



Assessment Policy & Procedures

Year 10 Digital Technologies

Career Pathways

Software Developer, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Technical Writer, Information Technology Architect, Game Developer, Project Manager, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

USB flash drive

Pathway Tags

Advertising, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Management Consultant, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Programmer, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.