|students participate in teacher-led activities to develop, manipulate, store, retrieve and share digital content in order to meet technological challenges.||students make decisions about creating, manipulating, storing, retrieving, sharing and testing digital content for a specific purpose, given particular parameters, tools, and techniques||to design, develop, store, test and evaluate digital content to address given contexts or issues||In authentic contexts, students investigate and consider possible solutions for a given context or issue||with support, students investigate a specialised digital technologies area (for example, digital media, digital information, electronic environments, user experience design, digital systems) and propose possible solutions to issues they identify||students independently investigate a specialised digital technologies area and propose possible solutions to issues they identify|
|follow a defined process to design, develop, store, test and evaluate digital content to address given contexts or issues||With support, they use an iterative process to design, develop, store and test digital outcomes||They independently apply an iterative process to design, develop, store and test digital outcomes that enable their solutions,||They work independently or within collaborative, cross-functional teams to apply an iterative development process to plan, design, develop, test and create quality, fit-for-purpose digital outcomes|
|they identify digital devices and their purposes and understand that humans make them.||They understand that digital devices impact on humans and society and that both the devices and their impact change over time.||taking into account immediate social, ethical and end-user considerations for an outcome||They are identifying and evaluating relevant social, ethical and end-user considerations for an outcome||identifying, evaluating, prioritising and responding to relevant social, ethical and end-user considerations for an outcome||create quality, fit-for-purpose digital outcomes that enable their solutions, synthesising relevant social, ethical and end-user considerations as they develop digital content.|
|They use information from testing and apply appropriate tools, techniques, procedures and protocols to improve the quality of the outcomes and to ensure they are fit-for-purpose and meet end-user requirements.||They use information from testing and, with increasing confidence, optimise tools, techniques, procedures and protocols to improve the quality of the outcomes.|
|They apply evaluative processes to ensure the outcomes are fit-for-purpose and meet end-user requirements|
|Students integrate in the outcomes they develop specialised knowledge of digital applications and systems from a range of areas, including: network architecture; complex electronics environments and embedded systems; interrelated computing devices, hardware and applications; digital information systems; user experience design; complex management of digital information; and creative digital media.|
|they can identify the inputs and outputs of a system, and they understand that digital devices store content, which can be retrieved later.||Students identify the specific role of components in a simple input-process-output system and how they work together, and they recognise the “control role” that humans have in the system.||They identify the key features of selected software and choose the most appropriate software and file types to develop and combine digital content.|
|They know how to use some applications||They can select from an increasing range of applications and file types to develop outcomes for particular purposes.|
|Students understand the role of operating systems in managing digital devices, security, and application software|
|and are able to apply file management conventions using a range of storage devices.|
|They understand that with storing data comes responsibility for ensuring security and privacy.|
1. ↑ digital outcomes. Digital Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature.
2. ↑ testing. Testing is about confirming decisions and ensuring that the desired result is produced form and outcome or component.