Information Processing and Publishing: Computer Applications


The subject emphasises the acquisition and development of practical skills in identifying, choosing, and using the appropriate computer hardware and software for communicating in a range of contexts.

About the subject

This subject focuses on the application of practical skills to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. Students create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications, and critically evaluate the development process.

Students develop solutions to text-based problems in information processing and publishing, using imagination and creativity to make proposals and choices. They use the design process to apply problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills. They learn a variety of strategies for meeting identified needs.

Stage 1 Computer Applications consists of the following five topics:

  • Business Publishing
  • Digital Presentations
  • Digital Publishing
  • Personal Publishing
  • Data Input.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: 

  • Practical Skills
  • Product and Documentation
  • Issues Analysis

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