Digital Technologies


Students design and develop practical, innovative solutions to problems of interest.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 20
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

Students design and develop practical, innovative digital solutions to problems of interest.

By investigating real-world data sets, students identify trends to develop digital solutions to problems in business, the environment and the community. Solutions include computer applications and digital prototypes that take into account social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations and should demonstrate originality, relevance and sustainability.


Students should provide evidence of their learning through six assessments, including the external assessment component:

School Based AssessmentWeighting
  • Assessment Type 1: Project Skills(4 Tasks)
  • Assessment Type 2: Collaborative Project (one Task)
External Assessment
  • Assessment Type 3: Individual Digital Solution

Information on the External Assessment – Individual Digital Solution

Students complete an individually negotiated project over the course of 9 weeks where they design, develop and evaluate a digital solution or prototype. The project, associated documentation and a 3 minute designer’s statement are sent to the SACE Board for assessment at the conclusion of the course.

This Assessment is graded by the SACE Board.

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