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Business and Information Technology

 
​Head of Department: Kay Braiden (Ms)

Curriculum Overview

 
Business and Information Technology Education offers students at Craigslea SHS some wonderful options. Courses have been especially designed to develop knowledge and skills for life and for life-long learning. Students are engaged in learning which is preparing them for a changing environment, and lays the foundations for them to successfully manage their personal environment, and to be active in contributing to the management of the broader environment whether it be local, regional, national or global.
 

Associated Extra-Curricula Activities and Highlights

 

This Department provides the opportunity and encourages students to participate in the following: 

 

Junior Curriculum

  
Year 8
Digital Technology – (DIT)
(Technology unit of study in Year 8 – One Semester)
  
The area of digital technologies is a dynamic, exciting and challenging one, constantly changing with developing technologies.
  
Digital systems support new ways of working in our global networks and require a new, essential skill set that includes computational and systems thinking. Supporting students to understand the place and purpose of technology as well as the technical side of how to use it is essential.
  
The digital technologies course teaches students the knowledge they need today and in the future.
  
Students will learn to use ICT to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively. This involves students utilising the digital technologies available to them, modifying usage patterns as technologies evolve and limiting the risks in a digital environment.
  
Digital Technologies will develop students who connect and work together locally, nationally and internationally in our knowledge-based society.
 
 
Personal Benefits
 
FACTS
 
  • Computer related technology can enhance your potential to use language and will increase your capacity to think, make decisions and communicate 
  • It is recognised in the work environment that, unless you possess touch typing skills, you are handicapped in the Information Age. 
  • People who can touch type, learn other PC applications in 40% less time 
  • You will submit many assignments before you leave school, college or university. If you can touch type you are far more productive and efficient
 
Year 9
Business and Digital Technologies
 
(Core – One Semester)
   

This course of study integrates two Australian Curriculum learning areas: 

  • Economics and Business
  • Technologies – Digital Technologies
   
Economics and Business gives students the opportunity to develop their understanding of economics and business concepts by exploring interactions within the global economy. Learning in Digital Technologies focuses on developing understanding and skills in problem solving methods.
   
This course of study allows students to use digital technologies to examine contemporary issues, events and/or case studies and present solutions.
   
Students will consider Australia’s position in the global economy, including the implications of decisions made by individuals, businesses and governments. Technology is the tool that strengthens our ability to connect with the rest of the world.
 
Year 10
   
Two (2) areas of study are offered to students as electives:
   
Business Studies
   
The units offered in this area of study help to develop students’ understanding of various business procedures and the environments in which business organisations operate. There is an opportunity to develop a range of personal and interpersonal skills with general application to personal and work life, as well as specific knowledge and skills to enhance success within the business services industry. An introduction to personal and business accounting records also provides students with valuable real life skills.
   
Information Communication Technology
   
The units offered in this area of study enable students to develop competence in the use of business software including word processing, spreadsheeting, database, power point and publishing and refine their keyboarding skills. Opportunities for students to use their new skills in creative and innovative ways are incorporated in the design process.
  
Students can study BOTH the Business Studies and Information Communication Technology subjects as electives in year 9 and 10. 
 

Senior Curriculum

  
Accounting
   
This course is designed to provide a foundation in the discipline of accounting and to prepare students for further education, training and employment.
   
Business Communication and Technologies
  
 Topics of study are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to communicate effectively in a business environment, within either the private or public sector.
 
Legal Studies
   
This course will help students develop an understanding of our legal system, and how the law operates and affects our society. Legal Studies gives students an insight into the many legal issues which can arise out of community matters and what can be done about them.
   
Economics
   
Studies in Economics helps students develop knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which enhance competence in decision making about people and their social and economic environment. Economic principles give students a better understanding of the way the real world works. By studying Economics, students are better equipped for participating in society.
   
Information Processing and Technologies
  
This course offers students the opportunity to more deeply understand and evaluate the role, function and impact of computers in our society. IPT has a strong focus on problem solving techniques used to deliver user friendly solutions to target audiences.
   
Business Studies
   
This program of study gives students knowledge and understanding of the administrative requirements of the business world and provides them with a range of skills – technical, personal and interpersonal – necessary for efficient operation within an office environment.
   
Information & Communication Technology
  
 This program of study has a vocational orientation, but also provides opportunities for students to develop important skills that they will need in other life roles. Students will develop important, transferable skills for using a computer as a problem-solving and communication tool.