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Certificate ll in Information, Digital Media and Technology

 

This subject is offered in Year 10.

The benefits of studying IT for LearnIT

Students who have been part of LearnIT and have chosen to study IT for LearnIT in both years 8 and 9 have the opportunity to go on to achieve their Certificate ll in Information Technology by the end of year 10.  To achieve the certificate, students are required to revisit the skills covered in years 7, 8 and 9 and demonstrate independent competency in them. While providing students with a qualification, the certificate also earns students 7 credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education and is something they should add to their resumes as it can be quite advantageous when seeking part-time employment.

Course content

  • It’s what’s on the inside- computer hardware
  • Here’s to good health- occupational health and safety in the workplace
  • Working Effectively in an IT Environment
  • Social media
  • Screen It competition entry- flash animation, game or video
  • Digital photography
  • Organisational documents
  • Systems maintenance

Opportunities/extracurricular activities

LearnIT students have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities throughout the year.  These vary from year to year but may include such things as:

  • Screen It- a national competition run by ACMI (Australian Centre of the Moving Image) in which students enter videos and Flash animated games
  • YICTE- Young ICT Explorers run by University of Queensland where students enter ICT projects of their choice
  • QUT Imagine IT- a two day workshop for girls at Gardens Point CampusWorkshops run by external trainers- such as Adobe Indesign (Envisage Training) and animation (QUT)
  • UNSW Computer competition
  • Doodle for Google- students use Photoshop to create doodles for selection for use on  Google’s home page

 

What students like about this certificate course

“I like being able to reuse some of the programs we learnt earlier- I was much better this time around.” Naomi, Year 10

“I don’t have to do animation this year. Yay! I like everything else.’ Jack, Year 10

Pathways and prerequisites

LearnIT students must choose this subject if they wish to achieve the Certificate ll in Information, Digital Media and Technology in Year 10.  

They are well-situated to then go on to study Certificate lll in Information, Digital Media and Technology and/or Information Technology Systems in Years 11 and 12. 

More detail about this subject can be found in the Junior Secondary Handbook.