Australian Curriculum: Technologies

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1.1. Technologies enrich and impact lives of people and societies globally.

1.1.1. Transforming, restoring, sustaining- our societies, natural, managed, constructed and digital environments.

1.2. Links Design and Technology and Digital Technologies

1.2.1. Students learn about and work with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape their world.

1.3. Digital technologies are widespread. They provide new ways of thinking, collaborating and communicating.

1.3.1. Students progress from creative, directed play to consolidation of knowledge, understanding and skills. Opportunities are given to apply practical skills and processes when using technologies and resources to create innovative solutions to meet current and future needs.

1.4. Students develop a capacity for action and critical appreciation of the development and contribution of technologies to society.

1.4.1. Students are given opportunities to shape and challenge attitudes to the use and impact of technologies by evaluating They will do this by evaluating how their own and others' solutions affect users, equity, sustainability, ethics and personal and social values. The creation of solutions and responding to the designed world will contribute to sustainable patterns of living for themselves and others.


2.1. To develop knowledge, understanding and skills. That students work individually and collaboratively.

2.2. For students to be creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies and understand how technologies have developed over time.

2.3. For students to effectively and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies, resources, materials, data, systems, tools and equipment when designing and creating products, services, environments and digital solutions.

2.4. Students are able to critique and evaluate technology processes to identify and create solutions to a range of problems or opportunities.

2.5. Students investigate, design, plan, manage, create. produce and evaluate technology solution.

2.6. That students can engage confidently with technologies, make informed ethical and sustainable decisions about technology for preferred futures

2.6.1. Including personal health and wellbeing, recreation, everyday life, the world of work and enterprise, and the environment


4. Design and Technologies

4.1. Processes and Production Skills

4.1.1. Critiquing, exploring and investigating needs or opportunities Generating, developing and evaluating design ideas for designed solutions Planning, producing and evaluating designed solutions

4.2. Knowledge and Understanding

4.2.1. The use, development and impact of technologies in people's lives Design concepts across a range of technologies contexts

5. Digital Technologies

5.1. Knowledge and Understanding

5.1.1. How data is represented and structured symbolically The components of digital systems: software, hardware and networks The use, development and impact of information systems in people's lives

5.2. Processes and Production Skills

5.2.1. Collecting, managing and interpreting data when creating information, and the nature and properties of data, how it is collected and interpreted Using a range of digital systems and their components and peripherals Defining problems and specifying and implementing their solutions


6.1. Systems thinking and the overarching idea: Creating preferred futures

6.1.1. Systems thinking is a holistic approach where parts of a system are analysed individually to see the whole, the interactions and interrelationships between the parts and how these parts or components influence the system as a whole

6.2. Engage in predicting outcomes and impacts of technological decisions for current and future generations and their environments.

6.3. Creatively and actively design solutions to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

6.4. Acknowledge the strong connection with the Australian Curriculum: Sustainability cross-curriculum priority.

7. Content Structure

7.1. Foundation to Year Ten

7.2. Knowledge and Understanding

7.3. Processes and Production Skills

7.4. Band Level descriptions

7.4.1. Foundation - Year 2

7.4.2. Years 3 and 4

7.4.3. Years 5 and 6

7.4.4. Years 7 and 8

7.4.5. Years 9 and 10


8.1. Describes progress, demonstrates a broad sequence of expected learning and provides teachers with a framework of growth and development in each Technologies subject.

8.2. Describes the quality of learning that would indicate the student is well placed to commence the learning required at the next level of achievement.

8.2.1. The depth of conceptual understanding and the sophistication of skills

8.3. Reflects the distinctive practices of each subject along with aspects of learning that are common to all Technologies subjects.

8.3.1. Subject-specific terminology and organisation reflect the essential characteristics of learning in each subject

8.4. Reflect differences in the nature and scope of the learning in each Technologies subject, as well as the relationship between the interrelated strands: Knowledge and understanding and Processes and production skills.

8.5. Accompanied by portfolios of annotated student work samples that illustrate the expected learning and help teachers to make judgements about where students have achieved the standard

9. Foundation to Year 2

10. Years 3 to 6


11.1. Opportunities to learn through purposeful and directed play to develop attitudes of care in relation to the places and resources they use.

11.2. Identify relationships between imagined and virtual worlds and the real world, between people and products, and between resources and environments.

11.3. Explore materials and technologies and use drawing and modelling to communicate their design ideas.

11.4. Learn about and experience connections to communicate their design ideas.

11.5. Learn about and experience connections between technologies and the designed world.

11.6. Learn the importance of preparing precise instructions when solving problems using digital systems, creating ideas and information and sharing them online with known people.

12. YEARS 3 TO 6

12.1. Develop capacity to work in teams.

12.2. Develop a sense of social, ethical and environmental responsibility and are interested in and concerned about the future.

12.3. Students may talk about changes in their own thinking and making, giving reasons for their actions and explaining and demonstrating their organisation and sequence of ideas.

12.4. Begin to recognise, appreciate and value the different ways in which others think and respond to problems and situations, including those with a regional perspective.

12.5. Respond resourcefully to range of design and computing problems and situations using creative and innovative ideas to realise solutions.

12.6. Communicate and record their ideas in diagrams and drawings using manual and digital technologies.

12.7. Explain the main functions of their solutions and the materials, systems and technologies which could be used.

12.8. Learning in Technologies occurs both through integrated curriculum and Technologies related subject-specific approaches. Motivation to play in the early years develops into an interest in learning technologies thinking, processes and production

13. Years 7 TO 10