Level 2 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Dewhurst

Students first develop a complex website designed to support the learning of English as a second language which is intended for ex-refugees. The website has to contain original media and satisfy a range of heuristic functions explored the previous year. 

This is to be started by exploring and analysing how information is managed and shared securely within Garin college. This requires a practical understanding of how information is managed.  The main project is directed at the issues faced by the refugees that learn at Victory School. Students develop a brief which outlines their plan for a multimedia educational website which supports literacy and a relevant aspect of life in New Zealand. The website requires original multimedia content created by the student. The project involves visits to the Victory Community School to confirm the issue and test the websites with the refugees. 

 All strands of this course will be continued the following year. 

Term 1-   Develop an interactive website with original content for a specific audience

Term 2 – Develop an advanced computer program using Python

Term 3/4- Develop an advanced electronics outcome

Term 3 – Explore an aspect of Computer Science 


Level 3 Digital Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 course consumables, licensing software, stakeholder costs, electronics components and resources.

Entry Guidelines

An understanding of programming and markup languages. Familiarity with following technology practice in the development of web based digital outcomes.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
A.S. 91894 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.5 - Use advanced techniques to develop an electronics outcome
A.S. 91893 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.