Level 3 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Dewhurst

Entry Guidelines

Success in the range of advanced digital procedures such as electronics, programming and website design explored during the Level 2 course is considered essential. 

This course is broken in to two area Developing Digital Outcomes (3DO) and Computational Thinking (CT)

Students will start by reflecting upon their interests and successes of the past years in order to identify an area of interest to them and one which provides an appropriate opportunity to explore a complex digital procedure. They will then research and outline the problems they plan to address and present this in the form of a design brief. The design brief  must state specifically how they plan to implement this procedure and how the outcome will perform. The prototype must be developed to the point at which it can be evaluated in the environment for which it was intended and with those for which it was intended. Any of the following arras may be explored:

  • Electronics and control 
  • Programming or database
  • Multimedia outcome or Website 

Special attention must be paid to, life span or sustainability of the outcome. Once the outcome has been evaluated in an authentic manner a reflective analysis may be written which explains the processes followed and decisions made. This will provide evidence for the external standard to be submitted in Term 4.   

Scholarship can also be attempted in all Technology subjects.  

Term 4 – The Computer Science topic this year will be Complexity and Tractability. This will be learned once the main project is closed in Term3 

There will be a course contribution of $15 for the year.

Subject Overview

Term 1
Brief Development and exploring of ideas

Term 2
Develop a prototype of a digital outcome

Term 3
Evaluate a prototype for a digital outcome

Term 4
Present a summary of the development process



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 course consumables, software licensing, stakeholder costs, electronic components.

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.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.