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Information Software Technology



IT offers training opportunities to students who are interested in designing computer games, software, systems and databases, networking computers and finding solutions to technical and software problems.



  • Developing creative and critical skills in visual and written communication
  • Working to deadlines
  • Internet Research
  • Using appropriate technologies to develop and edit projects
  • Working  both in teams and individually on projects
  • Problem Solving


  • Web Page Development
  • Office and Real World Skills
  • Networking Computer Systems

Almost every occupation requires the computer skills offered through this course


Course description:

Students wishing to have Information and Software Technology (IST) included on their School Certificate need to complete, as a minimum the 100 hour IST100 course– Connecting With the World. Students may select, at the completion of IST100 to continue and extend their study to achieve Information and Software Technology (IST) as a 200 hour course towards their School Certificate OR students may choose to begin Information Technology (IT) IT100 to gain School Certificate, Australian Quality Framework (AQF), Vocational Education & Training (VET) and ADVANCED HSC qualifications. (see IT100)


Course components:


  • Introduction to programming

  • Databases

  • Animation and web development

  • Robotics and Programming

  • Networking

  • Student centred interest project


Course requirements:

Assessment for all units will be based on various strategies including, practical projects, reports, and presentations, written and practical tests. Information and Software Technology on the School Certificate is not a prerequisite for Computing based courses in the Higher School Certificate.

Students will need to purchase an A4 workbook for this course.


Students can progress into further computer based courses including Information Technology (VET), Software Design and Development, Ind tech Multimedia or Information Processing Technology in years 11 and 12.


For more information on possible outcomes please visit the NSW Board of Studies website:            http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au  


Course costs (annually):


Additionally:  Excursions costs