Year Level: Year 12
Codes: GTAIT
SCSA Syllabus link:

Year 12 AIT General

Recommended Background: C grade or higher in Year 11 General Applied Information Technology
Course Content Description:


The focus for this unit is on the use of digital technologies to create and manipulate digital media:

Students learn about:

  • Design concepts – examine design and the principles of design.
  • Hardware – the purpose of the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, peripheral devices and computer systems, operating systems, software compatibility issues, purchasing hardware, and computer maintenance.
  • Impact of technology – purpose of the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia), referencing techniques for digital publications, digital citizenship, impact of digital technologies, and social networking.
  • Application skills – data organisation, common file formats for graphics and audio, management of software, types of software licences, and spreadsheet design considerations.
  • Project Management - project management considerations, project design process, techniques for a design plan, evaluating a digital product/solution.


The focus for this unit is on the skills, principles and practices associated with various types of documents and communications:

Students learn about:

  • Managing data - file optimisation, file compression, online data management, cloud computing, system utility tools.
  • Networks - computer networking, transmission media and rates, internet connection components, network topologies for local area networks (LANs).
  • Impacts of technology - role of the Privacy Act 1988 (Australia), digital divide, electronic commerce, dependency of electronic and visual communication on socitey.
  • Application skills – animation software, audio software, web authoring software, online collaboration, responsive design. 
  • Project Management – project management techniques.
Mode of Delivery: In Moodle and live, online lessons.
Textbooks / Stationery: Refer to the Booklist - Personal Items and Resource List
External Examination: Externally Set Task (EST) compulsory in Term 2 Year 12
General Pathway: Entry into training or the workforce