Year 09 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Creighton.

Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies is an exciting area that leads into the lucrative IT industry which is seeing massive growth and development! People skilled in this area are highly sort after as every industry has IT involved..... lots of opportunities.

Students are introduced to a variety of skills and knowledge across a range of Digital Technologies and will apply them to a personal project. Assessment is related directly to the evidence produced by a student while completing a project. Students are encouraged to help each other with learning technical skills, and will prepare them for any of the senior DT courses.

Areas covered are:

  • Coding in Scratch
  • Graphic Design
  • Image Creation
  • Independent Design Project

Students will develop a wider skill set in:

  • Project management and communication skills
  • Problem solving individually and in teams
  • Creative expression
  • Algorithmic/computational thinking
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
  • Establishing fundamental digital skills (specialist language symbols and texts)
  • Collaborative documents and advanced Google Drive
  • Information Management

Feel free to check out our Year 09 Digital Technologies Course for more course information. 

This course is well supported with cutting-edge equipment including laser cutters, CnC machines, 3D printers, resin printers, vacuum formers, airbrushes, Wacom Cintiq 16" drawing tablets, vinyl cutters, furnace to smelter and industry standard software such as Blender, Adobe Cloud and Fusion 360.   


Below are a range of examples of students work.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be an approximate $10.00 cost for consumables used in the course. 3D printer filament, sticker papers, colour printing, acrylic etc.


Assessment Information

Assessment in the course comes from a series of small tests, and project outcomes. Students can access all learning materials at any time from our Year 09 Digital Technologies Course in the hyperlink above.