ICT, Business & Media

The Accounting and Finance ATAR course focuses on financial literacy and aims to provide students with the knowledge, understandings and a range of skills that enables them to make sound financial judgements. Students develop an understanding that financial decisions have far reaching consequences for individuals and business.

The course will provide students with the understanding of the systems and processes through which financial practices and decision making are carried out, as well as the ethical, social and environmental issues involved. Through the preparation, examination and analysis of a variety of financial documents and systems, students develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices upon which accounting and financial management are based. An understanding and application of these principles and practices enables students to analyse their own financial data and that of businesses and make informed decisions, forecasts of future performance, and recommendations based on that analysis.

The course is divided into three areas:

  • Financial institutions and systems
  • Recording, using an evaluating financial information
  • Government and the community.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ATAR Accounting and Finance Unit 1 and 2 with a minimum C grade.

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills of digital technologies in order to use them in a responsible and informed manner.  The Applied Information Technology ATAR course provides a sound theoretical and practical foundation, offering pathways to further studies and a wide range of technology based careers.

Unit 3 – Evolving Digital Technologies

This unit focuses on the use of applications to create, modify, manipulate, use and/or manage technologies. Students consider the nature and impact of technological change and the effect this has when creating products for a particular purpose and audience.

Unit 4 – Digital Technologies within a Global Society

This unit focuses on the production of a digital solution for a particular client. Students undertake the management of data and develop an appreciation of the social, ethical and legal impacts of digital technologies within a global community.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ATAR Applied Information Technology Unit 1 and 2 with a minimum C grade.

This course provides students with practical and technical skills that equip them to function effectively in a world where these attributes are vital for employability and daily life in a technological society. It provides a sound understanding of computing to support students pursuing further studies in related fields.

Unit 3 – Design and development of computer-based systems and database solutions

In this unit, students understand the design concepts and tools used to develop relational database systems. They consider the complex interactions between users, developers, the law, ethics and society when computer systems are used and developed.

Unit 4 – Design and development of communication systems and software solutions

Students gain the knowledge and skills to create software. They use algorithms and structured programming to design and implement software solutions for a range of problems using the software development cycle (SDC). Students examine attitudes and values that lead to the creation and use of computer-based systems and their effect on society. They consider networks, communication systems, including security and protocols.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ATAR Computer Science Unit 1 and 2 with a minimum C grade.

Students will have access to Prendiville’s custom built media laboratory consisting of the latest Apple Macintosh computers, HDD digital video and still cameras, green screens as well as the latest industry standard software programmes including the Adobe Master Collection (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, etc).

Unit 3 – Media Art

In this unit students will analyse, view, listen to and interact with contemporary and traditional examples of media art, identifying techniques and themes, meanings that are created and audiences’ interpretations. They consider the representation of values and technological developments that influence perceptions of art within media work.

Unit 4 – Power and Persuasion

The focus for this unit is power and persuasion. Through this broad focus, students extend their understanding of persuasive media, examining the way the media is able to reflect, challenge and shape values and attitudes. They critically analyse, view, listen to, and interact with a range of media work, considering the purposes and values of producers and audiences.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ATAR Media Production and Analysis Unit 1 and 2 with a minimum C grade.

 

Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; to analyse problems and possibilities; and to devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.

In this context, design may use analogue, and/or digital photographic systems and/or digital media.

Unit 3 – Product Design

The focus for this unit is product design. Students learn that the commercial world is comprised of companies, requiring consumer products, services and brands for a particular audience.

Unit 4 – Cultural Design

The focus for this unit is cultural design. Students learn that society is made up of different groups of people who share diverse values, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and needs; and that different forms of visual communication transmit these values and beliefs.

Prerequisite: Preferable to have completed Design (Graphics) – General Unit 1 and 2 in Year 11.

Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; to analyse problems and possibilities; and to devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.

In this context, design may use analogue, and/or digital photographic systems and/or digital media.

Unit 3 – Product Design

The focus for this unit is product design. Students learn that the commercial world is comprised of companies, requiring consumer products, services and brands for a particular audience.

Unit 4 – Cultural Design

The focus for this unit is cultural design. Students learn that society is made up of different groups of people who share diverse values, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and needs; and that different forms of visual communication transmit these values and beliefs.

Prerequisite: Preferable to have completed Design (Photography) – General Unit 1 and 2 in Year 11.

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