Learning Continuum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

This element involves students developing an understanding of how social and ethical protocols and practices are applied when using ICT.

Students apply appropriate practices to recognise the intellectual property for digital information of themselves and others. They use appropriate practices for the physical and logical storage and security of digital information, and apply appropriate protocols when using ICT to safely create, communicate or share information. Students gain an understanding of the benefits and consequences of the use of ICT by individuals, groups and communities and the impact of the use of ICT on the fabric of society. In developing and acting with ICT capability, students:

  • recognise intellectual property
  • apply digital information security practices
  • apply personal security protocols
  • identify the impacts of ICT in society.

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Recognise intellectual property

identify the legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products and apply some referencing conventions

Apply digital information security practices

independently apply strategies for determining and protecting the security of digital information and assess the risks associated with online environments

Apply personal security protocols

identify the risks to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when sharing information in online environments, taking into account different social and cultural contexts

Identify the impacts of ICT in society

explain the main uses of ICT at school, home and in the local community, and recognise its potential positive and negative impacts on their lives