The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability supports students to acquire the knowledge, dispositions and skills to use ICT effectively, appropriately and safely in a range of real-world consumer and financial contexts. The ICT Capability contributes to the development of the dimensions of consumer and financial literacy as shown in the diagram below.
Approximate proportion of the dimensions addressed by Information and Communication Technology Capability
Through the ICT Capability, students learn to question the validity and reliability of information sources and develop an understanding of the practices that mislead or threaten the integrity of information in the online environment such as advertising, scams and fraud. The ICT Capability supports students to develop safe, ethical and responsible behaviours in online and digital consumer and financial contexts. Students develop enterprising skills by using ICT to locate information; generate ideas, plans and processes; design solutions to real-world problems; and to share and collaborate. The ICT Capability supports students to work in consumer and financial contexts with confidence, care and consideration – understanding its possibilities, limitations and impacts on individuals, groups and communities.
The managing and operating ICT element of this capability has not been included in the mapping.