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Course - Information Processes and Technology

The Information Processes and Technology Stage 6 course, teaches students about information-based systems. It covers the processes of collecting, organising, analysing, storing and retrieving, processing, transmitting and receiving, and displaying, as well as the technologies that support them. With this background, students will be well placed to adapt to new technologies as they emerge.

Download the PDF (below) to get the full course description.


What is the course about?

The Preliminary course is organised around three topics that relate to Introduction to Information Skills and Systems, Tools for Information Processes, and Developing Information Systems, where students are involved in both individual and team projects. All topics and their related projects are based on the information processes and skills of collecting, organising, analysing, storing and retrieving, processing, transmitting/receiving and displaying. 

The HSC course is organised around three core topics: Project Work, Information Systems and Databases, and Communication Systems, together with four optional strands. It is assumed students undertaking this course will have satisfied the required outcomes of the Preliminary course. The HSC course involves a core (60% total) and option topics (40% total). 

What projects will we do?

Year 11:

Information Systems and Skills – Information Systems Chat Bot engine for student selected organisation
Tools for Information Processes – Develop your own information system and project report
Developing Information Systems  -  Develop a mobile phone app

Year 12: 

Compulsory units of study:
Information Systems Databases and Project Management 
Communication Systems 

Two of the Four options must be studied and may be driven by the class choice:

  • Multimedia
  • Transaction Processing Systems 
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems 
What is the difference between IPT and SDD?

Information Processes and Technology (IPT) is the study of information systems and the processes and technology involved in them. Software Design and Development provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in designing and developing software solutions, project management and communication. It does this by looking at the different ways in which software can be developed, the tools that can be used to assist in this process and by considering the interaction between software and other components of computer systems. Students apply a systematic approach to develop and document software solutions using a variety of data structures and language facilities.

Do I need to be able to code to study this course?

It is not a requirement to be able to code for this course however, I would recommend an interest in coding.

Will it be offered here at Covenant?

Information Processes and Technology will be run here at Covenant Christian School if two requirements are met:

  1. Enough students choose the subject for it to be viable, and;
  2. An appropriately qualified staff member can be appointed.

The subject will be studied externally via Bradfield College, if either requirement becomes an issue. Many past students have studied courses externally, with great success. 

If you have further questions, please contact:
TAS Coordinator - Mr Nick Williams