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Business and information technology

 

​Information and communication in the twenty-first century are increasingly interlinked and mediated by technology. Information and communication for particular purposes and audiences. It is also allows communication and collaboration with others in real and virtual spaces.

Business impacts on and presents a range of challenges to individuals and members of groups and organisations in their roles as citizens, consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. 

These challenges may include participating as a responsible citizen in business environments, making consumer decisions, entering into contractual agreements and managing personal finances, investments and records.

Global aims

The suit of subjects studied in the Business and information technology (IT)department allows students develop and demonstrate the knowledge, practices and dispositions necessary to operate effectively in information-rich environments. They understand the transformation of data to information, information to knowledge, and knowledge to wisdom, and the interdependent human and technological agencies that lead to these transformations.  Students critically analyse information and construct personal meanings to develop and present responses to information and communication challenges.

Individuals, groups and organisations use business practices to achieve their goals.  Business practices refer to the ways people work in business environments. Business practices involve the use of innovation, entrepreneurial creativity, strategic planning, management, marketing, communication, and information and communication technologies. Business practices continue to evolve. Information and communication technologies impact upon the ways people do business - for example, the ways that people interact, trade, and manage records. Information and communication technologies can be used to enhance business activities and produce high-quality outcomes.

Course organisation

Business and  IT subjects include:

Year 9

Business and technology studies

Year 10, 11 and 12

Business communication and technologies

Legal studies

Information processing and technology