In addition to the growing integration of Digital Technology into the broader curriculum, specific Information Technology and Multimedia subjects are offered as electives from Years 9 through to VCE Computing: Informatics. Through their learning of a broad range of industry standard software and emerging online and cloud-based applications, students explore the growing impact of Digital Technology on the global community.
In the Middle Years, students can complete electives to learn to visualise and manipulate data to aid in problem solving. They learn to create information products designed to communicate with and support online and real world communities, and evaluate their effectiveness.
Students also learn how to engage actively and safely as a member of the global online community, while gaining knowledge of the associated ethical and legal obligations that apply when using websites and protocols that support online communities.
Students learn to use software including Microsoft products such as Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Students also gain experience with Windows Movie Maker, Scratch, Audacity, Wikis and Adobe CS5 applications such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator. For more information on the middle years ICT curriculum, please visit the relevant Victorian Curriculum website:
In the VCE years, students analyse the ways in which organisations use Digital Technologies (DT) to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness and their ability to make decisions. Students learn to analyse and evaluate the ways that organisations securely acquire, use and store data. Students learn to use DT to solve information problems within organisations using spread sheet software, web authoring software, data visualising tools, cloud-based applications and project planning tools. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming and gain an advanced understanding of database software.
Students learn to plan and build websites to support online communities and about the hardware and software components of computer networks that support them. Please see the VCE Computing; Informatics study design (valid for 2016-2019) for more information:
Our Online Services
Lalor Secondary College uses a range of online services to deliver its educational programs and to perform its administrative functions. The school takes the management of information within these services seriously and information on each of these online services can be found in the document titled – Online Service Assessment (attached below).