Business, Enterprise and Technology – Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing

Staff Contact

David Hickey dhickey@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Assumed Knowledge

Satisfactory completion of Information Processing and Publishing at Stage 1 is highly recommended but not compulsory.

 

Course Outline

Students apply practical skills and design principles to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. They create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications, and evaluate the development process.

Students use technology to design and implement information processing solutions, and identify, choose, and use the appropriate computer hardware and software to process, manage and communicate information in a range of contexts.

 

Course Content

Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing consists of the following topics:

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Business Documents

The topics have a practical basis and emphasise the development of skills and understanding in designing, making, and critiquing publications and presentations.

Desktop Publishing involves the use of a computer and page-layout and other software to assemble text and graphics electronically for publishing on paper. This focus area contains two sections: one on practical skills and the other on issues and understanding. Tasks may include programs, leaflets, stationery, posters, brochures, and advertising material.

Business Documents involves the use of computer hardware and software to present and display material for the purpose of communication. This focus area, on the use of the computer as a communication tool for businesses (including clubs, societies, and charitable institutions), contains two sections: one on practical skills and the other on issues and understanding. Tasks may include letters, reports, tables, memoranda, forms, agreements, financial statements, newsletters, programs, and itineraries. These can be disseminated in print or electronic form (e.g. email).

Assessment

Practical 40%

Issues Study 30%

Product and Documentation 30%