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Digital literacy and technology requirements for the NSW syllabuses

ICT capability

Meeting the requirements of the NSW Syllabuses

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

The key ideas for ICT Capability are organised into five interrelated elements in the learning continuum and are integrated across all subjects.

Some examples of what students may typically be able to do by the end of Year 6 include:

  • use ICT effectively to record ideas, represent thinking and plan solutions
  • independently or collaboratively create and modify digital solutions, creative outputs or data representation or transformation for particular audiences
  • locate, retrieve or generate information using search engines and simple search functions and classify information in meaningful ways
  • select and use appropriate ICT tools safely to share and exchange information and to safely collaborate with others

To read more click here.

Examples of ICT General Capability Integrated across Subjects

English Stage 3

  • recognise and discuss issues related to the responsible use of digital communication   
  • plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience
  • compose increasingly complex print, visual, multimodal and digital texts, experimenting with language, design, layout and graphics 
  • use increasingly complex research data from print and digital sources to compose short and sustained texts 
  • assess the reliability of resources, including digital resources, when researching topics   
  • use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts

Mathematics Stage 3

  • selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations
  • uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

History Stage 3

  • applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Geography Stage 3

  • acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

PDHPE Stage 3

  • communicates confidently in a variety of situations makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility for consequences

Click here for more information on NSW syllabuses for Stage 3.

Syllabus Requirements: Science and Technology

Organisation of content

Example outcomes

A student:

  • plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
  • defines problems and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions
  • explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and
    transmit data

Content Example - Designing Digital Solutions

Focus question: How do we represent decision-making in an algorithm?


  • design a user interface for a digital system, e.g. :
               -developing a storyboard for a game
  • design, modify and follow algorithms involving branching and iteration
  • define problems, and plan and implement digital solutions, using an appropriate visual programming language involving branching and iteration, and requiring user input.

For more information on the NSW Science and Technology K-6 syllabus, click here.