Unit 3: Informatics
In this unit, students focus on how the characteristics of data and how it is acquired, managed, manipulated and interpreted to meet a range of needs. There are two areas of study: Organisations and data management, and Data analytics: drawing conclusions and they draw on the four concepts that underpin the study.
In Area of Study 1, students use relational database management system software to create a database solution and a graphics tool to represent how data flows on a website when users undertake online transactions.
Area of Study 2 forms part of a School-assessed Task (SAT), and is the first part of a practical project. Students frame a hypothesis, and gather, manipulate and interpret data to draw conclusions that support or refute the hypothesis. Students use software tools to document a project plan and capture, store, prepare and manipulate data.
Unit 4: Informatics
In this unit, students focus on strategies and techniques for manipulating, managing and securing data and information to meet a range of needs. There are two areas of study: Data analytics: presenting the findings, and Information management and they draw on the four concepts that underpin the study.
Area of Study 1 forms the second part of the SAT. Students create a multimodal online solution, that present the conclusions drawn from their hypothesis. This involves using software to create a web-based solution that contains multiple data types. Students also evaluate the quality of the solution and assess how well their project plan helped them monitor the progress of their project.
In Area of Study 2 students focus on how organisations protect the integrity and security of data that they dispose and store. Students do not use software to demonstrate this outcome.