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Newcomb D-Tech Skills Builder

Providing Year 7 - 10 students with a deep dive into the world of Digital Technology, for the skills needed in 21st Century workplaces.

Aims of the Newcomb D-Tech Skills Builder

  • Design and develop a quality digital technology curriculum product from Year 7 - 10 for use in secondary schools.
  • Improve teacher capability and innovation in the teaching of Digital Technology in secondary schools.
  • Improve student awareness of and aspirations for digital technology and STEM related education, training and employment pathways to employment.
  • Increase student attainment in Digital Technology and STEM related subjects.

Collaboration between The Gordon and Newcomb Secondary College

  • The Gordon ICT with Newcomb Secondary College jointly developing digital technology curricula from Year 7 - 10
  • Jointly led professional development program for teachers of digital technology at both Newcomb Secondary College and The Gordon.
  • Curriculum design taking the best elements of industry informed training sector curricula with the VCAA Digital Technology Curricula encompassing five themes:
    • Internet of Things and Robotics
    • Coding with Python
    • Web Technologies
    • Networking
    • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Assessment at two levels:
    • Standard outcomes for minimum course requirements.
    • Advanced Standing outcomes at Year 9 & 10 for securing Recognised Prior Learning for students enrolling in the VETiS Information, Digital Media and Technology Certificate III level qualification.
    • Assessment for the Advanced Standing outcomes to be conducted by The Gordon trained assessors.
  • Storage of work products in student e-Portfolios electronically lodged on The Gordon’s digital learning platform.
  • Certification:
    • Students to be certified jointly by The Gordon and Newcomb attesting that the student has demonstrated competence for satisfactory completion of the units.
    • The certification of the program to be undertaken on the basis that it is not an officially accredited program with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority or the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
  • The Skilling the Bay Education Initiatives Program Officer is the project lead.

For more information contact James Goring

Preparing Geelong for the jobs of the future through education, employment and innovation

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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