The Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects:
- Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
- Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.
At Nashville, links are made between other learning areas for both the Design and Digital Technologies learning to enhance the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and understanding.
Design Technologies is reported on in Semester 1 and Digital Technologies is reported on in Semester 2.
The Australian Curriculum: Technologies ensures that all students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. The practical nature of the Technologies learning area engages students in critical and creative thinking, including understanding interrelationships in systems when solving complex problems.