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Curriculum 2021

Information Processing and Publishing


Subject Name Information Processing and Publishing
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects There are no prerequisite subjects for Information Processing and Publishing although some experience with Photoshop or other photo editing software is an advantage
Staff Contact Donna Foster


Information Processing and Publishing develops graphic design skills to create and produce paper-based documents such as DVD covers, magazines, business documents, newsletters or web page design for electronic documents. Students learn from two focus areas: Desktop Publishing and Business Documents. Students incorporate various design skills to produce quality documents that can be used for future portfolios.

Students consider the social, ethical and/or legal issues associated within a focus area. They develop the knowledge and understanding of current computing hardware and software for publishing documents (whether it be for electronic or paper-based documents), based on the key focus area. 


Practical Skills  40%

  • Five Practical Skills Tasks

Issues Analysis  30%

  • Issues Analysis - 1200 words or oral presentation of 8 minutes
  • Technical and Operational Understanding Assessment - 1000 words or 6-minute oral presentation

Product and Documentation  30%

  • Create 5 magazine pages - 1500 words 
  • Design brief documentation that explains the design thinking and processes used behind the product - 1500 words 

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