St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 2 Digital Technologies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Davies.

Recommended Prior Learning

No entrance requirement - just a great attitude and willingness to learn!

The Year 12 Digital Technologies course covers Digital Media, Programming or databases, and Computer Science. Make the move from being a user of digital technologies to being a creator. If you like problem solving, being creative and finding out how things work, then this is the course for you.

Be a designer, creator and inventor of technology, not just the operator. Almost every career has a computing component in it now and this course will help future-proof job opportunities.

The Digital Media unit focuses on making websites and creating original, innovative images. We cover programming fundamentals using the free program Python. In Computer Science, find out how artificial intelligence will revolutionise our world, computer security, error control and encryption, depending on which topics are being examined that year.

The course includes standards from the following areas:

Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes

Our course focuses on developing and making websites. Students can choose to do EITHER databases OR programming. 

Computational thinking for Digital Technologies

Standards from this area focus on programming with Python and Computer Science which includes artificial intelligence and encryption. 

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Digital Technologies

web developer, computer games developer, software developer, systems analyst, computer games tester, IT trainer, database administrator, computer service and repair technician, electronics engineer, programmer, digital marketing, Ecommerce, graphic design, social media marketing, computer scientist, machine learning engineer, secretary. Most jobs utilise Digital Technologies.

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Cook, Mining Engineer, Accountant, Auditor, Accounts Officer, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Office Administrator, Finance Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Survey Technician, Aeroplane Pilot, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Product Assembler, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Chemist, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Film and Video Editor, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Tailor/Dressmaker, Biomedical Engineer, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Corrections Officer, Systems Administrator, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Personal Assistant, Early Childhood Teacher, Economist, Engineering Machinist, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Glass Processor, Locksmith, Recreation Co-ordinator, Recycler/Dismantler, Geospatial Specialist, Penetration Tester, Data Analyst, Garment Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None required.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.