Stage 2

Information Processing & Publishing

Assumed Knowledge




Focus Capabilities

Communication, Learning, Work.

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Subject Description

A practical based subject where students learn and develop skills in using software for Desktop Publishing (InDesign and Photoshop) and Word Processing (Microsoft Word). The Practical Skills focus is on using the design process in a variety of applications to complete text-based information processing and publishing tasks.


Products created may include:

  • Brochures

  • Business Letters

  • Newsletters

  • Itineraries for holidays

  • Menus

  • Wine Lists and Recipes

  • DVD Covers

  • Magazines

Issues and Understanding tasks may include topics such as copyright and intellectual property, comparisons of laptop and desktop computers, and recycling of e-waste. The Product and Documentation Task requires students to complete, a text-based product that demonstrates understanding and use of the four parts of the design process: investigating, devising, producing, and evaluating. The task may include producing the cover, contents page and articles for a magazine, a program for a sporting event or advertising material for a real estate agent. 

Software Requirements: Students must have access to Microsoft Word and the Adobe Suite (In Design and Photoshop) on their laptops.

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Assessment Type 1:

Practical Skills: 5 Practical Tasks.

Assessment Type 2:

Issues Analysis: 2 Research Reports.

Assessment Type 3:

Product and Documentation: Research, Product Completion and Evaluation​.

Assessment Type 4:


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