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Cedric

Is IT part of the australian school curriculum ?

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Hello dear PIO fellows,

 

Just a simple (and short, for a change :)) question: is IT or computer science, or informatics or whatever you call it, part of the australian secondary school curriculum ?

 

I did a basic research but just found this field–design and technology– which seems not to be quite the same.

 

Thanks in advance for you help.

 

Cedric.


IELTS PASSED MAY, 28. OVERALL 8.0, LISTENING 9.0, READING 8.5, WRITING 7.5, SPEAKING 7.0. AITSL certificate granted on May, 16. EIO submitted on 2/7/12. Invitation received 3/12/12. 489 Visa granted on 24/04/13

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My daughter was going to do IT as a year 9 elective, but none of the other girls chose it, so the course didn't run. Thankfully we had shown her IT teacher in the UK the syllabus who said she'd already completed everything on it. It wasn't an option for our daughters in Year7 and 5 although they obviously used computers in the classroom.

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Information technology is the subject in Vic.

 

Depends on the size of a school what is offered, smaller schools, private ones tend to stick to the academic subjects as its all about getting into university and getting a good score.

 

A lot of the public schools do offer a more varied range of subjects and often children may attend one school to year 10 and then look around for another school who may be offering other subjects in line with an occupation they have in mind, for year 11 and 12.

 

Research is the way forward.

 

I know a son of a friend who now works in tv changed schools for this very reason.


Petals

:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

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Thanks to all. So, if I get it, it is an available course in some schools and years, but not a compulsory one. Hence, it would'nt necessarily be a wise choice as a second teaching subject for a teacher . I am considering at the moment the possibilty of doing a minor in another teaching subject to increase my chances of getting a job if I can make it to Australia. I am aware that getting a minor in maths would defininetely be a better choice in a first instance, however I am also taking into account the possibilty of having to get a job outside my initial profession, which from what I have read in the forum is not uncommon. In this regard, I assumed that having some knowledge in the IT field would be a plus (jobs in that sector seeming to be widespread in Australia).

Any opinion on that?

 

Cheers,

 

Cedric


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The Info Tech teacher taught maths as well at my childrens school.

 

All courses are good to have Australia loves bits of paper, we have bits of paper for everything we do. :laugh:


Petals

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"All courses are good to have Australia loves bits of paper"

 

I wish they would, dear Petals, I wish they would ! :wink:

 

In fact, that's one of the things that annoys me the most with the new point test. Take my personal case , I have a Bsc and 2 Ma, and I'll probably have completed a Msc by the time I get to Australia. That's 3 + 2 + 2+ 1.5 = 8. 5 years of university studies. An australian bachelor + honours + Phd equals to (correct me if I am wrong) ~7 years sitting on the Alma Mater chairs.

 

Yet, I won't be able to claim more than 15 points in the new points test (compared to 20) with a PHd. So, no matter how many titles you may have, you won't be able to claim any extra points ! Worse, you won't be given any extra point if you hold a master rather than a Bsc. The DIAC rationale here is that according to their "studies", a master doesn't give you more chance of getting a job than a bachelor, which I doubt very much since a master normally represents a specialisation.

 

Cheers,

 

Cedric


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The DIAC rationale here is that according to their "studies", a master doesn't give you more chance of getting a job than a master, which I doubt very much since a master normally represents a specialisation.

 

Cheers,

 

Cedric

 

There's a good dose of truth in that in the IT profession. A masters would often have no bearing on your chances of getting a non graduate job. Education is a tick in the box, experience is key.

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"All courses are good to have Australia loves bits of paper"

 

I wish they would, dear Petals, I wish they would ! :wink:

 

In fact, that's one of the things that annoys me the most with the new point test. Take my personal case , I have a Bsc and 2 Ma, and I'll probably have completed a Msc by the time I get to Australia. That's 3 + 2 + 2+ 1.5 = 8. 5 years of university studies. An australian bachelor + honours + Phd equals to (correct me if I am wrong) ~7 years sitting on the Alma Mater chairs.

 

Yet, I won't be able to claim more than 15 points in the new points test (compared to 20) with a PHd. So, no matter how many titles you may have, you won't be able to claim any extra points ! Worse, you won't be given any extra point if you hold a master rather than a Bsc. The DIAC rationale here is that according to their "studies", a master doesn't give you more chance of getting a job than a bachelor, which I doubt very much since a master normally represents a specialisation.

 

Cheers,

 

Cedric

 

 

 

I think Petals means that Australia likes Australian bits of paper. It was certainly the case for my husband too - he's a psychiatrist and had to learn to jump through hoops too. If you have the patience you can become quite good at it:wink:

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I think Petals means that Australia likes Australian bits of paper. It was certainly the case for my husband too - he's a psychiatrist and had to learn to jump through hoops too. If you have the patience you can become quite good at it:wink:

 

Hum, that's an expression I don't understand. Tried Google translate but not very happy with the result :nah:


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The Info Tech teacher taught maths as well at my childrens school.

All courses are good to have Australia loves bits of paper, we have bits of paper for everything we do. :laugh:

 

Does that mean that you can for instance teach maths without having a proper degree (but instead lets say a degree in science) ?


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Sorry - I didn't read the posts well enough and replied too quickly. Take no notice of me:embarrassed:

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