Level 1 Digital Technologies

Course Description

This is a Digital Technologies course for students who wish to specialise in Software Design and Digital Media in areas such as programming, electronics, mechatronics, databases, or web technologies.

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
Student projects will generally revolve around these skills:

Functional programming (using Python)

Web design

Programable Electronics

Interactive design

Usability design

Functional testing

Using projects developed from areas of personal interest students will work through a full design process to:

Identify an issue,

Develop conceptual solutions to that issue,

Develop a final solution to the issue,

Evaluate and test the final solution and then,

Deliver the final solution.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course has no prerequisites; open entry for all.


Students will develop projects using a range of skills, tools, and technologies. This course combines Digital Technologies disciplines and prepares students for an increasingly wide range of tertiary or employment pathways.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91883 v1
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91884 v1
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.