Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Digital Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960511

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits or more in Level 2 Digital Technology or approval from the teacher in charge of this course.

Learners will complete a range of Digital Technologies achievement standards. They will learn how to create media outcomes including websites, programs (JavaScript) and databases. This course builds on the material taught in the Level 2 Digital Technology course. 

Students will learn how to • Create complex websites which include the use of PHP, JavaScript and jQuery. • Create a website to present and manage content stored in a database. • Plan and construct complex programs using JavaScript which include a graphical interface.

Screenshot of a booking system for the database assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Create a website

Term 2
Create a database and manage data via the web.

Term 3
Programming with JavaScript

Term 4
Computer science concepts

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

All assessments are internally assessed.

Career Pathways

Information Technology Architect, Game Developer, User Experience Designer, Data Analyst, Animator/Digital Artist, Accounts Officer, Office Administrator, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Air Force Aviator, Product Assembler, Business Analyst, Software Developer, Patternmaker, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Archivist, Artist, Film and Video Editor, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Tailor/Dressmaker

Course Costs and Equipment

Cost $0.
Learners will be expected to have their own laptops capable of running the following software:
- Google Docs/Sheets
- Google Chrome
Whangaparaoa College utilises an online code editing environment and database management system where all learner work can be completed through the Chrome browser.
Tablet-based devices are not suitable for this course.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.