Yer right !
In NSW the process is a little more complicated, ACARA may throw the syllabus over the wall "real soon now", but we will continue teaching the old stuff. When, and only when , the NSW Board of Studies incorporates the Nat Curriculum into new NSW syllabuses (result of NSW Education Act 1908) will we teach the new
Allow a year for the BOS to get ITS stuff together and go through its processes and rewrite the Tech Mandatory, IST, and IT Multimedia syllabuses(+ the other HomeEc + Ind Tech subjects + D&T) .
If history is a guide, schools will be given an opportunity to trial them for a year before compulsory rollout. We are expecting trial start 2015 - compulsory - 2016. Complicating this is the BOS has said the new National Curricula will be incorporated as part of its NORMAL syllabus review cycle - then again as part of the Gonski stuff NSW has agreed to implement National Curriculum by 2015 (and there are heaps of curricula not even started yet!) so who knows - if somebody puts a piece of paper under Picollis nose and he signs it - its on
In High School, theoretically spreadsheet skills are taught in maths, word in english & some simple database stuff in HSIE - at our place in reality hahahahahahahahahah. I am teaching year 11 students how to add footers and spil chuck. In the TAS KLA roughly 20% of tech mandatory (yrs 7&8) is supposed to be done on computers. At our place, due to lack of computers that is aspirational and some kids will go through years 7 & 8 and never touch a computer other than to play games in the library at lunchtime. Just yesterday I had to reset a password for a year 9 student who had been at the school since the beginning of year 7, and she had never ever logged on. AND we very nearly lost a lab of 25 machines as we are bursting at the seams and need another "general" classroom.
That 4% you quote is subject to change - it is indicative and the NSW BOS reserves the right to change these as it sees fit, and even retain Multimedia in Ind Tech - as has been flagged on some forums