Anyone can code!

Computer coding is the set of instructions that tells your mobile phone, tablet, computer or other device to solve a problem or carry out a task.

Children can begin coding at an early age — it can be both simple and fun!

But coding isn’t an end in itself. Rather, it is a powerful and engaging tool that teaches kids to think and problem solve while acquiring an understanding of how technologies can work for them.

The Australian Government is funding computing and coding challenges for all Year 5 and Year 7 students that will feature structured coding and computational problem solving activities.

An annual national ‘Cracking the Code’ computing event will also be held in National Literacy and Numeracy Week, targeting children and young people of all abilities in Years 4 to 12.

Through these initiatives, students across Australia will be encouraged to embrace the digital age of innovation.