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.

Under the Agenda the Government will fund computing and coding challenges for all Year 5 and Year 7 students that will take teachers and students through online structured coding and computational problem solving activities.

An annual national Cracking the Code computing competition will also be held in National Literacy and Numeracy Week, targeting all year levels from Years 4 to 12 to engage and challenge kids of all ages and abilities.

Through this initiative, students across Australia will be exposed to new ways of problem solving and be ready to embrace the digital age of innovation.