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Benefits of IT Certification

Investing in certification and continuing education is smart move, it proves that individuals have kept pace with industry advances and possess the comprehensive knowledge and skills to get the job done, efficiently and effectively.

Earning a certification or multiple certifications provides immediate professional credibility and is a recognised benchmark for specific skill sets.


Our capabilities

TAFE SA is recognised for providing a flexible range of ICT industry training and certification. Our purpose-built facilities use emerging technologies while expert educators employ contemporary training models that ensure participants are actively learning in authentic real-world settings.

Customised training services means we are happy to:

  • modify existing courses
  • adapt course materials to suit your organisation
  • deliver group or individual training
  • deliver workplace-based training
  • help build a positive team culture.

Having partnered with Prodigy Learning and a wide range of academies, TAFE SA is committed to delivering quality contemporary and relevant learning. Our high demand, high value courses include access to certified trainers, regularly updated courseware and certification exams.

Interested in industry based skill training?

Training and support available

Lecturer-led training: Count on expert educators, regardless of face-to-face or online delivery, group-based or individual learning, award or short courses.

Workplace-based training for groups: For groups it can make more sense to conduct training in-house and we will happily come to you.

Certification: Sit certification exams to formalise you or your staff’s existing technical expertise and gain industry recognised qualifications.

Skills gap training: Address gaps before they become costly chasms.

Up-skilling and professional development: Keep pace with the latest technical roles and requirements.

Microsoft Certification Courses

Microsoft courses are offered in partnership with Prodigy Learning.
Microsoft Certification Exams can be booked through TAFE SA.

If students have completed the Microsoft Office Specialist Associate certification, then they will need to complete only the two additional Expert course and the exams.

Networks Operating Systems and Server Courses

Course Name   Duration
Cisco_IT Essentials 6 months Part Time
Fortinet NSE4 - FortiGate Infrastructure 6 months Part Time
ITS_Networking Fundamentals 6 months Part Time
TestOut_Linux Pro (CompTIA Linux+) 6 months Part Time
TestOut_Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage 6 months Part Time
TestOut_Server Pro 2016: Networking 6 months Part Time

Security and Cyber Security Courses

Course Name   Duration
Fortinet NSE4 - FortiGate Security 6 months Part Time
TestOut_Security Pro (CompTIA Security+) 6 months Part Time

Programming and Scripting Courses

Course Name   Duration
ITS_Basic Programming in Java 6 months Part Time
ITS_Basic Programming in Python 6 months Part Time

Cisco Certified Network Association Courses

Virtualisation and Cloud Deployment Courses

Course Name   Duration
MCF: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) 3 months Part Time

Additional purpose-fit courses

We can work with your organisation to understand your current and future ICT needs and, if needed, modify our existing courses or develop a new ICT training program to ensure value. That includes a choice of different course levels ­– from fully accredited qualifications through to non-accredited training and specific skill-sets.

Case Study: Nyrstar Port Pirie Ltdnyrstar-logo

TAFE SA has a successful relationship with Nystar, a global multi-metals business with a processing smelter located at Port Pirie.

To provide customised training solutions for staff over a number of years, TAFE SA conducted Training Needs Analysis to review the learning and development needs of staff based in the Iron Triangle. 

As a result of training, participants have improved individual capacity while Nyrstar has observed improved productivity, workplace practices and team culture.

Delivery:  November 2019, 2 x full-day workshops delivered at TAFE SA Port Pirie.

Content:  Intermediate and Advanced Microsoft Excel using Office 356, with all learning resources and materials provided and the option for staff to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Staff were encouraged to raise specific queries and troubleshooting requests relating to their role to further develop their ICT skills and knowledge.

Participants:  15 employees.

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