QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Information Technology


National Code: ICT30120
TAFE SA Code: TP01194


Description

Learn how to be competent in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles, basic cyber awareness, securing personal and workplace information, digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.

Individuals who work in these fields apply broad sets of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking, working in teams and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled






Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$784
$1,568
Concession
$184
$368

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,923
$3,847

This course also has an incidentals cost of $24.00 for Headset.

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    People working at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies. Possible job roles include Help Desk Officer, Help Desk Assistant, ICT Operations Support, ICT User Support, PC Support, Technical Support.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Information Technology (ICT30120)
    This course covers workplace safety, communication, user documentation, operating systems and diagnostic testing. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
    Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments 50
    Provide ICT advice to clients 40
    Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information 40
    Work in a team 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Build simple web pages 40
    Identify and report online security threats 30
    Install and optimise operating system software 20
    Install and test network protocols 40
    Operate application software packages 60
    Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats 30
    Run standard diagnostic tests 20
    Use advanced features of applications 40
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