INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

CRICOS Code: 0100235
National Code: ICT30118


Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general Information and Communications Technology (ICT) technical functions and to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user.

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In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

Course Notes

  • Students have 3 pathway options:
    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology(1 Semester), Certificate IV in Information Technology (2 Semesters) and Diploma of Software Development (2 Semesters), 2.5 years
    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology(1 Semester), Certificate IV in Information Technology (2 Semesters) and Diploma of Information Technology Networking (2 Semesters), 2.5 years
    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (1 Semester) and Diploma of Website Development (3 Semesters), 2 years

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Total course cost ( 26 weeks)
AUD $6700
Incidental Fees*
AUD $0*
Total Fees
AUD $6700

Note: TAFE SA course fees are currently under review. Current fees published are for 2020 and will be updated shortly. TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30118)
    Skills covered include workplace safety, communication, user documentation, operating systems and diagnostic testing. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 11 elective units.

    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 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Create user documentation 20
    Create user documentation 20
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
    Install and optimise operating system software 20
    Install and optimise operating system software 20
    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30
    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30
    Run standard diagnostic tests 40
    Run standard diagnostic tests 40
    Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment 40
    Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Build simple websites using commercial programs 40
    Build simple websites using commercial programs 40
    Customise packaged software applications for clients 80
    Customise packaged software applications for clients 80
    Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products 60
    Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products 60
    Implement system software changes 40
    Implement system software changes 40
    Install and configure virtual machines 50
    Install and configure virtual machines 50
    Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network 50
    Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network 50
    Operate application software packages 60
    Operate application software packages 60
    Provide basic system administration 20
    Provide basic system administration 20
    Use advanced features of computer applications 40
    Use advanced features of computer applications 40
    Use simple relational databases 30
    Use simple relational databases 30
  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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