Cisco_IT Essentials


This course introduces the computer hardware and software skills needed to meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The course covers the fundamentals of PC technology, troubleshooting, PC maintenance, installation of Operating Systems and printers, security and the techniques of becoming a successful IT Technician.

Core Skills:
- Install, configure, and troubleshoot computers and mobile devices.
- Identify common security threats like phishing and spoofing.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
- Prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification.

This course is intended for people who want to learn learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.

This course is at an intermediate level.

The course is offered in partnership with Cisco Networking Academy.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.

  • Access to:
    - Pull apart PC
    - PC Repair Tools
    - 1 wireless router
    - 1 Smartphone/tablet

    Course Recognitions:
    Student may complete ONE final theory exam to obtain a Digital Badge

    This course prepares you for the following certification exams: CompTIA A+ Exam (220-1101 & 220-1102)

    CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT.

    For further information on CompTIA A+:

    The Certification exam can be booked through Pearson Vue Test Centre located in Adelaide. You will need to pay for the cost of the certification exam yourself. In some cases, 50% discounted vouchers for the certification exam may be available through TAFE SA. For further information regarding the exam, you will need to contact the Exam supplier.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.



Class Times
Online (self-paced) - up to 6 months in duration.
Accepting enrolments until 9 December 2024.

Please Note - this course commences from 22 July 2024. You will receive further information from your lecturer after this date.
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$526.00 GST inc

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