Please select a DCR for this component
x
  • ICT30120
  • 106316K

Certificate III in Information Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Explore a career in information and communications technology (ICT) with this entry-level qualification. Choose a specialisation that suits your career goals and get qualified to work across a variety of ICT roles.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Network Support Officer
  • ICT Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in information and communications technology (ICT) with this entry-level qualification from TAFE Queensland. Get the hands-on skills for the role you want with both a foundation stream and range of specialised streams .

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as ICT support technicians is expected to continue to grow very strongly over the coming years. This very large occupation is likely to see around 62,000 job openings over the next five years.

Generalist IT Support stream
Choosing the IT Support stream will give you the skills you need to work as an ICT help desk operator. You'll discover how to care for computer hardware, provide ICT advice to clients, and provide basic system administration support.

Foundation stream
Providing a broad focus area, this stream has units from networking, programming, web design, cyber and cloud to give a general idea of IT and can step you into all Diploma areas.

Cyber Security Awareness
By choosing this stream, you will learn how to identify security threats and how to maintain the security of digital devices. You will also learn how to protect and secure information assets and how to administer security of systems.

Networking stream
The Network Administration stream will teach you how to set up computer networks, diagnose and action network problems, and install and manage protocols. 

Web Development stream
The Website Technologies stream will prepare you to work as an ICT technician building and maintaining websites. You'll learn how to use social media tools, produce images for the web, and build, review and maintain simple websites.

Swift IOS App Development stream
Swift IOS App Development introduces you to building dynamic apps and user interfaces using Swift - a modern and powerful programming language which powers Apple's app platforms. You will use Xcode which is Apple's Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to develop software for macOS. You will also learn about app design and creating technical and user documentation to meet client specifications.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from a stream/location outlined on the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBXCS303
Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
BSBXTW301
Work in a team
ICTICT313
Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTPRG302
Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTSAS305
Provide ICT advice to clients
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Basic Cyber Security Awareness stream - Greater Brisbane / Online / TAFE at School - Greater Brisbane
BSBXCS301
Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats
BSBXCS302
Identify and report online security threats
BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
ICTSAS213
Maintain ICT System integrity
ICTSAS214
Protect devices from spam and destructive software
ICTSAS215
Protect and secure information assets
Generalist IT Support stream - North and Far North Queensland / Darling Downs and South West
ICTICT302
Install and optimise operating system software
ICTICT303
Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS303
Care for computer hardware
ICTSAS308
Run standard diagnostic tests
ICTSAS309
Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software
ICTSAS310
Install, configure, and secure a small office or home office network
Networking stream - Greater Brisbane / Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast / TAFE at School - Gold Coast
ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTNWK307
Provide network systems administration
ICTNWK308
Determine and action network problems
ICTNWK309
Configure and administer network operating systems
ICTNWK310
Administer network peripherals
ICTNWK311
Install and test network protocols
Web Development stream - Greater Brisbane / Darling Downs and South West / Online
CUADIG201
Maintain interactive content
ICTWEB304
Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305
Produce digital images for the web
ICTWEB306
Develop web presence using social media
ICTWEB431
Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTWEB451
Apply structured query language in relational databases
Foundation stream - Greater Brisbane / TAFE at School - Greater Brisbane
ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTNWK311
Install and test network protocols
ICTSAS310
Install, configure, and secure a small office or home office network
ICTWEB304
Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305
Produce digital images for the web
ICTWEB431
Create and style simple markup language documents
Swift IOS App Development stream - TAFE at School - Greater Brisbane
CUADIG304
Create visual design components
ICTICT214
Operate application software packages
ICTICT215
Operate digital media technology packages
ICTICT216
Design and create basic organisational documents
ICTICT309
Create ICT user documentation
ICTPRG430
Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Ways to study

Ways to study

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

Money IconUpfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Learn more

Money IconPayment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

Learn more

Money IconInternational Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
Learn more

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
The following selection criteria requirements apply to domestic students:

It is recommended that you have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other. View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs up to the value of $135, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will also require access to personal stationery and a USB or external hard drive (minimum 1TB). 

Need to know

Online Study
When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study - Basic Cyber Security Awareness followed by order of study - Web Development, as well as not to enrol in more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised.

Expired Qualification
This accredited course is expiring. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 31 December 2021. Enrolments must be finalised by this date.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more

test

Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland