The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media, and Technology provides the skills and knowledge individuals require to be competent across a wide range of technical functions in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and allows graduates to demonstrate a degree of self-sufficiency as users.
This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher led, distance, and online materials.
||Vendor Neutral Course
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- Completion of the ICA20111 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media, and Technology; or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA20111 OR
- Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using basic information technologies
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.
Assessment is conducted through vendor exams, and summative utilising lecturer-developed assessment tools.
Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support and certification upon successful completion.
The Online e-Learning course will address the following units of Competence from the National Business Services Training Package. All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.
||Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes
||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practice
||Work and communicate effectively in an IT environment
||Create user documentation
||Install and optimise operating system software
||Run standard diagnostic tests
||Connect internal hardware components
||Care for computer hardware
||Provide basic system administration
||Provide IT advice to clients
||Maintain equipment and software
||Provide network systems administration
||Identify and resolve network problems
||Administer network peripherals
||Install and manage network protocols
||Install, configure and secure a small office home office network
||Configure and administer a network operating system
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 titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Help desk officer
- Help desk assistant
- ICT operations support
- ICT user support
- PC support
- Technical support.
Pathways from this qualification include:
Certificate IV in Information Technology
Course Fees and Payment Options
The Certificate has a course fee of $3,055, payable in one of two ways:
- A single upfront payment of the course fees attract a 10% DISCOUNT, making the total fee $2,750
- An upfront enrolment fee of $605, and 7 x $350 paid per month for seven consecutive months. The total course fee is therefore $3,055
Government Funding and Incentives
At both state and federal level, the Government's commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants find that their courses are often heavily subsidized*. As part of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, employers could receive up to $3,000 per $3,890 they outlay for every eligible* employee who enrols.
*Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice will be determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
Skills for All Fees (South Australian Residents Only)
For those South Australian's eligible for Skills for All funding there is a subsidised course fee of $950, payable in one of two ways:
- A single upfront payment of the course fee attracts a 21% discount, making the cost $750
- An upfront fee of $495, and 2 x $227.50 paid per month for six consecutive months, making the total course fee $950
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Centrelink Financial Support Services
This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. Click here for more info.
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