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ICT30120
Certificate III in

Information Technology

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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
Upfront 15% off $3,620 (RRP $4,250)
12 units of competency
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary


Are you interested in the IT field but lack experience? The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology (Release 3) is a qualification that can help you develop the foundational skills needed to start an exciting career in the IT industry, either as a data entry operator or systems administrator.

By learning broad concepts and useful transferable skills, this course can have you ready for a career change with the right skillset needed to transition into a tech career you love.


What you'll learn

The course is structured to cover a broad range of ICT concepts, giving you the chance to explore different subject areas to help you decide where to specialise in. From the online course work, you'll learn how to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Manage the security of personal and sensitive information
  • Provide ICT advice to clients
  • Troubleshoot ICT problems
  • Basics of python programming
  • Install and optimise Operating systems.
  • Build a basic web page
  • Basics of cloud computing.
  • Develop images for websites

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Collaborating with others
  • Improving analytical skills
  • Problem-solving


Get VMware* certified!

Students who enrol into this qualification receive access to official VMware content.

Upskilled offers the VMware Digital Workspace: Core Technical Skills course as an additional learning content, providing operational knowledge around VMware Digital Workspace products and solutions, and preparing you for the VMware Certified Technical Associate - Digital Workspace 2021 (VCTA-DW) certification.

As the leading virtualisation platform in the world, VMware certifications are highly valued for those who are interested in enhancing their career as a VMware IT professional.

In addition, Upskilled students who complete this course will receive a discount voucher for 70% off their certification exam.

*Please note that the VMware inclusion of this course is non-accredited and does not classify as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) or falls under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

 

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Dedicated student support
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24/7 access to online courses
Our online courses mean you can study anytime, anywhere. Adjust your study schedule to a time that suits you best.
Nationally Recognised Training
This is a Nationally Recognised Training and VET Accredited course that sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning
Enjoy unlimited access to over 16,000 online resources on LinkedIn Learning, taught by real-world industry experts in creative, technology, and business skills.
Unlimited access to PluralSight
Gain access to THE technology skills platform with over 7000+ expert-led, online courses for web development, IT training and more.
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Detail

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency
This qualification is ideal if you want to flex your critical thinking skills and better understand how to best support clients when it comes to IT problems. It will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in running standard diagnostic tests, maintaining and repairing IT equipment and software, and producing digital text documents, which are commonly done by an IT professional.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 12-18 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. If you wish to complete your course in 12 months it would be approx 18 hours per week, Based on 12 hrs, it may take you up to 18 months to complete a certificate-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.
Work in a simulated workplace

In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.


By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.
Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will have access to additional resources that can help with your studies. These aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
Video content access to: Access to Pluralsight is provided as you progress throughout the course and may not be available or relevant in every unit.
Show Off Your Achievements with Upskilled Digital Credentials!
Students who successfully complete their qualification receive a digital badge from Upskilled to display on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, your resume and more. Our sharable badges are portable, verifiable credentials that validate your knowledge, skills and experience in the area of your studies.
 
Since you worked hard to earn it - why not show everyone your accomplishments? 
 

VMware Digital Workspace: Core Technical Skills course inclusion:

Students enrolled in the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology will be automatically enrolled into the VMware short course once they commence the Upskilled unit: “ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software”. Once enrolled students have access for 3 months to complete the modules.
 
VMware Digital Workspace: Core Technical Skills students will also receive a certification exam discount code for 70% off their exam. Students who successfully complete the course will also receive a digital credential from VMware.
 
Learn more about the VMware short course details here.
 
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details. 

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be then be assigned to assess your elibigility for RPL and/or CT. 
Assessment
This course contains research-based assessments. In these you will be answering questions that require your own thoughts and input from the concepts covered. You'll also work on scenario-based projects and have the opportunity to build your own portfolio containing digital assets (photography, audio, video, text), which can be used when applying for jobs.

The VMware Certification exam is a proctored exam which is booked through Pearson VUE, and is separate to this qualification.

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Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
ICTSAS305
Provide ICT advice to clients

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information and communications technology (ICT) advice and support to clients, including the communication of comprehensive technical information. It applies to frontline technical support individuals who work under a level of supervision but have responsibility for providing technical support.

ICTPRG302
Apply introductory programming techniques

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques. It applies to those who have responsibility for creating applications and includes applying language syntax, control structures to create code, using programming standards, testing and debugging.

ICTICT313
Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and observing relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies. It applies to individuals who are required to use intellectual property held by other people or organisations, to assist with the maintenance of organisational ethics and privacy policies and procedures.

BSBXCS303
Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to securely manage personally identifiable information (PII) and workplace information. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles under some supervision and guidance who manage large amounts of PII and workplace information.

BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns. It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

BSBXTW301
Work in a team

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as part of permanent or project based teams in a workplace within an industry. This unit applies to a wide range of workers, but has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for workers with limited responsibility for others.

ICTICT309
Create ICT user documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create clear and coherent user documentation that is easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals who work under supervision with responsibilities for the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) user documentation.

ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a basic review and analysis of cloud computing delivery and deployment models to support the needs of a business. The unit applies to individuals engaged in the basic review of a cloud computing solutions for a business or enterprise.

ICTWEB305
Produce digital images for the web

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and manipulate images for use in website development. The unit applies to individuals working as web designers and content creators, who generate and apply digital images and create graphics for a website.

ICTWEB304
Build simple web pages

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use an integrated development environment (IDE) to create, modify and test, simple web pages and web content, according to client requirements. The unit applies to those who are responsible for creating and maintaining simple websites.

BSBXCS302
Identify and report online security threats

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and report online security threats to limit potential impact of cyber security breaches. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles under some supervision and guidance who encounter and report online threats during the course of their work.

ICTICT302
Install and optimise operating system software

This unit defines the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and optimise operating system (OS) software to meet business and client needs. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision and support others using well developed skills in creating solutions through analysis and evaluation of information.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology, you may be able to continue your education and study the general course ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology. You can also choose from the following specialisations:

Educators

Our IT trainers are highly dedicated and have the technical skills and knowledge needed to get you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. With a range of qualifications offered in web development, cyber security and networking, our specialist trainers will provide you with the guidance needed to find career success in IT.

The IT faculty will give you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers during your studies. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance by your trainers. It also gives you the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other students when undertaking your assessments. 

Entry requirements

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Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have completed year 10, or equivalent
OR
  • a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or in an associated information technology field
OR
  • 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.


*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

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At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Certificate III in Information Technology

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What can I learn from a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology?

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology is the perfect course if you're looking to kickstart your career in IT but feel like you have limited experience and skills in the field. This course will provide you a broad overview of key ICT concepts that can help you further explore areas in web development, systems operations and cloud computing.

In addition to the technical skills you'll learn throughout the course, there'll be some transferable skills that you can potentially gain along the way. These include collaborating with others, analytical skills and problem-solving.

Technical and transferable skills go hand-in-hand in the IT industry so this online course program can cover the main basics that you can expect in the tech field. It also can be a launchpad to your career if you're unsure which area of IT you want to specialise in. This course can be a great pathway to a career as a Data Entry Operator or Systems Administrator. 

Looking for other IT courses to do? Upskilled offers the following online IT courses below if you're looking for another learning challenge in your IT career:

What is the eligibility criteria to get a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology?

Before you enrol in the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology, you'll speak with one of our education consultants and they'll be able to assess your suitability for the online course program. 

They'll ask questions related to your skills and experience, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding payment options and possible career outcomes you may want to achieve. 

How to get a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology?

If you're wanting to attain the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology, you'll first need to recognise your career goals and what skills and knowledge you'd like to develop when starting a career in tech. 

You may be thinking about changing careers, looking for a promotion or want to develop your skill set so that you have a broad overview of the main ICT concepts. By first understanding your goals and what desired outcomes you want to achieve, these can be the main motivators in helping you complete the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology. 
 

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