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ICT30120
Certificate III in

Information Technology

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Summary

Are you interested in the IT field but lack the experience? The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology 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.

‚ÄčEstimated Start Date 18th Jan 2021

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Detail

Duration
18 months
Units
12
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.
Course structure

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

 

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 Services
  • Dedicated trainer
  • Online tutorials
  • Video content access to:
  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning
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. After enrolment, you'll need to contact Student Support so they can arrange a dedicated trainer to assess your eligibility for either RPL 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.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
University pathways
If you successfully complete the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology, you may be able to continue your education and study the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (specialisation). You can choose from the following specialisations:
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Systems administration support
  • Web development

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have a core point-of contact for this course. There will be assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

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As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have completed year 10, or equivalent
  • 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 applying for admission.

You'll complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly.

To ensure that you're able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, you'll need access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. You'll also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:
  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)
 
Recording equipment / software required


A digital video recording device (for example a webcam or mobile phone with a camera) and simple recording apps to save and upload videos, images and audio files.

You will also need software such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime to view online videos and images.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

Completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher;

OR

2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require other participants to participate as characters in role plays. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants. They can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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