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ICT30120
Certificate III in

Information Technology - Focus on Basic Cyber Security Awareness

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12 months
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12 units of competency
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Summary

Intending on studying ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology but also interested in learning some skills in cyber security? This exclusive course includes specifically selected units that explore cyber security, helping you gain a basic level of understanding and knowledge in the area.

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Basic Cyber Security Awareness will have you studying general ICT units that can equip you with the skillset needed to carry out fundamental technical tasks. You'll also explore elective units that focus on cyber security, which can inspire you to pursue further study should you wish to make it a core focus in your career.

There's a skills shortage in cyber security workers, so demand in this specialisation is very high. With interesting and challenging work available, as well as high salary potential, this course may help you build the foundational skills needed to find career success in cyber security.

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Detail

Duration
12 months
Units
12 units of competency

This qualification is ideal if you have limited experience in cyber security and want to develop skills at a basic level. You'll also have the opportunity to explore general ICT units that can equip you with the technical and soft skills needed to become a successful entry-level IT worker.

While this course is broad and general, it has some units that are applicable to cyber security, which can ensure that you're able to perform tasks related to the area. This also gives you the opportunity to prepare for further study should you wish to become a cyber security specialist or similar.

Please note: Students who successfully complete the ICT30120 Certificate III Information Technology - Basic Cyber Security Awareness will receive a certificate for ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology, with the focused units of competency outlined in the student’s transcript.

Course structure

This qualification comprises units that can help boost your knowledge in basic cyber security awareness, as well explore general ICT concepts, which can prepare you for supporting roles in the field. In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • Identify and report online security threats
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Team colllaboration

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'll gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions 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:

  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning
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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.

Following enrolment, you can request further information from Student Support. A trainer will then be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.

Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BSBXCS401
Maintain security of digital devices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required ensure the cyber security of digital devices. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role ensure the security of digital devices used.

BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.

BSBXCS404
Contribute to cyber security risk management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

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.

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.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Basic Cyber Security Awareness, you may be able to continue your education and study the ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security).

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.

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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

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  • a qualification at a Certificate I level or higher

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.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.

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