If you're keen to explore the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology (Release 3) but also want some programming skills under your belt, you'll be pleased to know that this useful course includes specifically selected set of units that focus on the area of Programming.
Want to start a career in programming but lack the skills and experience? The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming is a perfect starter course for those wanting to learn some of the core aspects of the ICT industry, as well as some foundational programming skills.
Learn the fundamental skills required to start your journey in software development. In this course you'll learn the key skills around the software product development cycle and the technologies and languages that can be deployed to build the next “app” of tomorrow.
Programming is a popular career option amongst IT professionals. So if you need more experience to pursue Programming as a career path, this qualification can teach you the relevant skills and knowledge you need to get started.
What you'll learn:
This qualification comprises units that will have you trained in a broad range of areas in the general ICT sector and basic-level programming. It provides a nice balance of core units and electives that can help you pursue study should you choose programming as a specialisation. In this course, you'll learn to:
- Apply introductory programming techniques
- Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
- Write scripts for software applications
- Create ICT user documentation
Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:
- Critical thinking
- Team collaboration
- Analysing information
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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.
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:
- 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. 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.
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.
Programming Languages and Applications
The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming will have you explore integral programming languages that can provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue career opportunities as a developer.
There are plenty of benefits that come with learning specific programming languages if you intend on having a long-term career in programming. These include:
- Preparedness for career success: Knowing specific programming languages can put you ahead of the career game as you'll have the opportunity to be able to solve problems quickly the more languages you know. Programmers who have a broad knowledge of different languages are ahead of the game because the results are different for each one, so it helps to know several when problem-solving.
- Increased salary potential: Employers are willing to pay more if you know any of the trending programming languages. As a developer, you're expected to keep yourself updated with the latest trends so possessing knowledge of several languages or being willing to learn more can work to your advantage. Employers are willing to pay for your expertise, especially if you know programming languages that are valuable to the company.
- Having a versatile skill set: Knowing multiple languages means you'll be able to work on interesting projects, which can give you variety across your job responsibilities. By only knowing one language, you risk yourself of doing the same thing over and over, which can lead to boredom. Having knowledge of a variety of programming languages means you'll better adapt to the changes of the industry and have a versatile skill set, making you sought-after by employers.
The programming languages you will learn in this course include:
- Python: This is a programming language used to develop apps. Python is also commonly used in web development, AI, machine learning, operating systems and game development.
Hear from our students about their experience studying with Upskilled:
In addition to learning the programming languages, you'll also have access to popular tech applications such as: