This qualification is ideal if you want to get started in the ICT industry as well as learn some foundational skills in programming. This is a great stepping stone to further study in the programming specialisation, which may help you pursue junior-level programming roles in the future.
Whether you're a career changer or someone that simply wants to get their foot in the door, this qualification can get you started in exploring the relevant areas in the general ICT sector and programming at a basic level.
Please note: Students who successfully complete the ICT30120 Certificate III Information Technology - Focus on Programming will receive a certificate for ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology, with the focused units of competency outlined in the student’s transcript.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
In addition to learning the programming languages, you'll also have access to popular tech applications such as: