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ICT30120

Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming

Discover the fundamentals of programming with this course, designed to equip you for entry-level ICT roles and provide a foundation in creating tomorrow's apps.

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Course Summary

Duration
12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology (Release 3) with a focus on programming offers specially selected units to help you gain foundational programming skills. This online course is ideal for those new to the ICT industry, providing essential training for a career in programming. You'll learn key software development skills, including the software product development cycle and the technologies and languages needed to build future apps, equipping you for a successful programming career.

What you'll learn:

This online 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

Technologies Covered:

  • SQL
  • Python

  • JavaScript

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • PyCharm

  • AWS

  • Google Cloud

What's Included?

By choosing Upskilled's ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology -  Focus on Programming, you'll gain access to resources that enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging:

  • Specialist Trainers: Learn from experts with decades of industry experience.
  • Student Support: Get help from our dedicated Australian-based support team.
  • MyUpskilled Platform: Access course materials through our customised learning platform.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Enjoy video tutorials from industry leaders.
  • Industry-Relevant Learning: Access top vendor content like Microsoft and prepare for certifications.
  • Technology Job Portal: Connect directly with employers seeking your new skills.

Programming Languages and Career Advantages

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology with a focus on Programming introduces key programming languages essential for a development career. Learning multiple languages not only prepares you for diverse career opportunities but also enhances your problem-solving capabilities, making you a valuable asset in the tech industry.

Key Benefits:

  • Career Advancement: Proficiency in various programming languages can significantly increase your marketability and potential salary.
  • Versatility: A broad skill set allows you to engage in varied and interesting projects, preventing job monotony and keeping your skills relevant as industry demands evolve.

Programming Skills You'll Gain:

  • Python: Widely used in web development, AI, and more, with training tools like PyCharm.

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Course Detail

Self-Paced Learning and Course Duration

Upskilled's flexible, self-paced courses let you balance personal and work schedules. With a training plan to keep you on track, most students complete the course in 12-18 months, but motivated learners can finish faster. Speak with an Education Consultant to discuss your study and completion goals.

Assessment

The Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming course includes research-based assessments where you'll answer questions based on covered concepts. You'll also work on scenario-based projects and build a portfolio of digital assets (photography, audio, video, text) to showcase your skills when applying for jobs.

Work in a Simulated Workplace

Gain practical experience by working on real-world tasks in a simulated ICT workplace. Access this environment through our MyUpskilled platform and develop job-ready skills while completing online assessment tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) with supporting evidence of prior education or work experience. This can reduce your study load or course duration. Speak with your Education Consultant before enrolment for details, or download the application from MyUpskilled after enrolment. A trainer will assess your eligibility.

Course Structure

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTICT443
    Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

    This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives. It includes contributing to performance and capability within teams, participating in team activities, exchanging knowledge and skills and providing support to team members. It applies to all individuals who work in teams that utilise multiple technologies to complete a collective task.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTPRG430
    Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake introductory programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language including tool usage, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques. It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages.

  • ICTPRG435
    Write scripts for software applications

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct highly interactive and automated software applications. It applies to those who build and integrate interactive applications or websites for internal or public sites. They may work as application developers, application-support personnel, programmers specialising in a scripting language, web application programmers, or web developers.

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Entry requirements

Start date

There are no formal entry requirements for the Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming course. To ensure you get the most out of your training, the following process applies:

Enrolment Process:

  • An Education Consultant will contact you to confirm your suitability.
  • Complete a short language, literacy, and numeracy assessment.

Recommended Skills and Resources:

  • English literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level.
  • Access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Access to a device with audio/video recording capabilities.
  • Basic computing skills, including video creation and uploading.

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RRP $4,000

 

Government funding

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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Career 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 - Focus on Programming you may be able to continue your education and study the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming). 

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Our IT trainers are dedicated professionals with the skills and knowledge to keep you updated on the latest industry trends. They offer qualifications in web development, cybersecurity, and networking, providing the guidance you need to succeed in IT.

The IT faculty fosters a supportive learning environment with 'Ask Me Anything' Zoom sessions, where you can receive guidance and collaborate with fellow students.

FAQs

What are the benefits of learning programming?

If you enjoy coding and want to do it for a living, then getting into a career in programming may be your best option when it comes to pursuing a career in IT. 

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming is a qualification that can be a great stepping stone if you want to gain some skills in programming but want to learn a broad overview of ICT concepts that may impact your career. 

You'll learn how to apply introductory programming techniques and object-oriented language skills, write scripts for software applications and create ICT user documents. 

Below are some of the key benefits that come with learning programming: 
 
  • It can help you better understand technology
  • It can enhance your problem-solving skills
  • You have the opportunity to be creative, especially if you're keen to develop an app of your own
There is high earning potential in programming. The average base salary for a programmer is over $90,000.

 

How does a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming help me in my career?

If you're looking for a course that has a nice balance of core units and electives, this is a great learning opportunity if you have the intention of pursuing entry-level roles in programming. There are specific units in this course that can help you build the confidence in developing basic programming skills. It's also delivered online, meaning you can balance your work and personal priorities without interruption.

The ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming is also great for people wanting to learn a broad range of topics that can help them gain valuable transferable skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.

 

How to enrol in a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming?

If you're interested in enrolling in this course, you'll need to first fill out an enquiry form on our website. There are some personal details you'll need to include, such as your name, phone number and email address. 

In addition to this, you'll need to tell us more about your current situation by answering the question, What best describes you? You may be:
 
  • Starting your career
  • Changing careers
  • Returning to work
  • Looking for a promotion
  • Expanding your skill set
Once you fill out the enquiry form, one of our education consultants will be in contact with you within 48 hours. 

During your consultation, you'll be able to discuss anything related to the course and you can ask questions regarding payment options, learning content and what career outcomes you can pursue from the ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming.

 

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