This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in supporting clients in a range of technical areas. The qualification has a strong information technology base of core units with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader industry-specific units in the areas of service desk, database, sustainability and network support to suit particular needs.
This course covers 22 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.
Vendor Neutral Courses
MCSA: Windows 8
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
MTA: Networking Fundamentals
MTA: Security Fundamentals
Privacy, ethics and copyright
Service Desk Analyst 1&2
Hardware - Network basics
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of support-related work environments in service desk support, database support, networking support, or similar
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.
Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.
Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.
IT students also have access to
Pluralsight's online training library, a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you. Resources
This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).
The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the certificate.
The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems:
1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance
Unit Code Unit Name ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office home office network ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment ICTSAS410 Identify and resolve client ICT problems ICTSAS412 Action change requests ICTICT408 Create technical documentation BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes ICTSAS420 Provide first-level remote help-desk support ICTPMG401 Support small scale ICT projects ICTSAS425 Configure and troubleshoot operating system software ICTSAS411 Assist with policy development for client support procedures ICTICT415 Provide one-to-one instruction ICTSAD401 Develop and present feasibility reports ICTICT413 Relate to clients on a business level ICTICT422 Participate in ICT services ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults ICTICT421 Connect, maintain and configure hardware components ICTSAS416 Implement maintenance procedures ICTSAS421 Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications ICTSAS414 Evaluate system status ICTSAS413 Manage resolution of system faults on a live system
This qualification suits individuals who are looking to develop their skills at a technical specialist support level. ICT support roles apply across all industries, with possible job titles including:
Help Desk Specialist
Network Support Technician
PC Support Technician
Technical Support - Sustainability
User Support (Technicial)
Microsoft Certification Mapping
This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:
MCSA: Windows 8 MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals MTA: Networking Fundamentals MTA: Security Fundamentals
All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled Certificate, Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product along with studying these materials.
Pathways from this qualification include:
ICA50111 Diploma of Information Technology or a range of other diploma qualifications
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.
Price and Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,270
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Terms and Conditions Apply Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System which provides participants with a great opportunity to obtain the necessary skills needed to pursue a career through Government-subsidised training. Eligible qualifications range from Certificate I right through to Advanced Diplomas.
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374 Government Funding and Incentives
At both 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 find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.
*Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au Centrelink Financial Support Services
This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including
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