Course Code: ICT40215

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.


  • Studying online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 22 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    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 Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • MCSA: Windows 8
    • MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 
    • MTA: Networking Fundamentals
    • MTA: Security Fundamentals


    • WHS
    • Sustainability
    • Project Management
    • Business need
    • Privacy, ethics and copyright
    • Service Desk Analyst 1&2
    • Hardware - Network basics
    • Technical Documentation
    • Online Learning

    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.  


    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).

  • Unit Outline

    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
  • Career Outcomes

    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:

    • Customer Support
    • Database Support
    • 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.

    Further Study

    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

    Get started for just $300!

    $300 enrollment fee plus 52 weekly interest free repayments of $68.27, total course cost = $3,850 


    • Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront
    • Save 5% ($195) when paying via monthly installments

    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

    Centrelink Financial Support Services

    This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including  Youth Allowance Austudy and  AbstudyClick here for more info.

  • Upcoming Courses

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