Certificate III in Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles, including 3D animation, Game Development, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness, Digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.   
Length
6 months 3 day a week
Qualification Code
ICT30120

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

Individuals who work in these fields apply broad sets of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts. Students will develop a broad understanding of all aspects of IT that can lead to further studies in computing science, digital media, information systems, computer programming, systems design, database administration, interactive web development and software engineering. Students will learn how to design and implement technology changes which align to current industry specific technologies as well as the project management skills required to ensure a successful outcome of these changes. 
 

 
  • Computer technician
  • Information technology support
  • IT Support officer
  • Help desk officer
  • Customer service representative
  • ICT operations support
  • Digital media designer
  • 3D animator
  • Game designer and developer
  • Computer programmer

The Certificate III of Information Technology provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to work with and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Individuals working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher-level technical skills in ICT areas.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PROVIDE ICT ADVICE TO CLIENTS
ICTSAS305
APPLY INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES
ICTPRG302
IDENTIFY IP, ETHICS AND PRIVACY POLICIES IN ICT ENVIRONMENTS
ICTICT313
WORK IN A TEAM
BSBXTW301
SECURELY MANAGE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND WORKPLACE INFORMATION 40HRS
BSBXCS303
DEVELOP AND EXTEND CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS
BSBCRT301
SECURE A NETWORKED PERSONAL COMPUTER
VU21993
RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN AN ORGANISATION
VU21990
PROVIDE BASIC SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
ICTSAS312
INSTALL, CONFIGURE AND SECURE A SMALL OFFICE OR HOME OFFICE NETWORK
ICTSAS310
MAINTAIN AND REPAIR ICT EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
ICTSAS309
RUN STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
ICTSAS308
CONFIGURE AND ADMINISTER NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS
ICTNWK309
CONNECT INTERNAL HARDWARE COMPONENTS
ICTICT314
CREATE ICT USER DOCUMENTATION
ICTICT309
OPERATE APPLICATION SOFTWARE PACKAGES
ICTICT214
PREPARE AND COMPLETE IMAGE RENDERING PROCESSES
ICTGAM433
USE 3-D SOFTWARE INTERFACE AND TOOLSETS
ICTGAM427
REVIEW AND APPLY TRADITIONAL ANIMATION PRINCIPLES
ICTGAM306
DEVELOP THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) MODELS FOR DIGITAL GAMES
ICTGAM304
REVIEW AND APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION
ICTGAM303
APPLY SIMPLE MODELLING TECHNIQUES
ICTGAM301
PERFORM BASIC VISION AND SOUND EDITING
CUAPOS211
PERFORM BASIC VISION AND SOUND EDITING
CUAPOS201
PRODUCE AND PREPARE PHOTO IMAGES
CUADIG303
CREATE 3D DIGITAL ANIMATIONS
CUAANM302
Contact hours: 5 hours per day, 3 days per week. 9am to 3:30pm. Time commitment outside of class: 5 hours per week

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

  • Standard requirements:  interview, PTR, LLN
 

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: JAM

National course code: ICT30120

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate III in Information Technology
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$631$3,154$6,864

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways from the qualification:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to:

ICT40120 – Certificate IV of Information Technology

External TAFE or RTO Pathways:

After achieving this qualification, individuals may engage in further learning in vocational education through alternative TAFE, RTOS

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology

Course coordinator

Nicholas Andison