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Certificate III in Information Technology ICT30120

Overview

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles.

Working at this level you will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications, digital media technologies, animation, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness.

You will apply a broad set 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.

To achieve the Certificate III in Information Technology you need to complete the 6 CORE units and 6 ELECTIVE units.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Information Technology ICT30120

Course No:

C3-BD65

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

This qualification can be completed in one (1) semester (approx. 20 hours per week) full-time or part-time equivalent.

It is expected that you will spend approximately the same number of hours in private study to practise skills and apply new knowledge.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,435.00

Likely Job Outcome:

Upon completion of this qualification, you may find yourself eligible to work in the following positions:

- Help desk assistant/officer
- ICT operations support
- ICT user support
- PC support
- Technical support
- Network support
- Network operations support
- Network operations technician
- Network technician
- Network support technician
- Computer Helpdesk Technician
- Network Security Trainee

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

All fees are subject to change

You may be required to pay additional costs (approx. $150-$350) associated with textbooks, online resources or access to simulation software.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that to increase your likelihood of success you have demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using basic information technologies.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 12 subjects

Core: Complete all 6

  • BSBCRT301   Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    • CIT Code: INNO108
      Cost: Standard $185.00
      Description: 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. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBXCS303   Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
    • CIT Code: BUSN286
      Cost: Standard $205.00
      Description: 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBXTW301   Work in a team
    • CIT Code: BUSN589
      Cost: Standard $185.00
      Description: 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT313   Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
    • CIT Code: INFT1376
      Cost: Standard $290.00
      Description: 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG302   Apply introductory programming techniques
    • CIT Code: INFT1247
      Cost: Standard $235.00
      Description: 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS305   Provide ICT advice to clients
    • CIT Code: COMM161
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete minimum of 4

  • ICTNWK309   Configure and administer network operating systems
    • CIT Code: INFT1194
      Cost: Standard $330.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create a network operating system and set up and use administrative tools to manage the network. It applies to individuals who are required to provide frontline technical support to maintain network continuity to a network operating system.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS312   Provide basic system administration
    • CIT Code: INFT1389
      Cost: Standard $115.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, operate and implement basic system administrative processes in stand-alone or client server environments. The unit applies to individuals who may work in supervised technical support roles, with some responsibility in undertaking administrative activities, using a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) skills and knowledge. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT309   Create ICT user documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT1141
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create clear and coherent user documentation that is easy to navigate and apply.It applies to individuals who work under supervision with responsibilities for the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) user documentation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT314   Connect internal hardware components
    • CIT Code: INFT1387
      Cost: Standard $205.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and configure internal hardware components and evaluate the modified system according to client and user requirements. The unit applies to individuals who may work in responsible roles such as support desk technicians and who provide assistance in configuring internal hardware components in devices. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB431   Create and style simple markup language documents
    • CIT Code: INFT1042
      Cost: Standard $225.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website. It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB304   Build simple web pages
    • CIT Code: INFT1335
      Cost: Standard $210.00
      Description: 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK311   Install and test network protocols
    • CIT Code: INFT1196
      Cost: Standard $210.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and test network protocols in a networking environment.It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, who are required to provide network support to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS310   Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
    • CIT Code: INFT1310
      Cost: Standard $225.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify available network components and client requirements and to install, configure and secure those components as part of a Small Office or Home Office (SOHO) network.It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision and have experience with analysis and problem solving when working with technologies.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS214   Protect devices from spam and destructive software
    • CIT Code: INFT1305
      Cost: Standard $145.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to reduce the risk of a device's operation being affected by spam or destructive software by implementing a range of protective cyber security procedures.It applies to those working under a level of supervision who have responsibility to provide technical support, exercise discretion to protect devices and secure software in a workplace environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT310   Identify and use industry specific technologies
    • CIT Code: INFT1142
      Cost: Standard $155.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, research and apply industry specific technologies, and assist in enhancing and maintaining an end-to-end business process at its highest quality possible.It applies to individuals who work under minimal supervision and support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: May complete maximum of 2

  • ICTICT445   Connect and configure devices and hardware components
    • CIT Code: INFT1160
      Cost: Standard $205.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and configure devices and hardware components including mobile devices.It applies to individuals who use a range of technical skills to configure and connect a device to other devices and maintain system components in a home or workplace environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Information Technology ICT50220
Certificate IV Information Technology ICT40120

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au