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|One day a week on campus plus virtual classes and tutorials. Tuesdays: virtual classes, 10am - 12pmWednesdays: Warrnambool campus classes, 9am - 4.30pmThursdays: virtual classes, 10am - 12pm
Improve your general knowledge of computers, software applications, web technologies, networking and software support with the Certificate III in Information Technology.
You will gain knowledge and skills as an excellent foundation for a career in the ICT industry or continue on to further study.
During this course, you will gain knowledge and skills in:
This course is offered one day a week on campus plus two, two-hour virtual classes* a week.
*Virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in groups together.
Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with skills in a range of Information and Communications Technology roles including basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness, digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.
Completion of this course could also lead to employment as an IT Technician, Help Desk Officer, Customer Service Representative (ICT), Client Support Officer (ICT) or User Support Specialist.
Upon completion of this course, you may continue to study in the Information Technology field at Certificate IV or Bachelor level.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To apply for this course, you must be at least 17 years of age.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 12 units; 6 core and 6 elective.
|Provide ICT advice to clients
|Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
|Run standard diagnostic tests
|Work in a team
|Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
|Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
|Apply introductory programming techniques
|Maintain security of digital devices
|Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
|Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
|Configure and administer network operating systems
|Build simple web pages
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type
|Indicative Course Fee
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees
|Indicative Course Fee
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
If you need any assistance with applying, contact our team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.
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