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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115)

Course summary

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions and to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user.

Persons working at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Information Technology and Digital Media
Skill Area
  • - Information Technology
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however completion of Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology is highly recommended. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: help desk officer, help desk assistant, ICT operations support, ICT user support, PC support, technical support.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 17 units, consisting of:
6 core units and 11 elective units.
Foundation Skills Cluster
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
Business Practices Cluster
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
System Build and Test Cluster
ICTICT303 Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS301 Run standard diagnostic tests
Small Business Networking Cluster
ICTNWK305 Install and manage network protocols
ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
Linux Cluster
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software
ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration
Advanced Documents Cluster
ICTICT301 Create user documentation
ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications
Large Business Networking Cluster
ICTNWK301 Provide network systems administration
ICTNWK302 Determine and action network problems
ICTNWK303 Configure and administer a network operating system
ICTNWK304 Administer network peripherals
2018 Study Sequence
New students
Enrol into both clusters available for the current intake. Full-time students are to enrol into two clusters at a time and part-time students are to enrol into one cluster at a time.

Continuing students 
Enrol into any available clusters that haven’t previously been completed.

Most clusters are only available once per calendar year: 

Clusters offered at the February intake
Business Practices cluster and Small Business Networking cluster 

Clusters offered at the April intake
Foundation Skills cluster and System Build & Test cluster 

Clusters offered at the July intake 
Large Business Networking cluster and Foundation Skills cluster 

Clusters offered at the October intake
Linux cluster and Advanced Documents cluster

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL

Course Intakes

2018 On-campus

Timing
There are four course intakes for 2018, available in February, April, July and October.

Duration and dates
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time


Summary

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will be held at Building 1, Room 2.24.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes will be held at Building B, Room 2.05.

Full-time students are expected to attend on-campus classes for two days per week and spend another two days each week doing online learning, revision and assessments. Part-time students are expected to attend on-campus classes for one day per week and spend another day each week doing online learning, revision and assessments.

On-campus classes will be held at the following times at both locations: 

February intake:
Business Practices classes are held weekly on Mondays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Small Business Networking classes are held weekly on Thursdays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

April intake:
Foundation Skills classes are held weekly on Mondays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
System Build & Test classes are held weekly on Thursdays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

July intake:
Large Business Networking classes are held weekly on Mondays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Foundation Skills classes are held weekly on Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

October intake:
Linux classes are held weekly on Thursdays 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Advanced Documents classes are held weekly on Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am

It is expected that students who don’t hold a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, also attend a bridging class held on Wednesdays from 8.30 am - 3 pm for the first six months of their study.


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology No
ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology No