International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$8,670 - A$9,530


0.5 Year


Begin your career in the growing IT sector and gain an overall knowledge of the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry when you study the Certificate III in Information Technology focused on Networking.

Learn how to securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information, identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments, apply introductory programming techniques, provide advice to clients, work in a team and develop your critical and creative thinking skills.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Troubleshoot ICT problems
  • Apply the fundamentals of networking
  • Build simple websites
  • Apply introductory programming techniques


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Responding to inquiries about software and hardware problems
  • Adapting existing programs to meet user requirements
  • Installing and downloading the appropriate software
  • Repairing and replacing peripheral equipment such as monitors, printers and routers
  • Administering computer networks
  • Designing and maintaining simple websites
  • Understanding Cloud fundamentals


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A passion for technology
  • A positive approach to problem-solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Computer and digital literacy


On a global scale, large portions of IT budgets are allocated to telecom services, devices and infrastructure, as well as IT and business services. This is due to tech companies profiting from the ongoing digital transformation, while on the other hand, many companies are focusing resources on internal operations to learn from the challenges experienced during 2020.

Key Information Technology-related soft skills that are increasingly becoming important include communication and creative problem-solving skills. Other notable soft skills include leadership, determination, flexibility, negotiation, and presentation.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Basic computer operations knowledge and experience including Microsoft Office
  • Basic communication skills
  • An interest in communication and technology

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$8,670
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$8,670
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$8,670
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$9,530
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$9,530
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,530


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units =12
  • 6 core units plus 6 elective units,of which:
  • at least 4 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • BSBXCS303 Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
  • BSBXTW301 Work in a team
  • ICTICT313 Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques
  • ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients
  • ICTSAS310 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
  • ICTSAS312 Provide basic system administration
  • ICTNWK307 Provide network systems administration
  • ICTNWK311 Install and test network protocols
  • BSBXCS301 Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats
  • BSBXCS302 Identify and report online security threats


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Information Technology study pathway:

At TAFE NSW Blacktown, Meadowbank and Ultimo


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.