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0.5 Year


The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology prepares graduates to work in roles such as ICT operations, technical and help desk support.

You will receive a broad introduction to a range of information communications technology (ICT) areas including, network administration, technical support, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

As the leading provider of education and training in Australia TAFE NSW courses are designed in close consultation with industry. When you study with us, you’ll learn your skills in computer labs and workshops which simulate an IT working environment and graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Communicate in an ICT environment
  • Create user documentation
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Troubleshoot ICT problems
  • Use application software packages to produce documents, spreadsheets and presentations


Strengthen your practical skills in Information, Digital Media and Technology, including:

  • Determining client ICT requirements and providing solutions
  • Responding to enquiries about software and hardware problems
  • Administering computer networks (network administration stream)
  • Designing and maintaining simple web sites (web technologies stream)
  • Repairing and replacing equipment such as monitors, printers and routers


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that equip you with the confidence to work in Information, Digital Media and Technology, including:

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Positive approach to problem-solving
  • Analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills


Full-time employment in ICT is forecast to reach 55.3 million worldwide in 2020, an increase of 3.9% compared to 2019.

Growth areas in the Information and Technology (IT) field include: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Analytics and Data Management, Automation and Project Management.


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:

Additional Requirements:

  • Students should have an understanding of the basic operations of a computer, the internet and Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel

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:

  • Some computer experience including Microsoft Office
  • Confidence in your communication skills

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 Jul A$8,670
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$8,670
St Leonards Feb A$8,670
Wollongong West Feb , Jul A$8,670
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$8,670
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$8,670
St Leonards Feb A$8,670


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,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


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 = 17
  • 6 core units plus 11 elective units
  • The elective units consist of all units from one of the following specialist elective groups:
  • Group A Applications, Group B Network Administration, Group C Support, Group D Web Technologies, Group E Multimedia
  • up to 7 from any of the specialist elective groups below or from Group F general elective units below
  • up to 3 from elsewhere in ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate III or IV level.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
  • Core Units
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
  • ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • ICTICT301 Create user documentation
  • ICTICT302 Install and optimize operating system software
  • ICTSAS308 Run standard diagnostic tests
  • ICTSAS303 Care for computer hardware
  • ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration
  • ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients
  • ICTSAS306 Maintain equipment and software
  • BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
  • ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs
  • ICTWEB303 Produce digital images for the web
  • CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
  • CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
  • ICTGAM301 Apply simple modelling techniques
  • ICTGAM302 Design and apply simple textures to digital art
  • ICTGAM303 Review and apply the principles of animation
  • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
  • CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
  • CUADIG302 Author interactive sequences
  • CUADIG304 Create visual design components
  • ICPDMT346 Incorporate video into multimedia presentations
  • ICTBWN302 Install optical fibre splitters in fibre distribution hubs
  • ICTBWN303 Install lead-in module and cable for fibre to the premises
  • ICTBWN307 Use optical measuring instruments
  • ICTBWN308 Work safely on live optical fibre installations
  • ICTBWN309 Perform tests on optical communication system and components
  • ICTCBL219 Apply safe technical work practices for cabling registration when configuring an ADSL circuit
  • ICTCBL246 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling ACMA Restricted Rule
  • ICTCBL247 Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling ACMA Open Rules
  • ICTCBL330 Splice and terminate optical fibre cable for telecommunications projects
  • ICTICT305 Identify and use current industry specific technologies
  • ICTICT306 Migrate to new technology
  • ICTNWK303 Configure and administer a network operating system
  • ICTNWK306 Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
  • ICTNWK419 Identify and use current virtualisation technologies
  • ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques
  • ICTTEN208 Use electrical skills when working with telecommunications networks
  • ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures


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:


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.