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Offering Info

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

  • National Course Code: ICT30118
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT30118-01V02-21LIS-047

Location – Lismore (focused on Multimedia and Games)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

09 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

30.1 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

According to Job Outlook, ICT Support Technicians are in high demand. If you are a tech-head, enjoy helping people and want a skillset that is sought-after in multiple industries, then the nationally recognised Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology is for you. Learn to administer networks and support websites to keep the digital engine of your organisation humming.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Troubleshoot ICT problems
  • Create user documentation
  • Use application software packages
  • Participate in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) processes

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the qualities you need:

  • Confidence dealing with people in a business environment
  • Expert at problem-solving
  • Manage competing tasks and priorities

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

You will earn:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at certificate III level
  • Knowledge of office software and business technology
  • Skills that can be used in any industry

GROW YOUR CAREER

Expand your career and specialise your digital knowledge through TAFE NSW:

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • Certificate IV in Support
  • Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies
  • Certificate IV in Networking
  • Certificate IV in Programming
  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security

INDUSTRY DEMAND

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List - which means that there is a demand for these skills - and prepares students for entry level jobs as an ICT Helpdesk or Support Technician. According to Job Outlook, there are likely to be around 62,000 job openings for ICT Support Technicians over 5 years (that is about 12,400 a year).

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can construct the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the IT industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Basic computer experience including Microsoft Office
  • Basic communication skills

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete all 17 units, comprising of 6 core and 11 electives, which have been pre-selected after consultation with industry, to ascertain the skills and knowledge required for the job role, or to progress into higher qualifications
  • have access to a computer at home, with good internet connectivity, during the timetabled hours. If you don't have access to a computer at home, you will have access to TAFE libraries

The expectation is that by enrolling in this qualification, you commit to the time frame in which the qualification is being delivered. The proposed study schedule will be discussed, and an individual training plan will be established. Should you fall behind your agreed schedule, you will be required to complete additional work and learning outside scheduled class time. You need to be committed to practising new skills learnt in class, in your own time.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 21 January 2021 3.00pm to 4.00pm Lismore Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 01

Please don't hesitate to seek assistance from Student Central, if you have any difficulty locating the information session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10.1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision, research, and assessment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • do not have formal IT qualifications, and are seeking to enter the IT workforce
  • would like to go on to study IT at a higher level
  • have digital literacy skills, that may have been acquired through either previous study, and/or life experience
  • have a minimum of Year 10 completion, or equivalent, and have undertaken technology related activities during their school study
  • are currently employed, and are willing to learn new skills, or obtain a new qualification, or update an existing one
  • are comfortable working with computers in general, and more specifically, with operating systems, software applications, and digital documents, and who use the internet in their day-to-day activities
  • are able to use search engines for research

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm, and Friday, from 9.00 to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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 optimise operating system software
ICTSAS308 Run standard diagnostic tests
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
CUAANM301 Create 2D digital animations
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUADIG301 Prepare video assets
ICTGAM301 Apply simple modelling techniques
ICTGAM302 Design and apply simple textures to digital art
ICTGAM303 Review and apply the principles of animation
ICTPRG301 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs
ICTWEB303 Produce digital images for the web

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Lismore
64 Conway Street, Lismore
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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