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ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 to 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

ICT30120

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles, including animation, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness, digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.

Individuals who work in these fields apply broad sets of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Education Support, Information Technology, Information Technology Support Services include: 
> Help desk assistant/officer
> ICT operations/user support
> PC support
> Technical support

 

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology.

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  Fee Free TAFE*  Free
  Full Fee  $7,050.00

*This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retain or upskill.

Fee free places are available for eligible domestic students who are NT residents, limited places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses
CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology a total of TWELVE (12) units of competency must be completed comprising six (6) core and six (6) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 470.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBCRT301Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills40
BSBXCS303Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information40
BSBXTW301Work in a team40
ICTICT313Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments50
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques40
ICTSAS305Provide ICT advice to clients40
 Total nominal hours for core units250
Elective units of competency (Select 6)
ICTICT309Create ICT user documentation20
ICTICT317Maintain standard operating environments20
ICTNWK308Determine and action network problems50
ICTSAS310Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network50
ICTWEB304Build simple web pages40
ICTWEB305Produce digital images for the web40
 Total nominal hours for elective units220
 Total nominal hours for the qualification470

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements into ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology however the preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

> Completion of ICT20120 Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies, or other relevant qualifications.
> Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using information technologies.

Students attend a pre-enrolment interview with the lecturer to determine if they have the required LLN and Digital Literacy skills to successfully engage in the qualification and that the course selection is suitable. 

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

I was very happy to undertake my course at CDU because I felt I would be well supported and have the best chances of a successful completion. The lecturers were easy to get along with; they always went above and beyond to help.

Shailee

CDU student

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The other programs I explored were not as multidisciplinary. Furthermore, joining CDU meant joining a connected community; a home away from home.

Kalyani

CDU student

Master of Data Science Kalyani

I was very happy to undertake my course at CDU because I felt I would be well supported and have the best chances of a successful completion. The lecturers were easy to get along with; they always went above and beyond to help.

Shailee

CDU student

Close-up of Shailee smiling outdoors

The other programs I explored were not as multidisciplinary. Furthermore, joining CDU meant joining a connected community; a home away from home.

Kalyani

CDU student

Master of Data Science Kalyani

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus, online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
COMPUTING
Occupation types
ICT Customer Support Officer
Area of study
Information Technology, IT and Network Engineering

Contact details

Commerce and Information Technology
Location: Waterfront Darwin & Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8946 8877 (WFD) 08 8959 5312 (ASP) Student Central 1800 061 963
Email: vet.business@cdu.edu.au

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You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU TAFE has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU TAFE courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like TAFE and undergraduate.

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