Why Choose the Certificate III in Information Technology Course for High School Students in Queensland?
At Prestige Service Training, we’re dedicated to helping students navigate the path to a successful future.
Our specially crafted Certificate III in Information Technology course is exclusively designed for high school students in Queensland, and it’s your ticket to kickstart an exciting journey into the world of IT.
Our program is tailor-made to equip young minds with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive.
Whether you dream of coding the next big app, securing digital fortresses, or designing cutting-edge websites, our course is your gateway to making those dreams a reality.
What is the Certificate III in Information Technology Course?
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The Certificate III in Information Technology is an all-encompassing program tailored for QLD high school students who are excited to venture into the dynamic world of technology. This course acts as your portal to a future filled with endless opportunities.
Through a blend of engaging virtual lessons, hands-on activities, and real-world case studies, you’ll dive deep into the intricacies of information technology, creative thinking skills, programming, software packages and more.
These invaluable skills not only enhance your academic journey but also prepare you for your future career aspirations.
A Certificate III in Information Technology is a level 3 qualification that allows people to qualify for skilled work. The qualification also sets the foundation for further learning, such as a Certificate IV in Information Technology or Diploma of Information Technology.
Stay ahead of the curve. Our program doesn’t just cover existing practices; it keeps you ahead of emerging trends in the ever-evolving world of information technology. You’ll gain readily transferable professional skills and expertise, ensuring you’re always in demand in the job market.
The Certificate III in Information Technology course is a comprehensive virtual learning experience tailored for high school students in Queensland. It provides a solid understanding of fundamental information technology concepts and practices, setting you to excel.
- Qualification code: ICT30120
- Qualification name: Certificate III in Information Technology
- Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
- Duration: 18 months
- 1.5-hour weekly virtual class + extra classes
Units of competency: 12
- 6 core units +
- 6 electives
- Would you be able to contribute to your ATAR? Yes (school students only)
- Would you be able to contribute to your QCE? Yes (school students only)
- For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/
The program is structured to provide a balanced mix of theoretical learning and practical application, ensuring you’re well-equipped to handle real-world IT challenges.
ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology consists of six (6) core units and six (6) electives tailored based on your target outcomes.
- 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
- BSBTEC201 – Use business software packages
- ICTICT214 – Operate application software packages
- ICTICT309 – Create ICT user documentation
ICTWEB304 – Build simple web pages
- ICTWEB305 – Produce digital images for the web
- CUAPOS211 – Perform basic vision and sound editing
- We offer convenient payment plans that allow you to manage expenses while investing in your future. Payment plans start from as little as $53 a week.
- Schools cost = $2,099
- Industry cost = $2,999
- International cost = $5,000
Entry requirements and eligibility
To enrol in the Certificate III in Information Technology course, applicants must be at least 16 years old, complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Assessment, and have adequate English proficiency with an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) of 3 or higher. Additionally, students need minimum computer literacy, Microsoft Office 365 access, and unrestricted internet access. They should also be able to record assessments and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI) at enrolment. The Student Handbook provides full details on entry requirements.
Embrace the convenience of online learning through our virtual classroom. Our virtual learning platform brings the classroom to you.
Access course materials, participate in engaging discussions, and collaborate with fellow students from the comfort of your home after school hours. It is an excellent alternative for students with a busy school timetable.
Where can I work, what can I do?
Upon successfully completing the Certificate III in Information Technology course, you will be equipped with practical skills and knowledge that open doors to various entry-level roles in the IT sector. Graduates can explore opportunities such as ICT technician, network support officer, help desk officer, and more.
Here are some of the top possible job roles and their average annual salary (sourced from Salary in Australia – Average Salary (talent.com).
Further Learning Pathways
Take your learning further
Our Certificate III in Information Technology course serves as an excellent stepping stone for students who aspire to deepen their understanding in IT and pursue higher education. Graduates can transition seamlessly into advanced information technology studies, diploma programs, or other relevant qualifications.
Recognition of Prior Learning
We understand that students may have prior learning experiences that align with the course content. Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, students can receive credit for their existing knowledge and skills, potentially reducing the duration of the course.
How to Enrol?
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Enrolling in our Certificate III in Information Technology course is a straightforward process. You can visit the ‘Enrol Now’ link to complete the online enrolment form, and our Enrolments team will guide you through the necessary steps.
Before you apply, you will need the following:
- Student ID
- Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate (in colour)
Evidence of QLD residency dated within six (6) months – any of the following with your QLD address displayed:
- Driver’s license
- Concession card
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- USI number – Please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
- A parent or guardian close by to sign (if you are under 18)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Certificate III in Information Technology worth it?
Definitely. This program provides you with an excellent foundation that can open up endless opportunities. The skills and knowledge you can learn in this qualification are valuable at any level of an organisation. Whether you are a new to the workforce or seeking a career advancement, this course can help.
What’s the difference between a Certificate I, II, III, IV and Diploma?
Australia has different levels of certification to standardise qualifications through the country. Certificates I and II provide basic vocational skills and knowledge and allow people to qualify for mainly routine work.
Certificates III and IV provide more advanced skills and knowledge. As discussed above, the Certificate III allows you to undertake skilled work.
Certificate IV allows you to pursue specialised knowledge and skills in particular contexts.
Finally, a Diploma is a level 5 qualification that allows people to undertake advanced skilled work. It covers integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts. You can also have this qualification credited towards university studies. Universities generally equate Certificate IV to six (6) to twelve (12) months of a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Level 6 – Advanced diploma or associate degree
- Level 7 – Bachelor’s degree
- Level 8 – Bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma
- Level 9 – Masters degree
- Level 10 – Doctoral degree
Which qualification is suitable for you depends on the career you wish to pursue, your experience and your existing qualifications. You can choose the best path that works for you.
Can I study while attending a regular Queensland high school?
Yes, our virtual course allows for flexible learning, making it possible to balance students with your regular high school commitments.
Are there any exams?
The course assessment includes a mix of knowledge questions, case studies and practical activities. There are no traditional exams.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion?
Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a nationally recognised Certificate III in Information Technology qualification.
Partially completed courses, receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been deemed satisfactory.
What support is available for virtual learners?
Our dedicated team is available to assist you throughout your learning journey, providing technical and academic support.
Are there networking opportunities with other students?
Yes, our virtual learning platform encourages collaboration and interaction among students, fostering a sense of community.