Certificate III in Information Technology

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18 months




A digital focused career in the technology industry!

Certificate III in Information Technology 2022

If you’re all about digital, geek and nerd are badges of honour you wear proudly – this is the program for you!

The ‘PRESTIGE-ous’ Certificate III in Information Technology offers exciting opportunities for satisfying and successful careers. The IT world is fast-paced, ever-changing, and woven into the fabric of all human activity. This program allows you to choose your path – support or web. Multiple pathways and multiple opportunities.

The course is tailored for the chosen field of study. The support pathway focuses on system administration, hardware and software maintenance, networking, and providing advice to clients. The web pathway focuses on on-site design, building, maintenance and review, and social media tools.

Our qualified trainers, with current industry experience, will mentor you through your ‘In School’ program with face-to-face lessons and extra tutorial support if needed.

Upon successfully completing the program, you will earn a nationally recognised qualification, a Certificate III in Information Technology.

Build your future

Explore your creativity while getting a head start in a dynamic industry with our ‘Prestige-ous’ ICT30120 – Certificate III in Information Technology qualification. Balance studies with practical and transferable skills to kick start your career in an IT-related profession. This course is for you if you’re all about technology and problem-solving!

Course details

  • Qualification code: ICT30120
  • Qualification name: Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Nationally recognised qualification: Yes
  • Can contribute to your ATAR? Yes (for school students only)
  • Can contribute to your QCE? Yes (for school students only)
  • For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/

Course structure

Duration: 18 months 

Units of competency: 13 (6 core units + 6 electives to suit outcome) 

  • BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • BSBSXCS303 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

Elective units: Various units are chosen to suit the desired outcome. Contact our operations team for a detailed list of units.

Delivery: Face-to-face classes with online assessment.

Fees and payment plans


Payment plans available:

  • 2 equal installments of $995.00 (50% at commencement and 50% within the first 10 months of commencement) 
  • 10 monthly payments of $199.00
  • 20 fortnightly payments of $99.50

Entry requirements and eligibility

In School:

  • Access to a laptop and internet.
  • Students must be aged 15 years or above.
  • Currently studying at an Australian school.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen.

Beyond School:

  • Access to a laptop and internet.
  • Students must be aged 15 years or above.
  • Currently studying at an Australian school.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen.

Available campuses, locations, and upcoming intakes

In School: 

  • At your school (if the school is offering the course as a subject)

Beyond School: 

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Work Integrated Learning and Placement

Not applicable to this course. 

Work Outcomes

Career possibilities may include:

  • Help desk officer
  • ICT security specialist
  • ICT technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network support technician 

Further Learning Pathways

  • Diploma with Prestige Service Training
  • Beyond School programs available for year 12 graduates
  • University pathways and beyond

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on most Prestige Service Training qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills, and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application, and our Operations team will assist you through the RPL assessment process.

Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed a previous study in this qualification or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and we will conduct a credit assessment.

How to enrol

You’ve made a great choice, and we’re excited to have you on board! The next step is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way. Before you apply, you will need the following:

  • Student ID (for current high school students)
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport, or Birth Certificate in colour
  • YOU WILL NEED a USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • A parent close by to also sign if under the age of 18!
  • Please use the following code to enrol: 2021-C3IT-S

Upcoming Courses

There are currently no openings available for this course.

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