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  • ICT30115

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Network Administration
At a glance

At a glance

Establish a rewarding career in network administration with this entry-level qualification. This course will qualify you to work as an ICT technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Network Support Officer
  • ICT Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in information and communications technology (ICT) with this entry-level qualification. This specialised stream will give you the skills you need to work as an ICT technician managing home or office networks.

Qualified workers in the ICT industry have many options for employment and further education. Demand within the industry for ICT support technicians is expected to grow by as much as 50,000 new positions over the next five years.

You will learn a broad range of practical skills including how to create user documentation, set-up home or small office networks, diagnose and action network problems, and install and manage protocols. Our highly-experienced teachers are heavily involved in new and emerging technologies and know what employers in the industry are looking for.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an ICT technician and give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS304
Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
ICTICT202
Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
ICTICT301
Create user documentation
ICTICT302
Install and optimise operating system software
ICTSAS301
Run standard diagnostic tests

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Sunshine Coast
ICTSAS305
Provide ICT advice to clients
ICTNWK305
Install and manage network protocols
ICTNWK304
Administer network peripherals
ICTNWK303
Configure and administer a network operating system
ICTNWK302
Determine and action network problems
ICTNWK301
Provide network systems administration
ICTSAS306
Maintain equipment and software
ICTSAS303
Care for computer hardware
ICTICT303
Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS307
Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
ICTSAS304
Provide basic system administration
Greater Brisbane
ICTNWK301
Provide network systems administration
ICTNWK304
Administer network peripherals
ICTSAS307
Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
ICTICT303
Connect internal hardware components
ICTNWK305
Install and manage network protocols
ICTNWK302
Determine and action network problems
ICTSAS421
Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications
ICTSAS303
Care for computer hardware
ICTSAS306
Maintain equipment and software
ICTSAS426
Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults
ICTICT421
Connect, maintain and configure hardware components

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that students interested in Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking Focus) have:-

  •  relevant skill level equivalent of at least Certificate II; and
  • successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent;

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring a USB or external hard drive (minimum 1TB), and personal stationary. 

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland