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  • ICT30120 / ICT50220
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Certificate III in Information Technology / Diploma of Information Technology

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At a glance

At a glance

Advance your IT career with this dual qualification. Get the high-level specialist skills that will qualify you to become an assistant software developer or systems administrator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Systems Administrator
  • Assistant Software Developer
  • Analyst Programmer
COURSE OUTCOME

ICT30120 / ICT50220 Certificate III in Information Technology / Diploma of Information Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your IT career with this dual award and learn specialist skills that will qualify you to become an assistant software developer or systems administrator.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future job growth predicted for computer network professionals. This large occupation is expected to create around 17,000 job openings over the next five years.

In this specialisation you will become skilled in writing and maintaining program code, debugging and monitoring applications, and configuring applications in a production environment. You'll also learn how to build advanced user interfaces and implement a model view controller framework, and how to match IT needs and provide strategic direction to your business, including how to promote workplace cyber security.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in the IT industry as an assistant software developer, systems administrator, or analyst programmer. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

Units

Certificate III in Information Technology:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 6

Diploma of Information Technology:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 20 units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 14

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Information Technology
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
Diploma of Information Technology
BSBCRT512
Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401
Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTICT532
Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAS527
Manage client problems
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Information Technology
ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTNWK311
Install and test network protocols
ICTSAS310
Install, configure, and secure a small office or home office network
ICTWEB304
Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305
Produce digital images for the web
ICTWEB431
Create and style simple markup language documents
Diploma of Information Technology
ICTDBS506
Design databases
ICTDBS507
Integrate databases with websites
ICTICT523
Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTPRG430
Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG431
Apply query language in relational databases
ICTPRG443
Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
ICTPRG534
Deploy applications to production environments
ICTPRG535
Build advanced user interfaces
ICTPRG537
Implement security for applications
ICTPRG547
Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG549
Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG553
Create and develop REST APIs
ICTPRG554
Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
ICTPRG556
Implement and use a model view controller framework

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland