The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology IT (support stream) gives secondary school students a solid grounding in IT helpdesk support tasks as well as being an excellent pathway into studying cyber security.
This course can also lead to further study in courses at Certificate IV level and higher which will lead to job outcomes in IT support, a wide range of IT technical support roles, systems administration and network administration.
This two-year program is for secondary school students taking on VET studies as part of their school enrolment.
Over the course of the program, students will be able to complete the qualification and have the option of undertaking a Scored VET in VCE.
Timetable: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects which also form SAC assessments.
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
Create user documentation
Install and optimise operating system software
Connect internal hardware components
Identify and use current industry specific technologies
Provide network systems administration
Configure and administer a network operating system
Administer network peripherals
Run standard diagnostic tests
Operate application software packages
Care for computer hardware
Provide basic system administration
Provide ICT advice to clients
Maintain equipment and software
Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
| Code || Name |
|BSBSUS401||Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices|
|BSBWHS304||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes|
|ICTICT202||Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment|
|ICTICT301||Create user documentation|
|ICTICT302||Install and optimise operating system software|
|ICTICT303||Connect internal hardware components|
|ICTICT305||Identify and use current industry specific technologies|
|ICTNWK301||Provide network systems administration|
|ICTNWK303||Configure and administer a network operating system|
|ICTNWK304||Administer network peripherals|
|ICTSAS301||Run standard diagnostic tests|
|ICTICT203||Operate application software packages|
|ICTSAS303||Care for computer hardware|
|ICTSAS304||Provide basic system administration|
|ICTSAS305||Provide ICT advice to clients|
|ICTSAS306||Maintain equipment and software|
|ICTSAS307||Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network|
When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
Prior to enrolment you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Holmesglen requires learners to have basic IT skills in switching on the computer, saving and organising files, sending and reading emails and following instructions for installing software/applications.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
Students who complete the ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology through VET Delivered to Secondary School Students course, will be eligible for up to two units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level, and at Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Information and Technology must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks worth 66 per cent of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination, worth 34 per cent of the overall study score.
Score assessment will be based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence partial completion of ICT30115 Certificate III in Information and Digital Media and Technology.
Students who study this course at Holmesglen can complete a full Certificate III in information, Digital Media and Technology.
On completion of the program, you may wish to continue your studies into a range of IT courses, such as ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, which will lead on to the ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking, or you could choose 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security which will lead on to the Bachelor of Information Systems.
This course is suitable for those who are looking for entry-level positions in an IT repair or level 1 helpdesk support environment. It is an entry point qualification for those seeking to develop their IT skills and foundation knowledge. Using this course to pathway into further education in IT will lead to career roles in the Information Technology industry.
How to apply
If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.
T: 03 9209 5109
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.