ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

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ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

Thebarton Senior College (RTO 40117)


Duration: One year

60-70 Stage 2 Credits

Entry Requirements
Course Description

This course provides skills and knowledge for students to become competent in a flexible range of information and communications technologies (ICT) and technical functions. The experience gained enables students to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user.

Students choose from any two of four possible streams and pair these with the compulsory core units to create a tailored program that caters to their strengths and specific interests in ICT.


Students complete the following units of competency:

Core Units
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBXCS303 Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
BSBXTW301 Work in a team
ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTICT313 Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

Students also select from any two of the streams below:

Students gain skills and knowledge to review and analyse cloud computing delivery and deployment of cloud computing solutions for a business or enterprise. They also learn to troubleshoot problems and identify and implement preventative maintenance techniques.

Elective Units
ICTCLD301 Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTSAS308Run standard diagnostic tests
BSBXCS302 Identify and report online security threats

Cyber Security
Students gain valuable skills and knowledge in the application of critical thinking skills that will help them to generate solutions to protect their own personal online profile from cyber security threats and to limit the potential impact of online security breaches. They also explore how to protect others from cyber security threats by establishing an awareness of current threats, how to mitigate these and how to train others in best practice.

Elective Units
ICTSAS214 Protect devices from spam and destructive software
BSBXCS301Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Students gain the knowledge and skills required to manage the technical elements of a network. They learn how to create a network operating system and set up and use administrative tools required to manage a network. They will discover how to implement system backups and restore both stand-alone and client server environments while contributing to disaster recovery planning in the event of system failure.

Elective Units
ICTSAS304 Provide basic system administration
ICTNWK307Provide network system administration
ICTNWK309 Configure and administer network operating systems

Web Development
Students explore the development of simple web pages and sites through an Integrated Development Environment. Students practice building web sites using front end development techniques via HTML and CSS. They manipulate and optimise images for use in the sites they create and develop experience in comparing, configuring and using different types of social networking tools and applications to increase web presence.

Elective Units
ICTWEB304 Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305Produce digital images for the web
ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media


Students completing this course may seek employment in a range of information technology support roles focused around the two streams they have selected. This could include information technology technicians, client support, web development, networking and cyber security. Students may also seek to undertake further studies in the information and communications technology industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course specified in the training package, however experience using a range of information technologies would be beneficial. Students must satisfy the school admission requirements and achieve satisfactory results in a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Students must have working knowledge of basic computer applications, hardware and terminology to enrol in this course.
Eligibility Criteria
Supported by Government of South Australia. Participant eligibility criteria apply.

While enrolled in a school, students may have access to a maximum of one Certificate II course and one Certificate III course.


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