Qualification descriptor

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles, including animation, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness, digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.
Individuals who work in these fields apply broad sets of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts.

Prerequisite requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must provide evidence of successfully completed Year 11 or equivalent.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age at time of course commencement.
  • Students need an appropriate level of English to undertake this course (such as an English level of upper intermediate or IELTS 5.5). Please refer to Nortwest’s student enrolment requirements for more information.

Pathways into the qualification

  • None

This is a sample course only.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveHours
ICTICT302Install and optimise operating system softwareElective40
ICTICT213Use computer operating systems and hardwareElective40
ICTNWK311Install and test network protocolsElective20
ICTSAS310Install, configure and secure a small office or home office networkElective40
ICTSAS308Run standard diagnostic testsElective20
BSBCRT311Apply critical thinking skills in a team environmentCore20
ICTICT313Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environmentsCore20
BSBXCS303Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace informationCore20
ICTSAS440Monitor and administer security of ICT systemsElective20
ICTSAS305Provide ICT advice to clientsCore20
BSBXTW301Work in a teamCore60
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniquesCore80

After achieving the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or further higher education level qualifications within the ICA11 Training Package, or other Training Packages.

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
Further general information about studies and regulations can be found here.