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22589VIC Certificate III in Emerging Technologies

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Course description

This course provides learners with the opportunity for career exploration in emerging technologies. It builds the knowledge and skills applicable to:

  • Explore industry career options
  • Prepare for further vocational education and training and/or higher education 
  • Gain employment and further training through a traineeship or apprenticeship 
  • Gain employment in entry-level jobs where evolving technology is a core function.

Two emerging specialty streams provide students with technical skills and knowledge using emerging and evolving technologies in industry. These specialty streams include:

  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Social media

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students one day per week. To APPLY, select the VCE ONLY apply button below. As you will be studying in conjunction with VCE the entry requirements, learning outcomes and assessments differ. This course may be delivered under VETDSS as a partial qualification. Fees APPLY for this course – see the Fees section below.

Possible career outcomes

This course prepares learners for entry level job roles across a range of industry sectors. students may undertake a range of support roles in:

  • Design of interactive digital media components 
  • Help desk support providing technical advice to clients
  • Web development and digital content design
  • Social media and online tools

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 15 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply enterprise skills in a team to develop solutions to workplace problems VU23137 20
Contribute to the health and safety of self and others BSBWHS211 20
Develop a career plan for technology and digital futures VU23151 20
Develop enterprise skills for solving workplace challenges VU23136 30
Explore evolving technology and impact on jobs VU23153 20
Present information to support decision making using common business applications VU23152 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Analyse performance of social media and online business tools SIRXOSM004 50
Determine resource requirements for new business ventures BSBESB304 30
Develop and present business proposals BSBESB302 30
Identify and review social media and online platforms for organisational use SIRXOSM001 25
Investigate business opportunities BSBESB301 25
Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms SIRXOSM002 50
Use social media and online tools SIRXOSM003 35
Use social media to engage customers SIRXMKT002 35


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.02 per hour 420 AUD $428.00 AUD $3,535.00
Standard Tuition AUD $5.10 per hour 420 AUD $2,142.00 AUD $3,535.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.86 per hour 420 AUD $5,821.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $63.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 4/04/2024 4:01:29 PM