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22589VIC VETDSS - Certificate III in Emerging Technologies

Course description

*At the completion of this VETDSS course students will gain a partial qualification only.

This course provides learners with the opportunity for career exploration in emerging technologies and 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 the use of evolving technology is a core function.

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

  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Social media

Work placement/industry experience

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

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

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
2023 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

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 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 electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check

Assessment is based on:

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

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: 25/01/2023 4:03:11 PM