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ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

Free TAFE Information Technology

Next intake Ongoing 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 6 months
TraineeshipFull-time: 1 Year

Course description

If you are looking to enter the information and communication technology (ICT) field, this course will teach you about networking and network administration, coding, Cybersecurity systems, cloud solutions, design thinking and teamwork, PC maintenance and building websites.

You will also benefit from our strong industry partnerships with key IT vendors including CISCO networking Academy, and AWS cloud academy.

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

  • Software support technician
  • Website administrator
  • Network technician
  • Help desk assistant

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 July
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2024
Close: 21 May 2024 
Class DayStart: 15 Jul 2024
Mon, Tue, Wed 9 am - 4:30 pm
Full-time: 6 months    
2024 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Traineeship:Full-time: 1 Year    


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 are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • 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.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

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 Units Code Hours
Apply introductory programming techniques ICTPRG302 40
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills BSBCRT301 40
Identify IP ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments ICTICT313 50
Provide ICT advice to clients ICTSAS305 40
Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information BSBXCS303 40
Work in a team BSBXTW301 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Configure and administer network operating systems ICTNWK309 70
Create and style simple markup language documents ICTWEB431 40
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services ICTCLD301 40
Install configure and secure a small office or home office network ICTSAS310 50
Run standard diagnostic tests ICTSAS308 20
Use computer operating systems and hardware ICTICT213 60


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 projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

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 $1.56 per hour 530 AUD $827.00 AUD $3,710.00
Standard Tuition AUD $7.81 per hour 530 AUD $4,139.00 AUD $3,710.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.73 per hour 530 AUD $7,277.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $480.00
Education Levy AUD $79.50


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.

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Date published: 22/05/2024 10:00:21 AM