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ICT30120 VETDSS - Certificate III in Information Technology

Course description

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

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to enhance your employment prospects within the Information and Communications Technology industry.

Work placement/industry experience

A minimum of 10 days of work placement spread over two years is strongly recommended for assessments within this program. Work placement may occur during the term holidays.

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

  • Computer sales
  • Data entry operations
  • Computer systems support
  • Software applications
  • Network administration

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
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2023 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 16 Aug 2022
Close: 6 Mar 2023 
Class DayIntake Only for Gordon VCE Student
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


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

  • Applicants must be 15 years or over
  • Must be attending Secondary School

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

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department

Core 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 Code Hours
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
Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software ICTSAS309 20
Provide basic system administration ICTSAS304 20
Run standard diagnostic tests ICTSAS308 20

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                
  • Written assignments     
  • Team projects  

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: 31/01/2023 10:02:55 AM