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Gain the skills needed for an entry level job in the digital world with a Certificate III in Enabling Technologies 22588VIC at Victoria University Polytechnic.

You will learn how you can secure employment in roles where the use of enabling technology is a core function.

You will develop skills and technical knowledge needed to:

  • solve workplace challenges
  • develop a career plan for technology and digital futures
  • discover the impact evolving technology has on jobs
  • identify and report cyber security threats.

This course will equip you with a qualification needed for an entry level job in ICT or IT. You will then be well-placed for a career in an industry with an anticipated rate of high growth.

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Career opportunities

The Certificate III in Enabling Technologies 22588VIC from Victoria University Polytechnic will give you the qualification and knowledge needed for entry level roles such as:

  • Level 1 Help Desk support officer
  • PC repair technician
  • ICT administrator
  • ICT systems administration assistant
  • information security administrator.

Course structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Enabling Technologies, a student must successfully complete a total of fourteen (14) units of competency, comprising of:

  • six (6) core units, and;
  • eight (8) elective units, of which:

A minimum of two full streams to be selected from the list below as follows:Two Enabling Streams

VCAA Approved VCE VET Delivered to Secondary Schools (VETDSS Program Structure:Please note, this program is subject to VCAA release for delivery in 2023.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).



Enabling Stream - Cyber Security

Enabling Stream - Hardware Technician

The 22588VIC III in Enabling Technologies is consistent with AQF Level 3 requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework and enables learners to explore industry career options, prepare for further education and training, or gain employment.

Learners will develop transferrable enterprise and technical skills and knowledge applicable in the use of enabling technologies in a range of industry, business, and community contexts. They will:
• select, adapt and apply a range of human and enterprise skills across a range of work contexts
• demonstrate technical skills to undertake routine and some non-routine tasks across a range of work contexts• explore the use of enabling technologies in a variety of work environments to inform career and further educational choices.

Vocational Education Delivered to Secondary Schools (VETDSS)This qualification forms part of the credit suite specified by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and may contribute towards the satisfactory completion of the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) and a Vocational Education and Training Certificate.

Fees & scholarships

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  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.

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Entry requirements

As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.
VETDSS: The literacy and numeracy levels of applicants will be assessed through consultation with the relevant Secondary school.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

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Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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