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0.5 years full time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Start date:
1 July 2019
Study off-campus:
Available for Traineeship.
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Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.


Gain the specialised knowledge and skills to work in the growing general communications and technology (ICT) industry.

This course provides you with practical, industry relevant training in a variety of information and communication technology (ICT) disciplines.

Training in our state-of-the-art computer labs, you will develop the skills and knowledge to:

  • work and communicate in an ICT environment
  • create user documentation
  • install and optimise operating system software
  • run diagnostic tests
  • consult on WHS communication processes
  • work sustainably.

Successful completion of the course will equip you with the confidence to work across a range of ICT roles, or to continue onto further study.

VU's Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.

Our campus libraries offer career advice, academic resources and learning and IT support in relaxed lounge-like settings. You'll have access to photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including databases, e-learning content for courses, student email, student software packages and social networking tools.

VU has one of the best campus-wide WiFi networks. We also have more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Mac) spread across our campuses. A central IT helpdesk is also available for support.

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Careers in ICT

The general communications and technology (ICT) industry is a booming sector. Skilled workers in computer systems are in high demand from employers. Upon completion of the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology you will have gained the knowledge to work in multiple fields across the industry, including:

  • technical support
  • network administration
  • web technologies
  • software applications
  • digital media.

You can also grow your skills by continuing with further study.

Course structure

To be awarded ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, a student must complete a total of seventeen (17) units of competency, consisting of:

  • six (6) core units, and;
  • eleven (11) elective units, of which:
  • five (5) units must be selected from one of the following specialist elective groups:
  • Group A Applications;
  • Group B Network administration;
  • Group C Support;
  • Group D Web technologies, or;
  • Group E Multimedia.
  • up to six (6) may be selected from any of the specialist elective groups listed within the ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology qualification or from Group F general elective units listed in the ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology qualification;
  • up to three (3) may be selected from elsewhere in ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package or any other training package or accredited course at Certificate III or IV level.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for individuals to be competent in foundation skills and knowledge for use within the wide range of general information and communications (ICT) technologies.  Persons working at this level apply a range of knowledge and skills in basic information and communications technology, with an understanding of software packages, digital media packages, social media tools and working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment. 

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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Already a VU student?

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After you apply

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (which may go to your spam/junk folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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