0.5 years full time
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Upgrade your digital skillset and step into the world of work tech-ready with our Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

The workplaces of today and tomorrow use technology across nearly every job role, with the demand for digital literacy stronger than ever.

Through practical, industry-relevant training you will improve your digital capability. The technical skills developed during this course can be used across a variety of job roles, including in ICT-specific industries or in the field of your choice – wherever digital expertise is required.

You will develop highly desired skills in:

  • advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Access
  • effective communication in an ICT environment
  • creation of accurate user documentation
  • web design
  • installation and optimisation of operating system software
  • running diagnostic tests
  • basic cyber security
  • sustainable work practices.

You will also develop sought-after skills in teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration, helping you to develop your confidence to step into the world of work or continue on with further training.

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.

Careers in Information

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 the ICT30118 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, a student must successfully complete a total of seventeen (17) units of competency, comprising 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) units may be selected from any of the specialist elective groups above or from Group F, and;
  • up to three (3) units may be selected from elsewhere in the ICT Information and Communication Technology Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate III or IV level.

The electives chosen must be relevant to the work outcomes and meet local industry needs as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

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).



Specialist elective units

Group A: Applications

Group B: Network administration

Group C: Support

Group D: Web technologies

Group E: Multimedia

Group E electives are not currently offered by the Polytechnic.

General electives units

Group F

Imported Units

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions and to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user. Persons working at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
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) or the Victoria Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Fees & scholarships

Fee type definitions

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

Students who enrol in a:

  • 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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Scholarships & assistance

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

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

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.
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS): 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.

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.

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