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Information Technology, Library and Digital

Why take an Information Technology course at TAFE?

Are you looking for a qualification that could take you anywhere in the world? Have you considered a career in Information Technology?

A course in Information and Technology at TAFE can open the door to diverse job opportunities nationally and internationally. Graduates with IT qualifications are in high demand across the globe as virtually every industry relies on IT. If you pursue a career in IT, you will play a crucial role in helping communities and organisations stay connected.

If you enjoy being in a dynamic environment and are good at problem solving, a career in IT might be a good fit for you. The IT field is constantly evolving and expanding as new technologies are always arising. This offers an exciting opportunity for those who thrive off change and development. 

Choose Your Pathway

Whether you are looking to start a career in IT or are wanting to take your existing career to the next level by developing new skills, we have the course to get you where you want to go. We offer a range of Information Technology and Digital courses which will give you a nationally recognised qualification. Additionally, we offer a wide range of Skills Sets which provide you with practical training in specific areas to prepare you for employment.

Did you know?

Demand for ICT workers is set to grow by almost 100,000 to 758,700 workers by 2023, by which time almost 3 million Australian workers will be employed in occupations that use ICT regularly as part of their jobs.

Australia's Digital Pulse

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Software and Applications Programming jobs are predicted to increase by 23.4% by 2024. 
  • IT systems can make a great impact on other industries like health and agriculture by making them more efficient. 

NCVER 2018 | My Skills, Succeed Publication

General IT courses cover the skills and knowledge required to work with digital and communication devices or applications including computers and computer networks, hardware and software. Information technology training pathways can build general computing skills in a range of IT disciplines, including network administration and management, website design and development, mobile apps development, 3D animations, and software development. The field is constantly evolving and expanding and as such when you study IT you develop not only computing knowledge in a range of disciplines, but the problem-solving skills to deal with new technologies and trends as they arise.

General IT Courses

Do you like activities that combine creativity and technicality? You might enjoy a career in multimedia and game development. This relatively new industry offers opportunities to push boundaries and continually develop new skills as technology advances. Take one of the multimedia digital courses at TAFE and learn how to produce an interactive game; write a story and content for digital games; and develop high-level 3D modelling, rendering and interactivity skills.

Our courses and skills sets will prepare you for employment in a range of disciplines, including network administration and management; website design and development; games design; 3D animations; and software development.

IT & Multimedia Courses

At Central Regional TAFE, networking and security courses are delivered by industry professionals with experience in the field. You’ll learn from the experts how to design, install, and manage networks and systems, configure IT components, and optimise system performance. You’ll also learn how to diagnose and solve system faults, plan and maintain network security, and how to work with clients.

Networking and Security Courses

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: ICT20120
State ID: BGJ3
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

Upgrade your skills for a well-connected career.

Improve your computing and IT skills and be in demand across multiple industries. Learn how to solve problems, understand operating systems, master software packages and more.

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On campus
Traineeship

Develop your computing skills and gain the ability to work confidently across a wide range of industries.

This qualification will provide you with foundational skills and knowledge to start your academic pathway for a career in the IT industry. 

With this course, you will begin with basic computer operation and then establish and develop your skills across a range of common programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will also learn to effectively use electronic communication skills, as well as get an introduction to digital photography and video.

Skills gained include:

  • Communication methods including social media
  • Software applications focusing on the Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic use of multimedia including video editing
  • Operating systems
  • Installing additional hardware such as printers, and
  • Diagnosing and solving common problems. 

 

 

Certificate II
State ID: KAD01
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Basic Computing Skill Set (IT)

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This basic computer skills course will provide you with the confidence and understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. In this hands-on short course, you will learn how to use Microsoft program and how to create, save and manage documents, as well as emails and using the Internet effectively. 

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Appropriately start up and shut down your computer.
  • Navigate the operating system and start applications.
  • Perform basic functions of file management.
  • Perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet.
  • Manage print settings and print documents.
  • Receive and send emails.
  • Use a web browser to navigate the Internet.
Skill set
State ID: KAD03
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Basic IT

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Step your way into technology by starting with the basics.

Technology is advancing on a daily basis, and we are becoming more reliant on using the internet and technology for everyday tasks and most importantly for keeping in touch with family and friends. For many of us, technology, computers and smart devices can be tricky and daunting to use. We're here to help! In this hands-on short course you’ll learn basic skills to help you become confident in using digital devices, computers and Microsoft programs.

You’ll become computer literate as you learn how to:

  • Use a computer including accessing files and application programs
  • Use Microsoft Office programs including Word
  • Navigate your way around the Internet 
  • Apply basic security procedures and how to spot those scam emails
  • Use your smart devices such as iPhone or tablets.
Skill set
State ID: AE197
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cyber Incident Threat Detection and Prevention Skill Set

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Protect your online information 

Did you know majority of cyber threats begin with the use of a known weakness? With our Cyber Incident Threat Detection and Prevention Skill Set, we will help you learn many vulnerabilities that could leave your online systems prone to a cyber attack. This learning journey will outline some important steps for a risk-based, tested method of collecting, analysing and interpreting threat data. 

You will learn:

  • Vulnerability testing
  • Cyber security incident response planning
  • Threat data analysis and interpretation
Skill set
State ID: KAD06
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Digital Devices for Savvy Seniors

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Confidently navigate the digital world. 

This weekly course aims to assist Seniors who have not grown up in a digital world and are now having to use devices to stay connected with family and friends.

Topics covered include:

  • Using and accessing apps to send emails
  • Online banking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Making appointments
  • Using maps
  • Viewing online content

You can bring your own laptop or use one of our available computers.

Skill set
State ID: AE820
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Skill sets

Digital Literacy Skill Set

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Boost your digital literacy skills

Designed to help you boost your digital literacy skills for further study and/or employment opportunities. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Use the basic features of a computer
  • Create documents using templates and formatting
  • Use the internet for research purposes and to send emails
  • Use the main functions and key features of personal devices.

This skill Set is for individuals with limited digital literacy skills and experience.

Skill set
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate III in Information Technology

For a career in almost any industry.

Get a taste for some of the areas you can work in with this practical and rewarding course. Learn to use multiple programs, install systems, provide tech support and much more as you work towards a career working with technology.

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

If you're interested in working with computers but not quite sure what area to focus on, this is the course for you.

This course will give you a chance to sample a broad range of IT areas, from commonly used hardware and software to creating websites and editing video. Successful completion of this course will see you fully equipped to start your career in IT or get you ready for further study in your chosen field.

Skills gained include:

  • Using software applications that can include (but are not limited to) Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements, Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Installing and customising operating systems
  • Providing technical advice and support
  • Programming (HTML)
  • Diagnostic support
  • Creating user documentation
  • Creating and updating websites.
Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: BFF9
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Start your career in IT.

You'll develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of roles in the information technology field.

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Set yourself up for a career in an in-demand industry. 

This qualification will provide you with theoretical and technical skills to support a wide range of information technology roles. You'll develop skills in a variety of areas including: 

  • Database development
  • Database maintenance
  • Gaming development
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Systems administration support
  • Web development

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: BGJ4
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology

IT is constantly expanding and evolving and one of the most important components is networking.

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Take a step into the exciting industry of networking

IT is constantly expanding and evolving and one of the most important components is networking. You will gain the skills and knowledge to plan, install and maintain computer networks including internetworking, security and e-business integration.  

Diploma
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC12
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Looking to commence an IT career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security), you will be able to work towards working in roles such as ICT Technician, Help Desk Officer, Cyber Security support. 

Gain these skills:

  • Cloud services
  • Cyber security risk analysis
  • Networking and hardware
  • Online security threat handling
  • Cyber security awareness

All certificate III qualifications include these core skills:

  • Programming, ethics and privacy
  • Personal data protection
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork and ICT client support
Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free in 2023
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Make some serious connections.

Level-up your basic networking skills and set yourself up for a career in one of the most in-demand industries out there. Your career in IT starts here.

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Get connected to an IT networking career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking you will be an attractive applicant for in-demand IT roles such as network operations support, network technician, and network support. You will gain the career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills to install and configure a modern network, including virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, network security, deployment resources to desktops, and user support. You will acquire valuable experience in writing technical documentation, fulfilling client expectations, and with workplace health and safety. 

Half price fees apply! 

Certificate IV
State ID: KAD04
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Intermediate Digital Photography Skill Set

Content is king

If posting photos online to make money and grab people's attention is on your timeline, this skill set is for you.

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Grab attention, get likes, grow followers, gain customers.

Love taking photos and posting them online? Take your skills to the next level with this short course that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to produce and manipulate share-worthy content for work, business or just for fun.

Perfect for web designers and content creators, or anyone that creates digital images for online.

Skill set
State ID: AE781
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Introduction to Cyber Security

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Learn the basic concepts needed to identify and protect yourself against common cyber threats and scams. With this course, you will gain an understanding of Cyber Security principles and policies, commonly used authentication and authorisation techniques and general network security fundamentals.

Learning outcomes:

  • Protect own personal online profile from cyber security threats
  • Identify and report online security threats
  • Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information.
Skill set
State ID: AE819
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Introductory Digital Literacy Skill Set

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Looking to gain confidence in using technology?

Whether you are wanting to boost your skills for personal use, work or both, this Skill Set is for you! Our Introductory Digital Literacy Skill Set will help you boost confidence in working with technology and gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Use computers to create simple documents
  • Use digital devices (such as phones and tablets) for everyday use
  • Use the internet to search for information and send emails.

This Skill Set is for individuals with little to no experience using digital literacy.

Skill set
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