Certificate III in Information Technology

Foundation skills to build your career in IT

Technology is now a fundamental part of our lives – there are screens we interact with every day. The use of technology will only increase in the coming years. The need for software developers, hardware administrators, infrastructure designers, and support technicians will grow exponentially over the next decade.

The Certificate III in Information Technology is the starting point for formalising knowledge and skills in readiness to determine a technology you will specialise in.

Providing a strong foundational understanding across multiple disciplines, this qualification will provide an opportunity to ensure you have an idea of the roles and responsibilities of technicians in any IT field.

Course Duration

Classroom: 12-Months

Online: 18-Months

Study Mode

Classroom: Adelaide CBD

Online: Australia-wide

Course Fees

Classroom: $4,500

Online: $3,900

Subsidised course fees available.

What will you study?

As a student of our industry-built ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology qualification, you will be introduced to a range of roles available in the IT industry. 

As Academy IT has delivered vendor-based training since 2007, you will undertake studies built upon best practice and cutting-edge vendor-based and ‘underground’ tools.

You will learn how to develop websites, build, manage and support computer infrastructure, setup and configure networks, write computer software, manage privacy and security in an online environment, and much more.

Whether you have a strong idea of a particular field you’d like to pursue or are simply looking to get an idea of what it would be like to have a career in IT, the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology is the best start.

Course Information

Students must be 16 years or over. There are no prerequisites for this course, however, it is recommended that students have basic computer literacy and an interest in IT. 

Applicants for this qualification without relevant formal qualifications or experience may be requested to undertake a pre-assessment of industry knowledge and skills prior to enrolment to ensure the required foundational knowledge is in place to build upon with this Diploma level study.

ICT30120 – Certificate III in Information Technology full course fees are $4,500 for full-time classroom study mode or $3,900 for self-paced online study mode.

There is Government funded support to subsidise course fees for students eligible for Skilling SA

Skilling SA

If you are eligible for Skilling SA funding, your course fees for full-time classroom study will be $3,000 and self-paced online study will be $1,950. These fees are payable in installments. Please speak to our friendly team prior to enrolment. 

Study Now Pay Later and Student Loans

Academy IT has partnered with ZeeFi to offer Study Now Pay Later options or Student Loans for flexible options to pay your course fees through affordable payment plans that align with your pay cycle. Eligibility criteria apply. Please visit ZeeFi for more information.

For RPL to be granted, the course applicant must provide quality evidence that s/he:

  • Has attained the competencies described in the unit/s of competency that are being claimed
  • Possesses current competency in the unit/s that are being claimed
  • Possesses the required underpinning knowledge specified in the unit/s of competency
  • Has applied the relevant competencies in a context that is applicable to their area of specialisation in resource and infrastructure.

The evidence, which has been gathered by the assessor or the candidate, as proof of current competency may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples.

The assessor must ensure that such evidence complies with the rules of evidence, namely that it is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.
AIT offers a simple but methodical RPL process which is outlined in its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

For more information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning, please contact our friendly team on (08) 7324 9800 to discuss further. 

BSBXTW301Work in a team
ICTSAS305Provide ICT advice to clients
BSBCRT301Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
ICTICT313Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTWEB304Build simple web pages
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTICT303Connect internal hardware components
ICTSAS303Care for computer hardware
ICTICT302Install and optimise operating system software
ICTSAS310Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
BSBXCS303Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
ICTICT424Address cyber security requirements

Full-Time Classroom – 12 Month Completion

Our full-time classroom study option is Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm at our Adelaide CBD Training Centre, located at Level 4, 45 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Self-Paced Online – 18-24 Month Completion

Our self-paced online study option allows you the flexibility to study online at anytime, from anywhere in Australia.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace, however we estimate the average student will complete within 18-24 months.

How does online study work?

You’ll have 24/7 access to our online learning portal where you can access all the course materials and study at your own pace. Academy IT expert trainers are available via email and phone and will schedule online discussions where you can join with fellow students to discuss learnings throughout the course. You’ll be supported 100% of the way, all from the comfort of your own home or office!

Employment Pathways

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:

Help Desk Support Worker, ICT Assistant, Client Support Officer, User Support Specialist, Computer Technician, and Service Desk Specialist.

Further Education Pathways

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

VET: ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology or other related Certificate IV