Post-school VET – Information, Digital Media and Technology

A Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology is highly regarded throughout the industry and will increase your chances of gaining employment in the sector. It is also a great building block for further study enabling you with greater access to higher level courses as well as increased access to additional education and training institutions.

This qualification prepares you for work in roles that 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. Roles include: help desk officer; ICT technician; Network support officer.

The course is available to students who have successfully completed all Units of Competency in the 240 hour course, as part of their HSC studies.


ICT30118 – Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology

Course Duration and Workshop Dates

This is a 140 hour course that, in 2021, will commence in the October school holidays and conclude after the HSC exams have finished. There will be a break during Term 4, from Week 3 to Week 9, to allow students to prepare for and undertake their HSC exams.

To meet the requirements of the course students need to:

  • Participate in 9 workshops which will be held from 8.30am to 3.00pm and
  • Complete 76 hours of online course work in your own time (An average of 14 hours per week).

Workshop dates are as follows:

For students attending Southern Cross Catholic College

  • Online workshops
    • Friday 24 September and Thursday 30 September
    • Tuesday 5 October and Thursday 7 October
    • Tuesday 12 October and Thursday 14 October
  • Face-to-face workshops at Southern Cross Catholic College, 17 Comer St Burwood (if possible – depending on NSW Health regulations)
    • Tuesday 7 December and Thursday 9 December
    • Monday 13 December

For students from Marist College Kogarah

  • Online workshops
    • Friday 24 September and Thursday 30 September
    • Thursday 7 October and Friday 8 October
    • Thursday 14 October and Friday 15 October
  • Face-to-face workshops at Marist College Kogarah (if possible – depending on NSW Health regulations)
    • Thursday 9 December and Friday 10 December
    • Monday 13 December
Entry Requirements, Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed the 240 hour Information and Digital Technology course for the Higher School Certificate including the units that are listed in the “Units of Competency” section below. You will be given Credit Transfer for these units.

If you have completed other training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses, or through experience gained in other ways you can also apply for RPL.

You will need to provide evidence of your achievement prior to commencing the course so that it can be considered in developing your training plan.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 17 Units of Competency: 6 core units and 11 electives. These units will be delivered as follows:

Post-school VET course:

  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (Core)
  • BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • ICTICT409 Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products
  • ICTICT304 Implement system software changes
  • ICTICT307 Customise packaged software applications for clients

Credit Transfer for units completed at school for the HSC:

  • BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultative processes (Core)
  • ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment (Core)
  • ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software (Core)
  • ICTSAS308 Run standard diagnostic tests (Core)
  • ICTICT301 Create user documentation (Core)
  • ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
  • ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications
  • ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
  • ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs
  • ICTWEB303 Produce digital images for the web

A Personal Training Plan will be developed for each student based on competencies achieved. This will be available prior to course commencement.


This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.


***In 2021, Sydney Catholic Schools is able to access the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery program which provides fee-free training for school leavers. This means that the course is free for students who apply by 20 August and fully complete their enrolment by 15 September 2021. The following information is for students who apply after these dates.***

There are three cost categories for this course:

  1. Full fee. The full fee for the course is $850. This applies to students who are not eligible for either of Categories 2 or 3.
  2. Smart and Skilled subsidised. (See further information below.) The estimated fee for students who are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding is approximately $750. This can only be confirmed once the students have been entered on the Smart and Skilled database and may vary slightly. The fee may be less if you have completed further Units of Competency that count for Credit Transfer or RPL under this program.
  3. Fee exemption. Depending on evidence provided, some students are exempt from paying the fee or may receive further reductions. This includes students who:
    • identify as having Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background;
    • have a confirmed disability;
    • are welfare recipients or a dependent of welfare recipients, or
    • are currently completing a school based traineeship in this qualification.

Smart and Skilled funding:

  • As places for Smart and Skilled funding are limited, they will be issued to students on a first come first served basis.
  • Students must meet the eligibility criteria set by the NSW Government. (see the Post-school VET page).
  • As the student fee is set by the NSW Government the actual fee for individual students depends on a number of circumstances and will be confirmed after you apply. The fee is compulsory and cannot be varied.
  • It’s important to note also, that this will count as your first Certificate III qualification completed post-school. If you then decide to do another qualification that is subsidised under Smart and Skilled you will pay a slightly higher student fee. However, if you enrol in a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma or, in some cases, a Certificate IV qualification, you may be eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan.
Other Course Requirements / Equipment / What to Wear

Equipment: All students must have a fully charged laptop in good working order (not a tablet). It is recommended that students also bring a charger. IDT students must have a laptop with MS Office locally installed (including Excel). Students who do not have access to this, must notify the teacher to discuss alternative arrangements.

What to Wear: Students should wear clothing that is appropriate to the industry. School uniform is not required.

Further Study

Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree qualifications, for example:

  • Networking
  • Web Technologies
  • Software design
  • ICT Support
  • Computing science
Career Information

Job Roles

Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles, such as:

  • Administration Assistant
  • Clerical Worker
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Desk Clerk
  • Office Junior
  • Receptionist
  • Duties and Tasks
  • Personal Attributes

Duties and tasks

  • Administrative assistants may perform the following tasks:
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail to areas and staff within the organisation and dispatch outgoing mail
  • Write business letters, reports or office memos using word processing programmes
  • Answer telephone enquiries from customers, attend to visitors and assist other staff in the organisation with their enquiries
  • Operate a range of office machines such as photocopiers, computers and faxes
  • File papers and documents
  • Undertake other duties such as banking, credit control or payroll functions

Personal Attributes

  • Able to work methodically, accurately and neatly
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Neat personal appearance.

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This page was last updated on 31 August 2021.