Course description

This nationally recognised qualification provides foundation skills in computing and employment to get you started or re-started in your career.

After learning how to operate a personal computer, you will be guided through the use of various computer packages, learning how to work effectively in an IT environment.

You will also learn about workplace communication, safe work practices and other useful things that blend with a variety of other course outcomes, no matter what your profession or longer-term career aspirations are.

This course is a great place to get started if you want to develop better than average technology skills for your profession or as a small business operator. It is also the starting point if you want to take the IT sector seriously and go on to specialty IT streams at higher levels.

Core Units

Seven (7) units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ICTICT201 Use computer operating systems and hardware
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
ICTICT204 Operate a digital media technology package
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement


Elective Units

Seven (7) units must be completed

Unit Code Unit Name
ICTICT205 Design basic organisational documents using computing packages
ICTICT206 Install software applications
ICTICT207 Integrate commercial computing packages
ICTICT210 Operate database applications
ICTSAS203 Connect hardware peripherals
ICTSAS205 Maintain ICT system integrity
ICTSAS206 Detect and protect from spam and destructive software