Certificate III in Information Technology – Focus on Programming

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  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12-18 months

  • Start Date

    Any time – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Software or Applications Programmer | IT Administrator | Programmer | Game Programmer | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    For those aspiring to start a lucrative career in programming who are currently lacking the requisite skills and experience, this ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming qualification from Upskilled offers an ideal introductory pathway. This course provides foundational programming skills alongside essential knowledge of the ICT industry.

    The course will allow you to gain proficiency in fundamental skills necessary for embarking on a journey in software development. Through this course, you will acquire insights into the software product development cycle and master the technologies and languages pivotal for crafting the innovative applications of the future. You will acquire crucial industry skill such as how to apply introductory programming techniques, how to apply introductory object-oriented language skills and how to write scripts for software applications, and by the end of the course you will be ready for entry-level roles in the field, or further study.

    This course is delivered 100% online and should be completed within an 12-18 month period.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    While there are no formal educational requirements for this course, we recommend that students should:

    • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 10;
    • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet;
    • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities;
    • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming qualification from Upskilled, you will cover the following subjects:

    • ICTPRG302 - Apply introductory programming techniques 
    • BSBXCS303 - Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information 
    • ICTSAS305 - Provide ICT advice to clients 
    • ICTICT313 - Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments 
    • BSBCRT301 - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 
    • TBSBXTW301 - Work in a team 
    • ICTICT443 - Work collaboratively in the ICT industry 
    • ICTCLD301 - Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services 
    • ICTWEB304 - Build simple web pages 
    • ICTWEB305 - Produce digital images for the web 
    • ICTPRG430 - Apply introductory object-oriented language skills 
    • ICTPRG435 - Write scripts for software applications 
  • Why Upskilled?

    Upskilled is a government approved training organisation (RTO number 40374) that specialises in providing online vocational education and training solutions to both individuals and organisations. They offer a diverse range of courses designed to enhance skills and knowledge across IT, Business, and Community Services industries, and have seen over 30,000 students successfully graduate and go on to fulfil their career goals. All Upskilled courses are delivered 100% online via their proprietary MyUpskilled platform and are designed with flexibility in mind, so that studying can fit in with anyone’s busy work and life schedules.

    Upskilled work closely with industry experts to ensure that their courses are current and industry-relevant and provide a great learning experience via delivering insightful and engaging content. They partner with industry leaders such as AWS Academy, Australian Human Resources Institute and Social Media Academy to ensure that course content is of the highest quality and that graduates possess industry insider knowledge that will help them with progressing their careers. Upskilled online learning hub is designed to assist students with managing their study load, finances and eventual job seeking efforts.

    As a student of Upskilled, you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

    Upskilled recognise that learning is an interaction. For that reason, they've put in place the right tools that deliver effective skills learning and are interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.


    All student testimonials for Upskilled

    "So much better than TAFE and very good instructors that actually care. With all of the IT technical training it was very well done."

    Angus Blackburn , Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

    "I wanted to say a big thank you to Upskilled for its wonderful support during my study. It was a pleasure to do a course through such a professional organisation, and I will be recommending the course to my friends. Again, many thanks!"

    Beverley Chamberlain , Certificate IV in Business Administration

    "My initial reason for attending was to have my experience recognised with a certificate. However, as I settled into the course, I found that I embraced new ideas and concepts, and with each unit found a renewed enthusiasm and confidence to make changes to processes I currently use in my work. I thank Upskilled for being so informative and helpful throughout this course. I have found the Upskilled trainers to be down to earth and professional. I know I have grown and contributed to the running of the course, which I recommend to anyone currently working in the field."

    Lorraine Timpano , Certificate IV in Business Administration

    "I recently completed a Certificate IV course in Frontline Management at the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal. Our trainer was Don who, from the outset, made all participants feel very relaxed and comfortable, setting the tone for the days that followed. This was quite an achievement given the diversity of backgrounds and occupations in attendance. Don obviously has a lot of relevant life experience, making him the perfect person to deliver this kind of training. His real world examples were delivered with confidence and humour and were always in sync with unit material, which ensured we remained on track."

    Stephen Wilkinson , Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (previously known as Certificate IV in Frontline Management)

    "Upskilled offered a prompt, friendly and efficient service. My increased knowledge of human resources has provided me with a greater understanding and awareness of the many functions within HR and an increased confidence in my current role. The facilitator was fantastic, very motivating and encouraging. The course attendees came from a diverse range of companies and disciplines including legal, IT, recruitment, and retail. It was interesting to share our experiences of how HR functions are carried out by different industries."

    Sharon Lamb , Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming qualification from Upskilled. The course will have ensured that you have all the required skills to start working in entry level positions in the IT industry, or to continue studying towards higher qualifications.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in programming could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Game Programmer, Gameplay Programmer, Software Engineer, Generalist C++ Programmer, Assistant Software Developer, Assistant Web Developer, Assistant Programmer, Assistant Applications Programmer, Assistant Web Application Programmer.

  • Let's talk price

    Full price of this course is $4,450, but if you pay upfront you will receive a 40% discount bringing the price down to $2,170.

    Upskilled offers a range of easy payment plans to fit in with your lifestyle.

    Please enquire for detailed finance options.

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