Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

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Get those fingers moving, it's time to launch your career in digital!

If you would like to boost your skills and knowledge to get into the information technology industry, the Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies is the course for you!

You'll be job ready to either seek general employment, or move into a Certificate III level qualification to further grow your skills.

You'll gain skills in business applications and programs; word processing, spreadsheets and database development; digital imaging skills; developing a social media presence; and working with basic computer hardware and operating systems — plus workplace health and safety,  sustainable work practices, and more!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT20120 | WA State ID: BGJ3

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

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. 



Develop your digital skills for the workplace or further study

This qualification provides you with the basic skills and knowledge to use digital technology in the workplace across a range of information and communication technology (ICT) areas, including using office applications, workplace skills, and an introduction to design and digital imaging.

Our Certificate II Applied Digital Technologies lecturer has extensive experience in supporting students with a wide range of learning needs. Units are delivered over the year to provide students with the best opportunity to succeed.

You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of foundation digital skills which can lead to career pathways in the ICT, design, or business industries, or any role where computers are used.

There is demand in today's modern world for employees skilled in the field of information technology!

This entry-level qualification will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge to use basic applied digital technologies in varied contexts, including the workplace.

Throughout this course, you will carry out a range of procedural and operational tasks that require digital, technology and communication skills.

Begin your IT career pathway and enhance your employability skills.

The Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies will give you the foundation skills to either seek general employment or commence your further study in IT. Learn the basics of using and maintaining software, hardware, systems, digital media and social media.

Higher level studies are strongly recommended to reach career growth and lucrative roles.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, networking, programming and digital media.


This qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge to use basic applied digital technologies in varied contexts.

The qualification is designed for those developing the necessary digital and technology skills in preparation for work.

These individuals carry out a range of basic procedural and operational tasks that require digital and technology skills. They perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and knowledge in a defined context. The qualification is suitable for someone generally performing under direct supervision.



Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

Skills Strategies International offers Traineeships in ICT20120 Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies.
Training is conducted onsite at your workplace for your convenience. A customised training plan contextualised to your workplace will be created for you, from a variety of competencies available to suit your job requirements. Please visit our website www.skillstrategies.edu.au or phone (08) 6143 2180 for more information.

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.