Certificate III in Information Technology

Jobs and Skills WA: Information technology courses
Your first step towards an exciting career in IT!

Information technology (IT) is an exciting industry to be in, with a great range of occupations and specialisations, and fantastic career opportunities. You'll need skills and knowledge to get your career started, and the Certificate III in Information Technology is the perfect choice!

You'll gain the skills and knowledge across a range of IT areas including hardware installation and maintenance; program and application support; cloud computing; cyber security; digital media; support and customer service; configuring basic computer networks; programming; network systems; and web development.

You’ll also develop your communication and teamwork skills, and your critical thinking and problem solving abilities, giving you the confidence for an entry level job such as an IT support officer, programmer or technician. 

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT30120 | WA State ID: BFF7

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

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.

If you're interested in working with computers but not quite sure what area to focus on, this is the course for you.

This course will give you a chance to sample a broad range of IT areas, from commonly used hardware and software to creating websites and editing video. Successful completion of this course will see you fully equipped to start your career in IT or get you ready for further study in your chosen field.

Skills gained include:

  • Using software applications that can include (but are not limited to) Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements, Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Installing and customising operating systems
  • Providing technical advice and support
  • Programming (HTML)
  • Diagnostic support
  • Creating user documentation
  • Creating and updating websites.

Gain a broad range of ICT skills

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) areas, including programming, networking and technical support.

At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including cyber security, programming, networking or web design.


East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Looking for a career that is in demand?

The Certificate III in Information Technology has been tailored to meet the needs of an information communications technology (ICT) support worker. ICT Support Worker employment is expected to grow by 17.4% by 2026 (Labour Market Insights, 2022).

This qualification prepares participants for employment across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology can be completed in one year. The units are scheduled as per the enrolment form in each term.

Looking to commence an IT career?

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate III in Information Technology, you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on campus

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

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This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.



When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in information technology. You will have skills and knowledge in a range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) roles, including animation, basic cloud computing, basic cyber awareness, digital media skills, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development.

Individuals who work in these fields apply broad sets of skills, including foundational knowledge in critical thinking and customer service skills, to support a range of technologies, processes, procedures, policies, people and clients in a variety of work contexts.



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 ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology.
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.