If you would like to work at the forefront of computer systems and computer networks, then use our computer systems technology course to kick off your career.

Develop the foundation skills and knowledge used in installing and maintaining computers and computer networks. You’ll gain the skills and confidence to apply for work as a technician supporting a computer environment in small, medium and large organisations.

In our computer systems technology course, you will build practical skills in:

  • communications
  • computer maintenance
  • installing, maintaining and troubleshooting operating systems
  • network configuration and maintenance
  • help desk operating procedures
  • basic programming
  • web design
  • database skills

You will learn how to develop complex testing and evaluation skills and use them to diagnose and resolve faults in advanced computer systems.

In this computer systems technology course, you’ll also build your workplace communication and business skills to communicate confidently with internal and external clients and your colleagues while you work together on simple projects. Get the knowledge to take several ICT Industry vendor certifications including Microsoft MCTS, Cisco CCENT, and CompTIA A+ Technician.

We have designed this ICT course in conjunction with industry to provide you with a true opportunity to experience basic ICT technician support work in IT environments in Australian businesses.




National Code ICT41015
Study Areas Networking
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months
PT: flexible

 

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,927.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $785.00
Full Fee $12,597.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $255.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

If you are interested in part time and evening classes contact the Institute for information about available subjects and timetable.

Full time: 12 months

Part time: flexible (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in) 

Evening: selected units are offered in the evening each semester

Box Hill

You should have either:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or
  • successfully completed Year 11 and attend an interview, or
  • be a mature aged applicant or
  • be a current VCAL student (you may complete selected units in conjunction with your VCAL studies).

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to apply to study:

  • a dual Certificate IV qualification in Information Technology
  • a diploma or advanced diploma qualification in information technology networking, systems administration, database design, and security
  • a Bachelor of Computer Systems at Box Hill Institute or at universities offering studies in ICT

 VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities including:

  • network support administrator
  • network operations support
  • network operations technician
  • network technician
  • network support technician
  • level 1 help desk support
  • desktop deployment technician.

You will have the ability to apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

Completion of 20 units (including 12 core plus 8 elective).

Subjects include:

  • Cisco CCNA 1
  • Cisco CCNA 2
  • Windows Client
  • Windows Server
  • IT Fundamentals
  • Business Skills
  • Database
  • Website development
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Virtualisation Technologies
  • OHS & Sustainability
  • IT and Help Desk Support
  • Introduction to IT Projects

 

 

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VU21562 CONFIGURE AND TROUBLESHOOT NETWORK SWITCHES AND ROUTERS 80.0

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ICTWEB501 BUILD A DYNAMIC WEBSITE 60.0

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BSBWHS304 PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN WHS COMMUNICATION AND CONSULTATION PROCESSES 30.0

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ICTICT418 CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT, ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT 40.0

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BSBSUS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 40.0

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ICTPMG401 SUPPORT SMALL SCALE ICT PROJECTS 60.0

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VU21561 BUILD A SIMPLE NETWORK AND ESTABLISH END TO END CONNECTIVITY 80.0

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VU21562 CONFIGURE AND TROUBLESHOOT NETWORK SWITCHES AND ROUTERS 80.0

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BSBWHS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS 50.0

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ICTICT511 MATCH ICT NEEDS WITH THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE ENTERPRISE 50.0

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ICTSAS512 REVIEW AND MANAGE DELIVERY OF MAINTENANCE SERVICES 20.0

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ICTWEB501 BUILD A DYNAMIC WEBSITE 60.0

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ICTSUS501 IMPLEMENT SERVER VIRTUALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE ICT SYSTEM 80.0

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ICTGAM516 ANIMATE A 3-D CHARACTER FOR DIGITAL GAMES 40.0

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