If you’d like to work at the forefront of computer systems and computer networks, our computer systems technology course will help kick off your career.

As you develop the foundation skills and knowledge used in installing and maintaining computers and computer networks, you’ll gain the 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’ll 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
  • developing complex testing and evaluation skills, and using these to diagnose and resolve faults in advanced computer systems

You’ll also be equipped with workplace communication and business skills, via working with your classmates as you work together on simple projects, which will allow you to effectively liaise with internal and external clients.

And you’ll gain the knowledge to take several ICT Industry vendor certifications including Microsoft MCTS, Cisco CCENT, and CompTIA A+ Technician.

We’ve 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 Tuition 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're 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: We are not currently offering any units from this course at night

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-age applicant or
  • be a current VCAL student (you may complete selected units in conjunction with your VCAL studies)


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 of our our computer systems technology course 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 or systems administration
  • 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

Our computer systems technology course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed 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 of the course you can apply for a range of career opportunities including as a:

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

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

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





This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:45pm