Course Aims:

This two-year course aims to provide students with:

  • practical skills in the use of IT applications, hardware, software and computer networks
  • one or more national training qualifications
  • an opportunity to achieve the international computing qualification – Cisco IT Essentials

Acquiring these skills will enhance students’ employment opportunities and pathways to further education.
Students can also complete further nationally recognized qualifications such as the Diploma in IT Networking
and industry qualifications in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CCNA Security.

Course Outcomes:
On successful completion of this course students will achieve:
Certificates in IT at level III
Partial Completion:     12 out of 17 units for VET in Schools (VETis)
Full Completion:          Full 17 units for a full Certificate
Students will be eligible to gain credit towards National Training qualifications such as those listed above.  Results can be claimed towards a Tertiary Entrance Score if necessary where applicable; that is, when a second assessment option is selected.


Future Pathways:
TAFE, Higher Education and/or employment in the Computer Industry.

Students can progress into Certificate IV in IT Networking, Diploma in IT and/or the Cisco CCNA program or VMWare.

Possible employment as a Network Administrator or entry into further education including computer systems, engineering and telecommunications.

Why Certificate III in Information, Digital & Media Technology at Ringwood Training? 

  • Outstanding facilities including 2 dedicated rooms with Cisco laboratory sub-network with two router labs, 27 modern computers
  • Blended learning delivery 24/7 online course access
  • Powerful production network with Cisco backbone
  • Fully qualified staff members
  • Web access to the curriculum
  • Easy access via public transport

Days & Venue:
The course will be delivered over two years at Ringwood Training on:
Wednesday    1.00pm to 4.30pm

 Selection Criteria:      

  • An aptitude for computer technology and networking
  • Problem solving skills

Choosing your VCE:

There are no specific VCE study requirements for this program.

Important Information:
Assessment tasks include module practical exams.

How to Apply:

Students need to complete an application form available from the VET coordinator at their home school or directly from Ringwood Training or

As of 2018 all prospective IT/Cisco Students will be contacted for a pre-training interview prior to confirmation of enrolment


2018 Course Fees:

Certificate III in IT  VCE VET Units Materials ($) Tuition ($) Total ($)
1st Year Units 1 & 2 200 1750 1950
2nd Year Units 3 & 4 200 1750 1950


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

NB: RT will bill the Home School for the Total Fee.  The Home School will bill the student/parent/guardian; the
amount to be paid by the student will be determined by the Home School.  Please check with the Home School regarding
the amount to be paid.

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