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Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications cover ICT client support, ICT hardware & software maintenance and support, ICT systems and database design and administration, IT networks & security, multimedia design & creation, NBN, telecommunication networks and telecommunications areas of work.

‘Printing and Graphic Arts’, ’Business Services’ and ‘Electrotechnology’ are associated industries.

 

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the ICT (release 7.2) Training Package.

The Information and Communications Technology Training Package ICT (release 7.2) includes 11 qualifications and 64 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathways Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This is an entry level qualification that provides the foundation skills and knowledge to use information and communications technology (ICT) in any industry.

ICT20120 - Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies

This pathways 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.

ICT20219 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation

This is an entry-level qualification for telecommunications linesworkers working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure.

ICT20319 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

This is an entry-level qualification for telecommunications technology operators who may: install telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises; perform fault-finding on a limited range of digital reception equipment for both cable television and free-to-air television reception, for either a customer or an enterprise; install and maintain telecommunications radio communications equipment in base stations and connect wireless base stations; install and maintain telecommunications equipment on high structures including radio towers or for installation and connection of wireless base stations.

ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent 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.

ICT30419 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation

This qualification is for telecommunications operators working on the construction and maintenance of high-speed national broadband network (NBN) infrastructure, and on required technology.

ICT30519 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology

This qualification is for telecommunications technology operators who assess installation requirements, plan and perform installations, test installed equipment, and fault-find when issues arise with installed equipment.

ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

ICT41119 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design

This qualification reflects the role of a technician with a range of telecommunications skills and extensive knowledge of the access, building and core networks, and client capabilities of the service provider. It prepares people to work in telecommunications infrastructure network design, for network additions and implementations to accommodate network growth and new technologies within the industry.

ICT41219 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology

This qualification reflects the role of an advanced technician (technical officer), team leader or supervisor with a wide range of telecommunications skills. The qualification enables technicians to assess installation requirements of converging voice, video and data IP networks, plan and perform installations and test installed equipment and fault find.

ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function. Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others.

ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills. Individuals in these roles carry out complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, leading a team or a strategic direction of a business. They apply their skills across a wide range of industries and business functions, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

ICT60515 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology

This qualification is suitable for those who coordinate and administer the installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of a range of networks, enterprise servers and systems, including internetworking, security and e-business solutions.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Annual Commencements 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 0
ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology
Annual Commencements 35 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
ICT30419 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Annual Commencements 0 5 15 0 0 0 0 0
ICT30519 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Annual Commencements 390 85 145 50 50 5 25 5
ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology
Annual Commencements 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
ICT41219 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Annual Commencements 25 20 15 30 10 0 15 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
ICT20120 - Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
ICT20219 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 12 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
ICT20319 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
ICT30419 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 12 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A T T T * T
ICT30519 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification A T T T T * T T
ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
ICT41119 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
ICT41219 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
ICT60515 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Availability
ICT20120 - Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies
Availability
ICT20219 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Availability
ICT20319 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
Availability
ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology
Availability
ICT30419 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Availability
ICT30519 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Availability
ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology
Availability
ICT41219 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Availability
ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology
Availability
ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).