This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of a wide range of computer concepts and to develop the skills to use computers efficiently as a workplace tool. It provides training in the use of a wide range of computer applications packages and a basic introduction to multimedia applications including digital photography and Photoshop, animation and basic web publishing. Students will use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint focussing on the use of these applications in a business context.
Cranbourne, Dandenong, Frankston
Full-time: 6 months
(Approximately 4 days per week)
Part-time: 1 year
(Dependant on availability)
February and July
This is an entry level course to further education and training.
Direct to Institute
Word processing and Internet, Spreadsheet, PowerPoint and Database, Multimedia, Advanced Applications, Work in the IT Industry
Office Assistant; PC Operator; Data Entry; Clerical Assistant, Office Administrator
Further Education Opportunities
Certificate III Multimedia, Certificate IV Information Technology (all streams – programming, networking, websites)
If you are interested in understanding the world of Information Technology, for personal pursuits, the office environment or to pursue further study then this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you require. Training is focused on the use of the Microsoft Office suite of computer applications as required for efficient use in a workplace environment. During training, you will complete a series of hands-on exercises and projects that have a business focus, so the skills developed can be directly applied to the business environment. Many of the projects take an integrated approach ensuring that students combine the skills and knowledge developed in all applications.
The Certificate II in Information Technology is a national qualification consisting of a range of competencies with the core skills of the Certificate I in Information Technology built into the qualification. It consists of 485 hours of training and the competencies have been grouped together into subjects for delivery.
Word processing and internet hours – 85 hours
ICAU2005A Operate a personal computer 30 hours
ICAU1129A Operate a word processing application 30 hours
ICAU1133A Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email 25 hours
This subject will enable a student to have a basic understanding of using a personal computer to utilize word processing applications to their full capacity and complete basic internet search tasks as well as send and receive emails with attachments
Spreadsheet, PowerPoint and Database – 95 hours
ICAU1130A Operate a spreadsheet application 30 hours
ICAU1131A Operate a database application 40 hours
ICAU1132A Operate a presentation package 25 hours
This subject will enable a student to have a basic understanding of using a spreadsheet application, presentation package and a database application. The subject will enable students to perform basic operations in spreadsheets, presentation and database applications
Multimedia – 135 hours
ICPMM321A Capture a digital image 40 hours
ICAU120A Locate and use relevant online information 20 hours
CUFIMA03A Create 2D digital animation 35 hours
CUFIMA01A Produce and manipulate digital images 20 hours
ICAB4135A Create a simple mark-up language document to specifications 20 hours
Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a range of multimedia tools and software, digital cameras learn how to download and manipulate the images using Photoshop. Students will also learn how to create a basic website using HTML and Dreamweaver and will be able to incorporate graphics and digital images.
Advanced Applications – 70 hours
ICAU2013A Integrate commercial computing packages 30 hours
ICAD2012A Design organisational documents using computing packages 40 hours
Students will learn how to produce organisational documents using application software within organisational guidelines, procedures and policies and to manipulate, convert and integrate data between different software applications
Working in the IT Industry – 110 hours
ICAU2005A Operate computer hardware 20 hours
ICAW2001A Work effectively in an IT environment 20 hours
BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures 10 hours
ICAU2231A Use computer operating system 20 hours
ICPMM63BA Access the internet 20 hours
ICAITTW022B Communicate in the workplace 20 hours
This subject will enable a student to have a basic understanding of what is involved in working in IT in Industry. This includes developing skills in using a personal computer, operating both hardware and software, understanding the organizational structure and the role of technology, and attention to effective communication skills and workplace safety policies and procedures.