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Certificate II in Information Technology

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate II in Information Technology equips you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to use computers in the workplace and also provides you with a sound understanding of computer concepts. You will also learn how to complete common office tasks using microcomputers and common Microsoft Office applications. Certificate II in Information Technology graduates can look forward to careers in computer sales, data entry operations, word processing and computer systems support. You may also elect to continue your studies in the Diploma of Information Technology at the Gordon Institute.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no specific entry requirements for the course – however, your reading and writing skills and general maths concepts should be equivalent to a Year 10 qualification. Note: If you cannot read, write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to study Certificate II in Information Technology, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills required to complete the course.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Information Technology
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency »
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Information Technology . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Word Processing
    Design Organisational Documents Using Computer Packages     25
    Operate Computing Packages     40
    Using Computers
    Follow Workplace Safety Procedures     5
    Use Computer Operating System     15
    Install Software Applications     10
    Connect Hardware Peripherals     10
    Maintain Equipment and Software in Working Order     10
    Operate a Spreadsheet Package     30
    Integrate Commercial Computing Packages     30
    PowerPoint and Internet
    Access and Use the Internet     20
    Operate a Presentation Package     20
    Operate Computer Hardware     15
    Workplace Skills
    Work Effectively in an IT Environment     10
    Communicate in the Workplace     10
    The Certificate II in Information Technology is a part-time course and is offered in three modes of study:

    1. Twelve hours per week (in three four-hour sessions during 9am–5pm) for one semester. Student intakes for these sessions are in February and July.

    2. Six hours per week (in two three-hour evening sessions) for one year. These sessions are currently on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Student intakes for these sessions are in February or July.

    3. Study by flexible delivery in your own time. You will follow a set program and may progress at a speed that suits you. Non-compulsory tutorials are provided each week for those of you requiring assistance. Student intakes are ongoing throughout the year.

    Selection Criteria
    Students who meet all entry requirements for the Certificate II in Information Technology will be admitted in date order of receipt of application.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Information Technology

        * Computer sales person
        * Data-entry operator
        * PC operator
        * Computer systems support

    Certificate IV in Information Technology
    Diploma of Information Technology
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science and Software Development)*
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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