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Information Technology, Library and Digital

Technology places the world at your fingertips! With continuous technological advancements, the IT world is constantly expanding and evolving. Join this exciting and lucrative industry that shows dynamic job growth for the future.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a wide range of Information Technology training pathways from entry level courses through to diplomas and advanced diplomas that can prepare you for university study. 

Our state-of-the-art training facilities allow students to learn in an industry-standard setting, ensuring they graduate with job-ready skills that prepare them for entering the workforce.  We have a purpose-built Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC), which provides students with a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training. 

Build advanced computing skills in a range of IT disciplines including cyber security, network administration and management, website design and development, mobile apps development, games design, 3D animations, programming and software development. 

Many of these skills are also in demand in the exciting and rewarding defence industry

Plan your study pathway in Information Technology, Library and Digital.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: ICT41015
State ID: AVZ7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology

Be in-demand in the world of ICT for technology support roles.

Support your future with IT

Gain career enhancing knowledge and develop strong employment prospects! The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology gives you valuable experience in current industry standards and shapes you into an attractive applicant for in-demand ICT support roles.

Gain these skills:

  • build wireless LANs
  • cyber security basics 
  • server installation and management 
  • hardware fault finding and repair 
  • scripting and programming 
  • small enterprise networking 

The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology is a WA Priority Skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

Dual qualification: this course is offered as a dual qualification with ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology which saves time, effort and money. Ask for details on how two awards may be achieved in the one semester. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Fantastic news!

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. 

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

 

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA20215
State ID: AZN1
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Creative Industries

An exciting ICT creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant.

Get your creativity flowing! 

Creativity is the third top skill that employers are looking for to future proof your career. The Certificate II in Creative Industries will start you on your journey towards an exciting creative career pathway as a multimedia designer, web developer, or production assistant. By completing this qualification you will also improve your ICT employability skills.

Gain these skills:

  • Use digital technologies and multimedia
  • Social media skills
  • Design and Drawing skills
  • Gain arts industry knowledge 
  • Effective team Work 

Full-time study is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

A para-professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to career as a cyber security expert.

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Join the ranks of cyber professionals & get ready for a ‘job of the future’

Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size. This growth translates into an additional 11,000 jobs.

Be the one of the first in WA to study a para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking!

Gain these skills:

  • perform security risk assessments for an organisation
  • implement best practice for identity management
  • evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice
  • evaluate and implement security protection devices and software
  • manage a cyber security environment
  • assess and secure cloud services
  • perform digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to; undertake basic to intermediate coding in Python, basic networking and penetration testing, perform basic security analysis, implement authentication and encryption. Be familiar with these technologies in; Kali Linux, Cisco IOS, Wireshark, Splunk, Firewalls, Active Directory. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.
 

 

Specialist facilities at Murdoch campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Murdoch campus is centrally located to the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct, making it the ideal location for cyber security training. South Metropolitan TAFE has networks with industry associations such as the Australian Computer Society, Australian Information Security Association and Health Informatics Society of Australia, ensuring our students have access to industry expertise and networking opportunities.
   

Specialist job outcomes for those in industry or with similar qualifications

This qualification is a progression pathway for students who have studied the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or is an ideal advanced qualification for those who have had two year's cyber security industry experience. For those who have CISCO certification, or have studied at Diploma level in Networking, Computer Systems Engineering, or Electronics and Communications, or who have studied a Computer Science bachelor degree or higher qualification, the Advanced Diploma can broaden your skills and expertise for the growing job market in cyber security. Make a course enquiry at the end of this page to start a discussion with us as to how your work experience or past studies may assist your entrance into this cyber security qualification.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry.

Become the next generation cyber expert! 

Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry. In a world where cyber attacks are constantly on the rise, there has never been a better time to gain in-demand skills that can set you up for a lucrative career in cyber security. 

Gain skills in:

  • cyber security concepts
  • authentication and encryption
  • network scripting
  • professional ethics 
  • security data analysis

A capstone project applies in the last term to consolidate the skills gained and applied to an industry scenario. This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the protection of data.

Fantastic news!

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

 

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40815
State ID: AVZ6
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies

Here's your ticket for a career in the creative world of digital media.

Delivered at:


Become a digital guru! 

Garner your creativity and step towards a leading digital media career with the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies. 

Gain these skills:

  • create digital visual effects
  • work with digital images
  • create interactive media
  • engage in digital content creation
  • design for interactive websites
  • develop projects using 2D and 3D animation technologies
  • develop eLearning design skills

Full-time attendance is equivalent to two days a week. 

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: GAA90
State ID: GAA90
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Digital Photography (Basic) Skill Set

Learn the basic features of your digital camera with this hands-on workshop.

Delivered at:


Digital Photography for beginners!

Learn the features of your digital camera with hands-on workshops to improve your photography skills! Learn from our expert lecturer, Ben, on how to control your camera using different shooting modes, digitally enhance your images and produce the best photos you can. 

Learn these skills:

  • Digital camera features 
  • Photography skills including portraits, landscapes, architecture, macro, still life, sport, night photography 
  • Understanding shutter speed (aperture, ISO, white balance) 
  • Connecting to computer/organising photos
  • Digitally Enhance your images (using GIMP)
  • Editing and re-touching

2021 dates:

Each course runs at our Rockingham campus for 10 sessions from 5pm to 8pm.

  • dates to be announced

 

Skill set
National ID: GAB48
State ID: GAB48
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Digital Photography (Intermediate) Skill Set

Completed digital photography basics but want to learn more? Build your portfolio today.

Delivered at:


Expand your photography horizons! 

Have you completed the digital photography basics skill set and want to learn more? Do you already have a good camera knowledge but want to build your portfolio and photography skills? Do you want to up your image editing game and learn how to impress with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?  Then this course is for you!

This course follows on from the Digital Photography Basics Skill Set and allows you to take your photography skills to the next level.

The intermediate digital photography course is aimed at those who already have a basic knowledge of their camera, but want to improve their technical skills. This course covers both camera techniques and image editing workshops. It is a fun and engaging course for people of all ages.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Portraiture – tips on improving portrait photography
  • Lighting on location – natural and artificial lighting
  • Using an external flash
  • Selective colourisation and colour splash photography
  • Product photography workshop
  • Capturing water droplets workshop 
  • Photo-stitching & capturing panoramas 
  • Macro photography in the studio
  • Processing RAW images
  • Adobe Lightroom training
  • Adobe Photoshop training
  • Photography folio presentation

This course has packed the intermediary skills from the Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (ICT40815) into a short course allowing students to develop professional skills in photographic editing.

Those students beginning in photography are encouraged to build foundation skills first in our basic Digital Photography Skill Set short course. 

2021 Dates:

This course runs Thursday nights, 5pm to 8pm for 10 weeks each at Rockingham campus - dates TBC.

Skill set
National ID: ICT40915
State ID: AWE5
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games

Delve into the creative world of gaming and gain career enhancing knowledge and game-related artificial intelligence.

Delivered at:


Up your game with a digital gaming career! 

Delve into the creative world of gaming with the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games. Gain career enhancing knowledge and game-related artificial intelligence in an industry-standard setting. 

Gain these skills:

  • design games
  • games programming
  • create visual game assets
  • assemble games prototypes
  • build a graphical user interface
  • copyright and ethics 
  • workplace health and safety
  • launch games used in virtual reality

Software systems in use include, but are not limited to - Unity Hub, Blender 3D, Hack n Plan, Adobe suite, Audacity.

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher. STEM skills are a focus of this course as it develops strengths in technology.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50215
State ID: AVZ4
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

Develop advanced skills to excel within the digital and interactive games industry.

Delivered at:


Be at the top of your game! 

Progress to the next step in your career with the Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games. Gain valuable knowledge and experience to develop advanced skills to excel within the digital and interactive games industry.  STEM skills are a focus of this course as it develops strengths in technology.

Gain these skills:

  • design 3D digital games
  • animation, texturing and rigging
  • advanced games programming
  • manage industry games development 
  • implement complex interactivity
  • create digital game assets

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games (ICT50215) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to: design and document games, develop games programs, create games assets and develop user interfaces. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Diploma
National ID: ICT40118
State ID: BEH4
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of information technology fields.

Launch yourself into the world of IT 

When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand IT roles such as ICT systems support or a network support technician. 

Gain these skills:

  • hardware systems
  • server installation
  • virtualisation 
  • desktop management 
  • small business networking
  • cyber security

Dual qualification: this course is offered as a dual qualification with ICT41015 Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology which saves time, effort and money. Ask for details on how two awards may be achieved in the one semester. 

The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology is a WA Priority Skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

Campus specialist facilities

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at Thornlie campus provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40418
State ID: BEH0
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Looking for an IT career with high job prospects? Gain career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills.

Network your way to success 

Looking for an IT career with high job prospects? Gain career enhancing knowledge and hands-on practical skills with the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking.  

Gain these skills:

  • install and configure business networks  
  • virtual machines implementation 
  • wireless technologies
  • server administration 
  • cyber and network security 
  • deployment resources to PC Desktops
  • writing technical documentation

Full-time attendance is equivalent to four days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Fantastic news!

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)
   

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT50418
State ID: BEH6
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Take a step towards an industry with high job prospects! Gain in-demand networking skills and valuable industry experience.

Embark on the lucrative industry of networking

Take a step towards an industry with high job prospects!  Gain in-demand networking skills and acquire valuable experience in current industry standards with the Diploma of Information Technology Networking.  

Gain these skills:

  • manage complex networks
  • implement Cloud technology environments 
  • apply advanced Cisco routing and switching 
  • implement Active directories 
  • monitor and implement system security 
  • administer authentication and encryption technologies 

This course has embedded studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware. South Metro TAFE has been a Cisco Academy for over fifteen years. With advanced facilities, up-to-date equipment and fully trained instructors, you will learn Networking in an industry-standard setting. 

Completion of the Diploma of Information Technology Networking opens up a range of further study options including the 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, and it may produce advanced standing towards a university degree. 

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to: install and configure servers and virtual machines, subnet, configure switches and routers, plan and install small business networks. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.

Completion of the Diploma of Information Technology Networking opens up a range of further study options including the 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, and it may produce advanced standing towards a university degree.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Fantastic news!

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Diploma
National ID: ICT20115
State ID: AVZ2
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Launch your career in information technology, or be ready for employment using a range of technologies.

Begin your IT career pathway and enhance your employability skills!

When you complete the Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology you will have made a start towards a career in information technology, or be ready for employment using a range of technologies.

Gain these skills:

  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases and email 
  • Work with digital images
  • Install software
  • Collaborate using social media
  • Gain workplace health and safety knowledge 

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Higher level studies are strongly recommended.

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate II
National ID: ICT30118
State ID: BEH2
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Work in IT roles including client support officer, ICT operations support, and IT technician.

Looking to commence into an IT career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

Gain these skills:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • supporting PC operating systems
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • Microsoft Office applications and documentation
  • workplace health and safety
  • ICT helpdesk skills 

This course is a suggested entry point for high school graduates with limited information technology skills or those who have limited industry experience. 

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30118
State ID: AB72
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Cyber Security)

Work in IT cyber security roles including client support officer, ICT operations support, IT technician and PC support.

Looking to commence into an IT career with a Cyber Security focus?

Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the opportunity to work in IT roles such as client support officer, ICT operations support, IT technician, PC support and where routine cyber security practices are required.

Gain these skills:

  • networking and operating systems installation and management 
  • foundations of server security
  • cyber security awareness and practice 
  • foundations of cloud computing
  • ICT client support
  • WHS basics and sustainability 

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Cyber Security) provides the ideal platform for further specialist IT studies in Security, Networking or Computer Systems Technology.

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Fantastic news!

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with 'nodes" at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30118
State ID: AB73
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price in 2021
Half price^

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration)

Launch your IT career with a networking focus.

Looking to commence into an IT career with a networking focus?

When you complete the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology you will be an attractive applicant for IT roles such as client support officer, IT technician, or ICT operations support.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to support a wide range of IT activities!

Gain these skills:

  • hardware installation and maintenance
  • PC operating system
  • networking operating system installation and management
  • intermediate and advanced use of applications
  • client interaction
  • workplace health and safety

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. 

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology provides the ideal platform for further specialist IT study in Networking and also Security.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

 

Certificate III
National ID: AE382
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Cybersecurity Skill Set


Get ready to secure your digital footprint

Learn the skills to secure your digital footprint whether it be for a small business or your own personal devices. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to the world of IT in workplaces where routine cyber security practices are required.

You will learn basic skills in network security, WHS basics and cyber security awareness.

Gain these skills:

  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • Secure a networked Personal Computer
       

Next course dates:

Mandurah    

  • Starts 12 February for 19 weeks, Fridays 9am to 2.30pm

Murdoch    

  • Starts 11 February for 19 weeks, Thursdays 9am to 3pm
  • Starts 12 February for 19 weeks, Fridays 9am to 3pm

Rockingham    

  • Starts 8 February for 19 weeks, Mondays 1pm to 6.30pm

Thornlie    

  • Starts 8 February for 19 weeks, Mondays 9am to 3pm

   

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

Skill set
National ID: ICT40518
State ID: BEH5
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate IV in Programming

Gain knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps.

Program your career!

Gain career enhancing knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps with the Certificate IV in Programming.  

Gain these skills:

  • programming in Java, C#, Python 
  • develop user interfaces
  • object-oriented programming 
  • working with databases
  • understanding programming methodologies and documentation
  • Arduino IDE which implements C/C++ functions
  • website basics 

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.

Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the Diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills, may complete the Certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the Certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term Diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA31015
State ID: AZO4
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate III in Screen and Media

Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, multimedia designer or digital animator.

Immerse yourself into the digital media industry

The Certificate III in Screen and Media is the perfect foundation to make that break into the vibrant and exciting industry of digital media. Start your pathway towards a career as a web developer, multimedia designer or digital animator. This is also a great way to improve your information and communications technology skills, to help make you more employable.

Gain these skills:

  • use digital technologies and multimedia
  • manipulate digital images
  • create digital animations
  • create a website 
  • work with interactive content 
  • gain workplace health and safety knowledge 

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics

Higher level studies are recommended.

See our IT Training Facebook page

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41215
State ID: AZK7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Looking to advance your skills further and build a digital media portfolio that will allow you to stand-out to prospective employers?

Delivered at:


Explore the vibrant world of digital media 

Looking to advance your skills further and build up a digital media portfolio that will allow you to stand-out to prospective employers? When you complete the Certificate IV in Screen and Media at our state-of-the-art facilities you will develop in-demand skills to comfortably wield a wide range of digital technologies.

Gain these skills:

  • digital technologies
  • animation
  • graphics
  • multimedia
  • web design 
  • interactive media
  • visual effects
  • digital art
  • designing for 3D printers

Full-time study is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the Diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills, may complete the Certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the Certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term Diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.

This is a STEM course as it focuses strengths in technology, but is also coupled with the creativity of aesthetic design.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51015
State ID: AZL8
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Screen and Media

This digital-savvy diploma will give you specialist knowledge, skills and hands-on experience across a wide range of screen and media technologies.

Delivered at:


Stand out from the crowd as a digital media powerhouse!

Delve into the lively and exciting digital media industry with the Diploma of Screen and Media. This digital-savvy diploma will give you specialist knowledge, skills and hands-on experience across a wide range of screen and media technologies. Learn in an industry-standard environment with up-to-date facilities that will prepare you to excel into the ever-growing digital work space. 

Gain these skills:

  • develop digital publications
  • develop interactive documents
  • develop e-learning resources
  • create animations, visual effects, and videos 
  • interpret design briefs
  • manage effective teams 
  • present design ideas 
  • designing for 3D printers

Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

Is this course right for you?

To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41215) or possess the following skills before you commence; Able to: design and create visual components, produce and prepare photo images, develop basic websites, effectively use Adobe software suites. Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.

Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the Diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills, may complete the Certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the Certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term Diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.

This is a STEM course as it focuses strengths in technology, but is also coupled with the creativity of aesthetic design.

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE (opens in a new tab)

Diploma
National ID: ICT50718
State ID: BEG8
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Software Development

Explore a career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry-standard learning environment with the latest technology.

Step into a software development career! 

Go beyond programming and take a step towards a lasting career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry-standard learning environment with the latest technology. 

Gain these skills:

  • develop advanced apps
  • gain advanced knowledge of Java, C# and PHP/SQL
  • data modelling and agile development
  • web programming, and testing and debugging  

This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills can complete the certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.

Students who complete the Certificate IV in Programming can progress to this course and complete in one semester, full time, due to an overlap in units. Other students may require three terms to complete the diploma. Full-time attendance is equivalent to two days a week. 

See our IT Training Facebook page!

@ITtrainingSMTAFE(opens in a new tab)

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