Federation Business School

Information technology

We provide high-quality programs in hardware, internet technologies, multimedia, networking, operating systems, software applications, and programming (both C++ and Visual Basic). Programs also cover computer support, computer sales, technical support, database administration, network support, and website design.

All of our information technology (IT) programs are nationally-recognised training and have articulation pathways into higher TAFE and university study pathways.

* Availability is dependent on student numbers

Scholarships

We have a long and proud history of supporting our students throughout their studies. For students undertaking TAFE diploma or advanced diploma studies within the Faculty, we offer scholarships to recognise and support students who meet eligibility requirements.

Scholarship information can be found at the Federation University scholarships page, where eligible students can apply for a Kickstart scholarship.

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

We offer the nationally-recognised course 'Operate Software Applications' as part of the Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Undertaking this program can help you develop the skills required to cover a range of basic Microsoft Office functions including: Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; and Microsoft PowerPoint. Microsoft Visio, Outlook or Access training is available as an alternative to PowerPoint. This certificate also covers basic sound editing, image manipulation and camera skills. This program is offered entirely online but does have the option for workshops and class time.

Employment outcomes: Possible job roles include office assistant, records assistant, junior office support.

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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This qualification provides skills and knowledge to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an ICT user. It is offered alongside the Certificate III in Media as part of a dual certification which takes 12 months when studied full-time. Alternately students can elect to study just the Certificate III in IDMT as a single certificate which takes 6 months full-time.

Employment outcomes: Possible job roles include help desk officer, help desk assistant, ICT operations support, ICT user support, PC support, technical support.

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Certificate III in Media

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for you to be competent in designing, developing and refining digital media technologies as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. It provides the opportunity to work in new and emerging digital media technology areas, such as online, and interactive design and development, and with tools and equipment, such as software, Web 2 tools, technologies and mobile devices. This qualification is taught in conjunction with both the Adobe certified courseware and the Autodesk certified courseware.

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Certificate IV in Information Technology

This qualification provides you with skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of general information and communication technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. This program is taught in conjunction with the CISCO CCNA curriculum.

Employment outcomes: Possible job roles include computer technician, customer support, information system operator, systems administrator, systems support, network operations technician.

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Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in design, develop and use digital media technologies as an assistant information and communications technology (ICT) specialist, working independently or as part of a larger development team.

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Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies

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Diploma of Information Technology

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. It is taught in conjunction with the CISCO CCNA curriculum. The Diploma of Information Technology (VET) is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Management and the Bachelor of Applied Management (Design). This program is taught in conjunction with CISCO CCNA. CCNA certification is a first-level Cisco Career certification. CCNA certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. A CISCO parchment is recognised internationally and is a cornerstone of the IT industry. This allows successful students to not only graduate with their university qualification but also the CISCO CCNA Certificate of Course Completion.

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Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for you to be competent in designing, developing and refining digital media technologies as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. It provides the opportunity to work in new and emerging digital media technology areas, such as online and interactive design development, and with tools and equipment such as software, Web 2 tool technologies and mobile devices. This qualification is taught in conjunction with both Adobe certified software and the Autodesk certified software.

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Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology provides you with high-level Information and Communications Technology (ICT) process improvement in senior ICT roles within organisations. The qualification builds on a base core of management competencies, with specialist and general elective choices to suit particular ICT and business needs, especially in the areas of knowledge management and systems development.

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