Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology CityEast College

Course Outline

The Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology ICT10115 is an entry level course providing core computer skills. It will introduce students to a range of Windows and other software skills including file management, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, using digital devices, using the Internet and developing essential IT skills to use in the workplace or in further study. The skills included will support a wide range of industry occupations.

This entry level course could be ideal for anyone needing to learn or refresh a range of computer skills before returning to the workforce. The qualification could also be the start of a career pathway in information technology.

Ideal for...

If you can use a keyboard and mouse you can do this course.

Entry requirements

Some basic keyboard and mouse skills and access to a computer and internet connection at home.
You will need to have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) that allow you to read and interpret information and prepare documents at a basic level. City East Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

This course will give you the skills needed to...

• How to operate a personal computer using Windows
• Store and transfer your files and photos using the PC, USB and smartphone
• How to use the internet and email
• Word – creating and basic formatting of documents
• Excel – creating basic spreadsheets using formulas
• PowerPoint – creating basic presentations and flyers
• How to use digital devices

See the bottom of this page for units of competency and links to further information on each unit.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of all units of competency students will be issued Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT10115. A Statement of Attainment from ICT10115 will be issued if you have successfully completed one or more units of competency but not the full certificate.


This qualification offers a pathways to employment opportunities including administrative assistant, receptionist or data entry operator. Further study can be pursued through a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT20115

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

If you would like to apply for RPL or CT please contact us.

Learning strategies

Face to Face: This course is delivered face to face at City East Community College offices over several months a minimum of two times a week. Additional work from your home computer is key gaining the most from this course. See individual classes for full session details.

Online: This course is delivered in flexible, online mode, meaning you don’t need to attend any face to face session in a classroom environment. We will provide you with all the learning and assessment materials and you will study at your own time and pace. Once you are registered you will be matched with a trainer/assessor and have a personalised orientation session. Your trainer/assessor will provide ongoing support via email, phone or video conferencing communication.

Assessment strategies

Assessments for this qualification include both formative and summative assessments and include questions and answers, portfolio of evidence and project assignments. You will be provided with assessment tasks at the beginning of your course in your orientation session.

Study Load

The completion time for the Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology varies according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student.

This course takes approximately 6 months to complete.

What You Need

Classroom: All course materials and computers will be provided. Just bring a notebook and a pen and be ready to learn in a friendly and relaxed environment. You will need to access to a computer with internet access at home.

Online: You will need access to a computer and an internet connection.

Enquiries or to enrol

Please apply online and you will be contacted to assess your eligibility for government funding.

Other information

You will also need a unique student identifier (USI), which we can help you set up when you start class.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience, information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS. Please ensure these details are correct.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT10115.
  • Operate a personal computer (ICTICT101)
  • Operate presentation packages (ICTICT106)
  • Operate word-processing applications (ICTICT102)
  • Operate spreadsheet applications (ICTICT105)
  • Use digital devices (ICTICT104)
  • Use, communicate and search securely on the internet (ICTICT103)

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.