ICA10111 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology


Computers and Information Technology are now present in most job roles and industries. This qualification is ideal for you if you who are looking for an introduction to computers and the Microsoft Office applications.

Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and technology will introduce you to word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, using digital devices and using the Internet and develop foundation IT skills to use in the workplace or in further study.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you may be required undertake a simple pre-enrolment assessment interview prior to enrolment in order to establish your existing learning, oral communication and reading skill levels.

Currently no Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology class is available. Further enrolments may commence in 2015, please check with City East Community College, Tel 93887 7400 or www.cityeastcc.com.au for updated information.
The College may also from time to time run individual units from this qualification. These will be advertised on our website.


Duration will be up to 10 weeks, consisting of one day per week

The method of delivery includes classroom based theory and practical training sessions. A simulated workplace environment may be created, if required through individual and group activities and practical tasks in both delivery and assessment where students will be facilitated to develop skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements for each competency unit and its elements.
When delivered in the classroom the classroom will be considered a simulated work place, so that behaviours, language
used, clothing and attire worn, and all other aspects of the classroom sessions, will be considered “as if you were at work”.

Units may be delivered either as a standalone or clustered unit. Some portfolio or other assessments may provide evidence of overall competency in more than one unit. You will be advised of this where applicable.

In order to attain this qualification you are required to complete 6 units of competency consisting of four (4) core units and two (2) elective units.
Under CECC RPL policy, you may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.

The Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and technology delivered by CECC, consists of 6 units of competency as listed here and described below.
ICAICT101A Operate a personal computer Nominal hours 30
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate a personal computer (PC) in a home or small office environment. This entry level unit provides the learner with information technology (IT) literacy skills in setting up a personal computer, accessing files with application programs, sending and retrieving emails, using the internet, using peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners, webcams and data projectors, applying basic security procedures and power-management settings, and backing up and shutting down a personal computer

ICAICT102A Operate word-processing applications Nominal hours 30 This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to operate word-processing applications and perform basic operations, including creating and formatting documents, creating tables and printing labels. ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet Nominal hours 50 This Unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to connect to the internet, securely send and receive emails, search the internet using web browsers and interact securely and in a socially responsible manner with a range of different internet sites. ICAICT104A Use Digital devices Nominal hours 30 This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use digital devices in a home or small office environment. It applies to workers who require the information technology literacy skills to use a digital device, such as a digital camera, video camera or personal digital assistant device to support their work. BSBWHS201A Contribute to health and safety of self and others Nominal hours 20 This unit applies to individuals who require a fundamental knowledge of WHS to carry out their own work, which may be in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. The unit has broad applicability across industries and workplace contexts. ICAICT108A Use digital literacy skills to access the internet Nominal hours 20 This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to safely and securely use the internet to undertake basic interactive communication. It involves a working knowledge of current industry standard technologies and the ability to apply these technologies to a number of digital literacy situations.

Assessment consists of small group study, structured class activities and practical class-based activities and may include but not limited to Short Answer Test, Case Study, Presentation, Practical Demonstration, Computer based activities and Written Examinations etc.
RPL is available for all units. If you believe you are competent in any of the qualifications units, you may wish to apply for RPL. If successful, you can obtain credit for units reducing the time it will take to complete the qualification. An RPL Information package is available from your Trainer or from Administration.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the ICA10111 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology which is a nationally recognized qualification. This could help you gain entry into career paths or further education in the field of ICT.

If you do not complete the entire qualification, a Statement of Attainment will be issued should you successfully completed one or more units of competency.

Pathways from the qualification include ICA20111 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or a range of other qualifications which your Trainer will discuss with you.

Details of the college’s policies and procedures are available in the student handbook. This is available on request, from City East Community College Tel: 9387 7400

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.