Commissioner's Information Bulletin 696

Information and Communications Technology - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Information Technology and Telecommunications

Date of effect: 11 September 2020

Bulletin Information

In this new Commissioner's Information Bulletin two traineeship Vocations are deleted and two traineeship vocations are varied.

Deleted traineeships and associated pathways.

Information Technology - Networking - Traineeship

  • ICT40418 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
  • ICT50418 Diploma in Information Technology Networking

Information Technology - Support – Traineeship

  • ICT40215 Certificate IV in Information Technology Support

The Information Technology – General vocation now includes two new pathways at the Certificate III and Diploma level. All updated qualifications are deemed not equivalent.

  • Information Technology - General
    • ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology
    • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
    • ICT50120 Diploma in Information Technology

The Diploma ICT50120 in Information Technology will enable a higher apprenticeship pathway.
To update the school based pathway the following two vocations are varied:

  • Information Technology - Information, Digital Media and Technology
    • ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Information Technology - General
    • ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

The qualifications are found in the ICTv6.0 Information and Communications Technology Training Package. These updates were endorsed on 21 July 2020.

All other VTOs remain unchanged.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes 675.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Competency based completion

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 83. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile, please contact Max Wilson, Communications, Finance Industries and Property Services Ltd (ACFIPS) (NSW) ITAB on mobile 0407 070 840.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Apprenticeships

Telecommunications - Digital Reception Technology ICT30215 Certificate III level apprentices may work as operators in the telecommunications industry and may apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context of installation of a limited range of digital reception equipment for either a customer or an enterprise. Apprentices will require fault-finding skills on a range of digital reception equipment for Subscription TV and Free-to-air TV reception.

Telecommunications - Network Build and Operate ICT30419 Certificate III level apprentice's will use this qualification as a pathway for specialised work across the occupation and technology streams as outlined below, on the National Broadband Network (NBN). This qualification may be undertaken as part of an apprenticeship. It provides individuals with skills and knowledge in a range of specialised NBN broadband industry occupations specifically for the national rollout of the high speed broadband infrastructure.

Apprentices will need to comply with safe working practices and specialise in one of the following four streams to be able to operate equipment and install systems on customer networks to enable efficient access and interconnection to the NBN broadband services. The specialised areas are:

  • Copper Cable Jointer - apprentices will be able to apply connection and jointing of copper cable, diagnosing and rectifying copper cable system faults, and migration, remediation and augmentation of copper services to maximise benefits of the high speed broadband connection.
  • Technician Fibre - apprentices will be able to diagnose and rectifying fibre system faults, work with active equipment, and performing integration and commissioning activities to maximise benefits of the high speed broadband connection.
  • Fibre Splicer - apprentices will operate and apply optical fibre handling skills to splicing, testing and fault finding on live fibre cable in the fibre distribution network for NBN broadband networks.
  • Technician Hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) - apprentices will be able to apply connection and termination of HFC cabling, diagnosing and rectifying complex HFC system faults, and performing commissioning activities to maximise benefits of the high speed broadband connection.

Telecommunications - Technology ICT30519 Certificate III level apprentices will be assessing installation requirements, planning and performing installations, testing installed equipment and fault finding. It involves a degree of autonomy and may include some supervision of others. Work is performed according to known routines and procedures and there is some accountability for the quality of outcomes. The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency:

  • Optical Networks
  • Wireless Networks
  • Cabling Networks
  • Telecommunications Networking
  • Radio Communications

Traineeships

Information Technology - Cyber Security 22334VIC Certificate IV level trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to comprehensively monitor and mitigate the risk of cyber security attacks and breaches. They will develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks, and implement appropriate software. Trainees in this course will be engaged in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations.

ICT30120 Certificate III level trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to competently work in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions and achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user. Trainees at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including ANIMINATION, cloud computing, cyber security awareness, technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

ICT40120 Certificate IV level trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to competently work in a wide range of general information and communications technologies (ICT) and to support a small to medium enterprise that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support.

ICT50120 Diploma level trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to competently work advanced networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks including advanced programming skills, website design, information, architecture and data, business data analysis, cloud architecture and engineering, cyber security, database and data management, game art, design and programming, systems administration and systems analysis.

Information Technology - Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT20115 Certificate II level trainees learn the foundation skills and knowledge to use information and communications technology (ICT) in any industry.

Information Technology - Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30118 Certificate III level trainees will gain the skills and knowledge to competently work in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technical functions and achieve a degree of self-sufficiency as an advanced ICT user. Trainees at this level will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

Telecommunications - Engineering Technology ICT41219 Certificate IV level trainee will be advanced technicians (technical officers), team leaders or supervisors with a wide range of telecommunications skills who can install and maintain:

  • enterprise networks in emerging and converging technologies
  • optical and wireless equipment for high speed broadband network infrastructure
  • internet protocol (IP) based network telecommunications equipment
  • IP based networks in home networks and small and medium enterprises
  • telecommunications, data cabling and cabling products in line with the specifications of the access network owner
  • telecommunications access network cabling and infrastructure, systems and customer equipment

Trainees will be able to assess installation requirements of converging voice, video and data IP networks, plan and perform installations and test installed equipment and fault find. It may also involve a degree of autonomy and may include limited supervision of others. The following specialisations can be achieved through selection of specific units of competency:

  • Network Engineering
  • Optical Networks
  • Radio Communications.

Telecommunications - Network Build and Operate ICT20219 Certificate II level trainees will gain a pathway entry into work on the National Broadband Network (NBN) and obtain skills and knowledge in a range of NBN industry occupations, specifically for the national rollout of high speed broadband network infrastructure.

For employment as Telecommunications Linesworker trainees must comply with safe working practices and obtain occupational skills in one of three specialist technology streams including Fibre OR Copper OR Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC).

Linesworker are operators who:

  • perform cable and infrastructure work underground, involving safe civil and construction work in site preparation, building of enclosures, installing mounting brackets and hauling of underground cables
  • perform work safely aboveground to install fibre or metallic aerial cable and infrastructure, including installation of aerial lead-in cables to customer premises and providing traffic management.

Telecommunications - Technology ICT20319 Certificate II level trainees a new entrant into the telecommunications industry who can apply a range of competencies within a varied work context from installation to operation of telecommunications equipment and products. Trainees can obtain generic skills or specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Cabling - trainees will be able to install telecommunications equipment, data cabling and cabling products on customer premises.
  • Networking - trainees will obtain specialised skills to operate limited range digital reception equipment for either a customer or an enterprise and they will perform limited fault finding on a range of digital reception equipment for both cable TV and free to air TV reception.
  • Radio Communications - trainees will obtain entry to the industry in a general area of installation of telecommunication radio communications equipment and connection of wireless base stations.
  • Rigging - trainees will obtain entry to the industry in a specialised area of installation of telecommunication equipment on high structures including radio towers or for installation and connection of wireless base stations.

Apprenticeships

Telecommunications - Digital Reception Technology - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Qualification ICT30215 Certificate III in Telecommunications Digital Reception Technology
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

Probationary period 3 months

Telecommunications - Network Build and Operate - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 25 October 2019
Qualification ICT30419 Certificate III in Telecommunications Network Build and Operate
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

Probationary period 3 months

Telecommunications - Technology - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 25 October 2019
Qualification ICT30519 Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology
Terms of apprenticeship

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

Probationary period 3 months

Traineeships

Information Technology - Cyber Security

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 17 August 2017
Updated 11 September 2020
Qualifications 22334VIC - Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security where the trainee holds
    • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

Probationary period 2 months

Information Technology - General - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 April 2015
Updated 11 September 2020
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology where the trainee holds ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology by direct entry
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology where the trainee holds ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Information Technology - Information, Digital Media and Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 3 April 2015
Updated 6 March 2019
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full-time:
  • ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Telecommunications - Engineering Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 25 October 2019
Qualification ICT41219 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

Telecommunications - Network Build and Operate - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 25 October 2019
Qualification ICT20219 Certificate II in Telecommunications Network Build and Operation
Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieve

Part-time:

Probationary period 2 months

Telecommunications - Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 25 October 2019
Qualification ICT20319 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology
Terms of traineeship

Full-time:

  • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

School based

ICT20319 Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months
Page last updated: 11 September 2020