The nationally recognised Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology from Open Colleges provides foundation computing and digital media skills.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


After learning how to use computer operating systems and hardware, you'll develop skills in the use of various software applications and gain an understanding of how to work effectively in an IT environment.

You will also explore the use of different social media tools and digital imaging techniques.

With job openings for ICT support staff expected to grow at an above-average rate (according to Job Outlook), the Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology from Open Colleges could be your pathway to an entry-level role within a small to medium sized organisation.

Potential career outcomes
  • Junior Office Support
  • Office Assistant
  • Records Assistant


Nationally Recognised

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Use computer operating systems and hardware
  • Operate application software packages
  • Participate in OHS processes
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Design basic organisational documents using computing packages
  • Work and communicate effectively in an IT environment
  • Install software applications
  • Detect and protect from spam and destructive software
  • Operate a digital media technology package
  • Capture a digital image
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Integrate commercial computing packages
  • Operate database applications

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:
  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images and audio files
  • Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos
  • Compressing image files.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Technological Requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are: All users: Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent Broadband internet connection 2GB of RAM CD-ROM or DVD drive Adobe Reader XI or equivalent Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher. Access to printer and associated software Access to scanner and associated software Digital imaging software File compression software. Windows users: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended) 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended) Mac OS users: Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended) 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended) Equipment You will need access to: A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology. Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet. Other requirements Office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner a


Get started for just A$100!

You’re completely in control – of both your learning and your finances.

  • There are no lock-in contracts, you simply pay when you want to learn.
  • You’ll pay for your learning by purchasing study blocks.
  • These are 3 month long blocks in which you can study as much (or as little) as you like.
  • After each study block, you can choose to pause your studies or stop them completely – or you can purchase another study block and continue with the course.
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Your first study block costs A$100 and each subsequent study block has a cost of A$149. The number of study blocks it takes to complete a course will vary, depending on the course content and pace that you are able to work through it.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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