First Nations Digital Careers Program

Upstart Your Career

The First Nations Digital Career Program offers an entry-level insight into the ICT sector. The Bootcamp consists of 3 Microsoft Office Certifications and 6 Units of the nationally recognised qualification of ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology.

It combines an intensive yet practical Program tech training model involving individual mentoring, deep industry engagement, and agile learning. 

At the completion of this Program, successful graduates will have the best possible combination of practical Microsoft Digital skills, communication skills and other job readiness skills that employers desire.

Tech Education Designed for Community

Program Commencing June 2022.

Queensland Government and Microsoft are introducing the First Nations digital traineeship program

Designed for First Nations people, this program empowers students to cross  the digital divide and become job ready in 12- weeks.
Along with technical learning the program also offers community-focused cultural learning and yarning circles. The education is mixed with fun and knowledge sharing activities and provide an insight into the ICT sector.

Course Highlights

Bootcamp Education

12 week intensive course

Bootcamp style education is practical, hands on project-based and is proven to maximise learning outcomes

Industry Certification

This course offers the opportunity to earn 3 Microsoft Industry Certifications

Nationally Recognised Training

6 Nationally Recognised Units Of Competency

Education Designed to Foster Employment Opportunities

Goanna Education is committed to supporting students fulfill their career ambitions. We offer career pathway support in connecting you with possible future employers in the IT sector. Upon successful completion of this Bootcamp, graduates will have the following employment prospects*:

  • Help Desk Support
  • Office Juniors
  • Administration Support
  • Personal Assistant
  • Front Desk/ Receptionist

*employment outcomes are not guaranteed


Educational Pathways


After completing the First Nations Digital Careers Program, successful graduates can also continue their educational journey through the following pathways:

  • Completion of the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology
    (with 50% of the qualification already attained in the Bootcamp)
  • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

Industry Qualifications

Offering students the opportunity to study units that may contribute to a nationally recognised qualifications as well as industry recognised certifications upon successful completion of the program. Students have the opportunity to obtain; 

MO-100: Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019)
MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019)
MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019)

The Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019) certification.

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Course Details

Qualification code


Qualification name

Certificate III in Information Technology

Delivery mode/learning

The delivery mode is by live, online, trainer facilitated virtual classroom learning.

RTO Code


The program covers 6 Nationally Recognised Units of Competency and Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019) certification. Check the Program Overview for more details

This Program is an intensive Bootcamp of 12 weeks full-time study

A comfortable workstation including an ergonomic desk and chair is required. There are minimal information technology requirements to optimally access the online learning system and resources:

  • A modern computer/laptop
    • RAM: Minimum: 4 GB; Recommended: 8 GB
    • Processor: Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.6 GHz; Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Hard disk: Minimum: 50 GB+
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Internet access (Broadband or higher)
  • A modern Web Browser (e.g. latest version of Google Chrome, etc).
  • Microsoft Windows 10 equivalent or higher
  • Minimum student software requirements are:
    • Microsoft Word 2010 or higher
    • Microsoft Project 2010 or higher
    • Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher
    • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 or higher
    • Some modules may have additional software requirements
  • Any PDF reader

Goanna Education requires candidates to meet some entry requirements prior to enrolment to ensure that candidates have the required skills and knowledge to successfully complete the qualification at this level.

Candidates must:

  • Preferably be 24 years old and above at the time of enrolment*
  • Be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents who are not classified as overseas students as defined in Section 5 of the ESOS Act.

Fees for this program will be spread across the terms of the program.

The fees for the Certificate III in Information Technology is $3850

A tailored schedule of fees with the term commencement dates will be provided with student enrolment details.

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