TasTAFE IT students will again have the opportunity to gain work experience at one of Australia’s leading IT solutions companies as part of Certificate IV courses starting soon.
A 14- week work placement at DXC Technology’s Customer Support Centre of Excellence in Hobart is a key component of TasTAFE’s Hobart-based Certificate IV in Information Technology Support; Cert IV in Computer Systems Technology and Cert IV in Information Technology Networking qualifications.
Applications for the current intake of Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking have now closed, but places are still available in the other two courses.
The work placement allows participants to gain real-world experience in a workplace and learn both customer focus skills and technical skills. Many students have gone on to gain employment with DXC Technology at the completion of their course.
The work placements were made possible through a partnership between TasTAFE and DXC Technology.
In 2016 the organisations worked together to jointly develop an innovative TasTAFE training course – the Certificate IV in IT Support – designed specifically to suit an IT outsourcing environment. The partnership has since been expanded to include other TasTAFE Certificate IV IT courses.
The program provides students with direct work experience so they are work-ready upon completing the program. Students get first-hand, real-world experience working in an IT outsourcing service desk for a large global company.
Dean Jarvis (pictured) who undertook the Certificate IV in IT support in 2016 said he would personally recommend the course to people thinking of a career in IT.
“This course is 100 per cent customer focussed and it’s great to have the opportunity to work in DXC’s Service Desk Centre of Excellence.”
TasTAFE is now taking applications for the Certificate IV in IT Support and Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology based at our Campbell Street Campus. For more information or to discuss starting one of these courses phone: 6165 5886 or visit https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/courses/industry/business-and-ict/
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