Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for individuals to safely perform foundation digital literacy tasks using a personal computer and a range of software applications and digital devices.

Job roles

This qualification provides foundation digital literacy skills to support a wide range of varying industry occupations.


Total number of units = 6

4 core units plus

2 elective units

The elective units consist of:

up to 2 from the elective units listed below

up to 1 from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate I or II level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units

add topic ICAICT101A Operate a personal computer

add topic ICAICT102A Operate word-processing applications

add topic ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

add topic ICAICT104A Use digital devices

Elective units

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBCMM101A Apply basic communication skills

add topic ICAICT105A Operate spreadsheet applications

add topic ICAICT106A Operate presentation packages

add topic ICAICT107A Use personal productivity tools

add topic ICAICT108A Use digital literacy skills to access the internet


    Pathways into the qualification

    This is an entry level qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    ICA20111 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or a range of other qualifications.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


communicating with peers and supervisors

reading and interpreting basic workplace documents


submitting draft work to appropriate people for approval or feedback

following peer and supervisor advice and instructions


using user manuals and help functions to solve problems when using computer applications and digital devices

Initiative and enterprise

customising basic computer settings and digital devices to meet special needs

Planning and organising

organising digital files

planning the format of documents and tables


adjusting the display of internet browsers to suit personal occupational health and safety requirements

observing and applying internet protocols


seeking assistance from people when using a personal computer and digital devices


using digital devices, including personal computers and applications