Integrated Technologies VET Student receives Premier’s VCE Award

Premier’s VCE Award

Xavier Cohen, a student undertaking a 22586VIC Certificate II in Integrated Technologies at NCAT has recently won a prestigious Premier’s VCE Award for his studies after achieving a study score of 48 and the highest in the state. This is the second time an NCAT student enrolled in 22586VIC Certificate II in Integrated Technologies has received the Premier’s VCE award after Joshua Redolfi previously won in 2017. In total we have had 12 students achieve a study score of 40 or higher since we started the VET qualification. 

Top Designs 2022

Xavier, as well as Natasha Murthy, another student enrolled in VCE VET Integrated Technologies also had their projects displayed in this year’s Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.

NCAT celebrates their success and encourages students with an interest in electronics, computer networking, robotics and automation industries to consider enrolling in our 22586VIC Certificate II in Integrated Technologies.

Komatsu Australia visits NCAT

Tim Roberts, Technology Solutions Trainer at Komatsu Australia recently visited NCAT to speak to our Integrated Technologies students about intelligent machine control and automation. Our students learnt about how large earthmoving equipment can now be controlled in the lounge room of your home using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets and hand controllers.

Tim also spoke about careers, industry and training pathways and was impressed with what our students were learning and saw first-hand the progress they’d made on their own automation projects. NCAT and Komatsu have now formed a partnership around the delivery of the Integrated Technologies qualification and this reinforces how closely NCAT works with industry partners to deliver industry relevant training that maxamizes students employability skills.


Integrated Technologies

Integrated Technology is linked directly to electronics. Learn basic electrical and electronics theory. Understand robotics concepts and create projects. Undertake computer and wireless networking and telecommunications cabling.

Early career starts are available for VCE and VCE VM students seeking a career in integrated technology. Students can include a VET Certificate II in Integrated Technology within a VCE or VCE VM syllabus.

The integrated technology trade is in high demand. Recent years have seen an increase in industry demand for employees skilled across the electrical, data communications, and engineering fields. It provides skills and knowledge in Digital Broadband, IT security systems, Cabling, Information & Communications Technology, and Telecommunications.

Integrated Technologies enables you to:


Learn computer networking theory and practical tasks.


Learning coding, automation and robotics (Arduino, C++, VEX).


Use CAD, programming of microcontrollers, robotics, 3D printing and process automation to develop products from conceptualisation to working prototypes.


Develop an understanding in solar powered energy systems.

The College consults with industry and government reference groups to ensure our curriculum remains consistent with emerging trends. A practical project-based curriculum simulates real world scenarios for hands-on student learning. Purpose built facilities demonstrate sustainable practices furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.

TestimonialsXavier (Integrated Technology Student)

“I came to NCAT specifically because they offered integrated technology. We work on a single project for many weeks at a time, for example, we have to make a board that can charge a battery from a solar panel and then we do theory on that such as electricity and renewable energy to back up those practical applications.”

TestimonialsXavier (Integrated Technology Student)

“During our first year we do a lot of networking and we get part of the CCNA CISCO Certificate which can be a good starting point to get a job directly after school.”

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Course Structure

The 22527VIC Certificate II in Integrated Technologies covers the knowledge and skills to increase job prospects in the Electrotechnology, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Industries. It is an introduction to the electrotechnology, computer networking, automation and advanced manufacturing industries. Students engage with multiple technologies and emerging techniques in the field of 3D printing, CAD, coding, automation and robotics.

Activities & Tasks

The NCAT Integrated Technology program covers theoretical and practical training linked directly to the work of the Integrated Technology industries and includes: computer networking theory and practical tasks; coding, automation and robotics (Arduino, C++, VEX); use of CAD, programming of microcontrollers, robotics, 3D printing and process automation to develop products from conceptualisation to working prototypes and solar powered energy systems.


Practical project based tasks and design briefs are assessed by observation and questioning, and theory tests and written assessments using set criteria. Students are given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competency.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

It is recommended participants have a minimum sound achievement of Year 10 Maths and English or equivalent and an aptitude for practical work. If you have any individual needs, please contact the college.