Computer Servicing I

Become a computer technician. Learn to repair and service computers including laptops. This course suits the beginner with limited understanding of the inside of a computer.

Course CodeVIT203
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

It's Easy to Enrol

Select a Learning Method

I am studying from...

Enable Javascript to automatically update prices.

All prices in Australian Dollars.

Click on Enrol Now to See Our Payment Plans Available. No Obligation.

Courses can be started at any time from anywhere in the world!


Learn how to solve simple computer problems. Understand how a computer works. Lay the foundation to work in I.T. Support or train as a computer technician.

A comment from one of our Computer Servicing I students:
"Very good course. Look forward to the next one"    I. McKenzie

Computer technicians are in high demand. With an increasing number of computers used in both the home and workplace, there is a significant and ever growing demand for people to install, maintain and repair both hardware and software. While many computer courses teach programming, surprisingly few provide the type of training needed to be a competent and effective computer technician.

This course provides an introduction to servicing computers. It develops a broad and general understanding of repair and maintenance procedures that can be used at work or home, and in doing so provides a good starting point for anyone seeking a career in computer servicing.

Is this course right for me?
This course is for you if you are looking to work as an IT technician or an IT support specialist or just want to know how to fix your own computer if it has some problems.
More advanced courses
Computer Servicing II - diagnostics & maintenance
Computer Servicing III - software & hardware repair including laptops

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. The computer workshop
    • Tools (a basic tool kit, more advanced requirements), soldering, workshop layout, workshop management, customer relations, etc.
  2. Computer and workshop safety
    • Understanding electricity, workshop safety procedures, staff safety, avoiding computer damage, circuits, measuring electricity-current, voltage, resistance, ohm's law, etc.
  3. System components
    • Identifying different hardware components (eg. CPU, ZIF socket, Motherboard, I/O card, Parallel and Serial ports, IDE drive, CMOS, etc).
  4. Different Systems & Basic Disassembly
    • Identifying and removing specific parts from a computer, distinguishing between different types of PC, disassembly procedure.
  5. Peripherals
    • How to assemble peripherals (eg. mouse, printer, modem) for a computer system
  6. System Assembly
    • Procedure for assembly/installation of main components.
  7. Installation of software
    • Installing different software programs in computers, in accordance with manuals.
  8. Computer Maintenance
    • An introduction - preventative and routine maintenance procedures.
  9. Troubleshooting
    • An introduction - determining an error, hard disk problems, viruses, motherboard battery, bugs, other common errors and their remedies, when to call a specialist.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • To establish a computer repair workshop
  • Develop safety guidelines for the use of computer equipment, both for the technician in the workshop and for the operator/client
  • Identify different hardware components of a computer system
  • Identify and remove specific parts from a computer; and to distinguish between different types of personal computers
  • Assemble peripherals for a computer system
  • Assemble a computer system. Install different software programs into computer systems, in accordance with manuals
  • Recommend significant maintenance requirements for a Personal Computer
  • Determine the cause of common problems which occur with computer systems

Need assistance?

Start Now!


Dr. Sherif Sakr

Research Scientist and University Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering. Sherif has a PhD in Computer Science, MSc, BSc.
Josiane Joubran

CSC consultant with IBM, Software QA Engineer, Course Writer and Tutor. Josiane is an I.T professional with extensive experience with computer hardware and engineering in Lebanon and Australia. Josiane has a B.Eng., Grad.Dip.I.T., Master Info.Tech., MCP,
Sarah Jury

Over 15 years working in small business, I.T., education and science. Sarah has a PGCE(Post Compulsory Education), BSc(Hons) (Genetics), DipComp(Open), CertWebApps(Open). She has designed and created several Web sites for different organisations.