investing in indexes - question

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    This is probably a very simple question, but how can i buy/invest in an index.

    i.e. let's say I assumed that the ASX' XIJ (Information Technology Index was about to move (either down or up) and wanted to invest in it, and I have a simple COMSEC trading account. Can this be done, or do i need to go through a fund?

    Should i perhaps be buying put/call options on the index instead?

    Thanks in advance

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