Certificate IV in Information Technology

Course Overview

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
CRICOS Course Code:103243B

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • database development: interpreting specifications, technical designs and flow charts, modifying software applications, constructing technical specifications from models and testing, and writing technical documents
  • database maintenance: managing, cleaning, storing and verifying organisational data, and evaluating compliance with internal and external data ethics regulations and legislation
  • gaming development: creating 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
  • networking: installing, configuring and testing networks and servers in organisations
  • programming: building, testing and applying basic object-oriented language skills, user interfaces and software developments
  • systems administration support: implementing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
  • Web development: designing website layouts through textual and visual content transfer, search engine optimisation and simple markup language documents.

All Students MUST

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Have completed NSW Higher School Certificate (Year 11) or equivalent

International Students MUST

  • Have an English ability at the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) level 5.0 or equivalent.

After achieving the ICT40120 Certificate IV Information Technology, candidates may undertake the ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

This Course is delivered over a period of 52 weeks. Students are required to attend full time study of 20 hours per week consisting of 15 hours face-to-face classroom based tuition and 5 hours of on-line learning.

  • Computer technician
  • Customer support
  • Customer support professional
  • Information systems operator
  • Network operations technician
  • PC support
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems Support
  • Technical support
  • User support technician

Course Structure

7 Compulsory Modules


Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
Contribute to cyber security risk management
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
Apply introductory programming techniques
Identify and resolve client ICT problems

13 Elective Modules


Automate processes
Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
Apply skills in object-oriented design
Prepare software development review
Apply software development methodologies
Create technical documentation
Provide one-to-one instruction
Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
 Produce basic client-side script
Create responsive website layouts
Build basic website using development software and ICT tools
Create a markup language document
Support small scale ICT projects

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