ICT40120: Certificate IV in Information Technology


The ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology is a nationally recognised qualification that provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support.

Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

Nationally Recognised Training

Course Code:
CRICOS Code: 104771C
Pre-requisites: Nil
Duration: 52 weeks, including 45 study weeks and 7 weeks of holidays
Intakes: Monthly
Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face
Tuition Fee: AU$12,000
Enrolment and Course Material Fee: AU$500
Location: 53-55 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Course Structure – Units

To achieve this qualification, the learner must demonstrate competency in 20 units of competency. 

The qualification comprises of:

  • Core units = 7
  • Elective units = 13

Core Units
BSBCRT404 Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management
ICTICT426 Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTSAS432 Identify and resolve client ICT problems

Elective Units
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTICT425 Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
ICTICT429 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT433 Build graphical user interfaces
ICTICT518 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements
ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
ICTPMG411 Support small scale ICT project
ICTPRG436 Develop mobile applications
ICTSAD402 Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script
ICTWEB452 Create a mark-up language document

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.

Pre-Training Review

  • Participate in a pre-training review interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs. This will also include an LLN Assessment and computer skills assessment. Students must achieve ACSF Level 3 for each domain for their LLN assessment.

English Language

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  • IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
    • completed at least 6 months of a Certificate III level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • successful completion of an English Placement Test.

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Education Pathways

After attaining the Certificate IV in Information Technology, learners may undertake the following pathways:

  • ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
  • ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Career Pathways

After the successful completion of this qualification, there are several career pathways, which includes but not limited to:

  • IT Technician
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Network Support Technician


Orientation event is held before the start of the term. The students will be provided information their course, the requirements of attendance and assessment submissions, and the support services available.

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