ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

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
ICTICT433 Build graphical user interfaces
ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
ICTWEB452 Create a markup language document
ICTCYS407 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTICT425 Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and antidiscrimination practices in an ICT workplace
ICTICT429 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTNWK425 Build small wireless local area networks
ICTPMG411 Support small scale ICT projects
ICTPRG436 Develop mobile applications
ICTSAD402 Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
ICTWEB441 Produce basic clientside script
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

Age and Academic
  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Australian 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. 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 (Academic)* score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent (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: other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL are accepted, if they are equivalent.

Resource Requirements
We provide access to computers with required resources during classroom hours, however to work on assignments and self-study, students are expected to have access to a laptop or computer running Windows 10 or or higher with Microsoft Office applications.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Course related work, prior study and/or experience relevant to this course may entitle you to subject credits or recognition.

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

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.


To increase job readiness this qualification includes official certification exams for the following IT certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals (MS-900)
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