Certificate IV in Information Technology - ICT40118


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and practices in different organisational contexts.Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, testing, systems analysis and design, database development, programming and web development support.Licensing/Regulatory InformationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Ensure dynamic website security
  • Build security into virtual private networks
  • Ensure basic website security
  • Apply skills in object-oriented design
  • Install and manage a server
  • Write scripts for interactive games
  • Manage the testing process
  • Install, configure and test network security
  • Create a data warehouse
  • Support small scale ICT projects
  • Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
  • Evaluate and select a web hosting service
  • Implement maintenance procedures
  • Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
  • Author interactive media
  • Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards
  • Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
  • Acquire ICT system components
  • Create 3D digital animations
  • Use 3-D animation interface and toolsets
  • Create audio for digital games
  • Contribute to the development of strategic plans
  • Create and style simple markup language documents
  • Ensure website access and useability
  • Configure a desktop environment
  • Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • Design and create 3-D digital models
  • Build a user interface
  • Write story and content for digital games
  • Build a small wireless local area network
  • Manage resolution of system faults on a live system
  • Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications
  • Design interactive media
  • Develop guidelines for uploading information to a website
  • Apply software development methodologies
  • Conduct post-implementation ICT system reviews
  • Develop mobile applications
  • Produce interactive animation
  • Assist with policy development for client support procedures
  • Action change requests
  • Create technical documentation
  • Undertake ICT system capacity planning
  • Relate to clients on a business level
  • Select cloud storage solutions
  • Coordinate and maintain ICT work teams
  • Use online learning tools
  • Prepare and complete image rendering processes
  • Manage network and data integrity
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Perform systems tests
  • Create network documentation
  • Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs
  • Determine database requirements
  • Create storyboards
  • Identify and use current virtualisation technologies
  • Monitor physical database implementation
  • Develop simple environments for 3-D games
  • Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports
  • Configure and maintain databases
  • Install and configure virtual machines
  • Monitor and administer security of an ICT system
  • Manage a software component re-use library
  • Maintain website information standards
  • Build an enterprise wireless network
  • Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
  • Integrate social web technologies
  • Link an RFID system to a database
  • Create visual design components for interactive games
  • Develop client user interface
  • Produce an interactive game
  • Use regular expressions in programming languages
  • Locate, diagnose and rectify faults
  • Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
  • Conduct pre-installation audit for software installation
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Maintain website performance
  • Use a library or pre-existing components
  • Create 2D digital animations
  • Create basic databases
  • Create scripts for networking
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • Create website testing procedures
  • Perform integration tests
  • Apply mathematical techniques for software development
  • Provide first-level remote help desk support
  • Install and configure client-server applications and services
  • Implement backbone technologies in a local area network
  • Identify and apply principles of games design and game playing
  • Create visual design components for digital media
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Build a database
  • Address cyber security requirements
  • Implement configuration management strategies
  • Use development software and ICT tools to build a basic website
  • Apply query language
  • Develop and present feasibility reports
  • Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data
  • Produce and edit digital images
  • Complete data transition in data migration process
  • Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
  • Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
  • Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
  • Test applications
  • Build a database to support a computer game
  • Support different operating systems
  • Create design documents for interactive games
  • Develop detailed technical design
  • Install hardware to a network
  • Prepare software development review
  • Apply introductory programming skills in another language
  • Create 3-D characters for interactive games
  • Use XML effectively
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
  • Create digital visual effects
  • Apply digital effects to interactive products
  • Create a markup language document to specification
  • Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
  • Design a website to meet technical requirements
  • Complete database backup and restore
  • Review site environmental factors prior to ICT system implementation
  • Deploy software to networked computers
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Develop data-driven applications
  • Evaluate system status
  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • Automate processes
  • Support system software
  • Select and employ software and hardware testing tools
  • Develop detailed test plans
  • Build a graphical user interface
  • Perform stress and load tests on integrated platforms
  • Develop 3-D components for interactive games
  • Write script for software applications
  • Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
  • Maintain open-source code programs
  • Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
  • Provide one-to-one instruction
  • Determine project specifications and secure client agreement
  • Create a common gateway interface script
  • Optimise ICT system performance
  • Optimise search engines
  • Design simple web page layouts
  • Develop and conduct client acceptance test
  • Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet organisational needs
  • Produce interactive web animation
  • Manage risks involving ICT systems and technology
  • Customise content management system
  • Analyse software requirements
  • Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
  • Work effectively in the digital media industry

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Armidale Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Bathurst College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Blue Mountains College, Wentworth Falls Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Broken Hill College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Inverell Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Miller College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Mount Druitt College No
  • Full-time : 17 weeks
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
Northern Beaches Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) Domestic: $8,070
International: $8,070
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months
Richmond College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
St Leonards Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Sutherland College, Gymea Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Tamworth Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 36 weeks
  • Flexible Delivery : 36 weeks
Western Connect No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Blue Mountains College, Wentworth Falls Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Stationery items: USB, pen and note-book to bring to classes (total value approximately $20)

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:You are required to provide your own writing materials such as folder (for handouts or notes), calculate, notebook, pens and pencil and USB for storage of learning resources provided via the online Moodle and also work completed by you in class.

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