Certificate IV in Information Technology - ICT40120


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

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 documentsdatabase maintenance: managing, cleaning, storing and verifying organisational data, and evaluating compliance with internal and external data ethics regulations and legislationgaming development: creating 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboardsnetworking: installing, configuring and testing networks and servers in organisationsprogramming: building, testing and applying basic object-oriented language skills, user interfaces and software developmentssystems administration support: implementing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applicationsweb development: designing website layouts through textual and visual content transfer, search engine optimisation and simple markup language documents.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerationsNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Ensure dynamic website security
  • Apply structured query language in relational databases
  • Build security into virtual private networks
  • Maintain website performance
  • Install backbone technologies in a local area network
  • Install, configure and test a local area network switch
  • Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
  • Write scripts for software applications
  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • Install, configure and test network security
  • Create a data warehouse
  • Apply artificial intelligence in game development
  • Produce basic client-side script
  • Model data processes
  • Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
  • Evaluate and select a web hosting service
  • Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
  • Author interactive media
  • Edit screen content for fast turnaround
  • Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
  • Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • Develop detailed technical design
  • Apply ICT service management principles
  • Use online tools for learning
  • Create 3-D characters for interactive games
  • Create technical documentation
  • Apply software development methodologies
  • Configure and troubleshoot operating system software
  • Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
  • Create responsive website layouts
  • Prepare electronic portfolios of work
  • Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
  • Develop 3-D components for interactive games
  • Create and style simple markup language documents
  • Deploy software to networked computers
  • Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • Apply query language in relational databases
  • Configure desktop environments
  • Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products
  • Develop story and content in digital games
  • Perform basic vision and sound editing
  • Maintain website information standards
  • Develop work priorities
  • Respond to cyber security incidents
  • Create a markup language document
  • Support small scale ICT projects
  • Build basic website using development software and ICT tools
  • Use version control systems in development environments
  • Select cloud storage solutions
  • Install and test power saving hardware
  • Evaluate organisational compliance with data ethics legislation
  • Prepare software development review
  • Build small wireless local area networks
  • Identify and implement industry standard virtualisation technologies
  • Analyse ICT system capacity and implement enhancements
  • Perform basic sound editing
  • Determine database requirements
  • Create storyboards
  • Monitor physical database implementation
  • Use pre-existing components
  • Produce and edit digital images
  • Design interactive media
  • Install and configure virtual machines
  • Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
  • Create audio for digital games
  • Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
  • Use simple modelling for animation
  • Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • Install and configure client-server applications and services
  • Support ICT system software
  • Action change requests and present updated ICT system to clients
  • Provide first-level remote help desk support
  • Connect and configure devices and hardware components
  • Produce interactive games
  • Produce interactive web animation
  • Implement search engine optimisations
  • Evaluate ICT system status
  • Design website layouts
  • Produce interactive animations
  • Monitor and administer security of ICT systems
  • Develop data-driven applications
  • Clean and verify data
  • Identify and use applications for a distributed ledger
  • Work effectively in agile environments
  • Automate processes
  • Transfer content to websites
  • Develop service level agreements
  • Create visual design components in interactive games
  • Implement content management systems
  • Protect devices from spam and destructive software
  • Fault find and troubleshoot ICT equipment, hardware and software problems
  • Prepare and complete image rendering processes
  • Plan and implement information security strategies for an organisation
  • Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
  • Prepare audio assets
  • Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
  • Design and create 3-D digital models
  • Build a database
  • Contribute to cyber security risk management
  • Address cyber security requirements
  • Build an enterprise wireless network
  • Create design documents for interactive games
  • Identify and apply games design and game play principles
  • Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
  • Develop cyber security incident response plans
  • Analyse software requirements
  • Protect and secure information assets
  • Configure cloud services
  • Use 3-D software interface and toolsets
  • Create visual design components for digital media
  • Apply mathematical techniques for software development
  • Confirm accessibility of websites
  • Create website testing procedures
  • Develop mobile applications
  • Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • Apply skills in object-oriented design
  • Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software
  • Design, install and configure an internetwork
  • Test software developments
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
  • Create digital visual effects
  • Install thin client applications for power over ethernet
  • Build a user interface
  • Complete database backup and restore
  • Monitor and administer databases
  • Configure and maintain databases
  • Use web authoring tools
  • Confirm website access and useability
  • Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports
  • Update ICT client support procedures and assist with policy development
  • Use extensible markup language
  • Repair operating systems boot up procedures
  • Install and test power management software
  • Resolve system faults on a live system
  • Conduct post-implementation ICT system reviews
  • Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
  • Create scripts for networking
  • Model data objects
  • Install and manage servers
  • Implement maintenance procedures
  • Apply introductory programming techniques
  • Integrate social web technologies
  • Develop client user interfaces
  • Confirm website content meets technical protocols and standards
  • Select, configure and deploy software and hardware testing tools
  • Manage network and data integrity
  • Support operating system users and troubleshoot applications
  • Create basic relational databases
  • Confirm basic website security
  • Install and test a radio frequency identification system
  • Hand over ICT system components to clients
  • Install hardware to networks
  • Design and implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
  • Install, configure and test a router
  • Run vulnerability assessments for an organisation
  • Provide one-to-one instructions
  • Maintain open-source code programs
  • Shoot material for screen productions
  • Identify and resolve common database performance problems
  • Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • Optimise ICT system performance
  • Create network documentation
  • Write narrative scripts for interactive games
  • Build graphical user interfaces

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Meadowbank Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
St Leonards Campus No
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Wollongong West Campus No
  • Full-time : 17 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Ultimo College, Main Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Indicative costs of learning resources $250.

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