Certificate IV of Information Technology

Codes - ICT40120 | CRICOS 108592G

Duration - 52 Weeks

Location - Sydney


The ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology focuses on the knowledge and skills required of communication and information technology specialists who are responsible for; advanced data management information, cyber security, full stack web development, further programming, IT strategy and organisational development, systems development and analysis, telecommunications network engineering.  

If you are passional about information and communication technology, join us today! You will be trained and fully supported by our highly qualified and experienced trainers. 

Course description 

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. 

Employment Pathways 

Relevant job titles include 

  • Database Developer and Maintenance Support 
  • Gaming Developer 
  • Networking Support Administrator 
  • Programmer 
  • Systems Administration Support 
  • Web Developer 

Entry Requirements 

Academic Requirements 

Entry to this course requires: 

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR 
  • Successful completion of an AQF recognised Certificate III in Information Technology, Digital Media and Technology or other relevant qualification, OR 
  • Relevant work experience in a related field 

English Requirements 

Applications from non-English speaking backgrounds only: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall or equivalent 

Please refer to RIC’s Student Suitability and Enrolment Process for full information

Course Structure 

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 
  • ICTICT429 Determine and confirm client business requirements 
  • ICTDBS416 Create basic relational databases 
  • ICTWEB451 Apply structured query language in relational databases 
  • ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script 
  • ICTICT444 Develop client user interface 
  • ICTWEB450 Evaluate and select a web hosting service 
  • ICTWEB452 Create a markup language document 
  • ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents 
  • ICTWEB432 Design website layout 
  • ICTWEB434 Transfer content to websites 
  • ICTWEB433 Confirm accessibility of websites 
  • ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines 
  • ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers 

Course Duration 

  • 52 Weeks total duration 
  • 40 weeks (4 terms) classroom delivery 

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