(ICT40120) Certificate IV in Information Technology

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Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to become competent in a wide range of technologies including installing and administering simple networks, servers, and client desktop systems either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.

In this course, you’ll gain transferrable skills and knowledge across three specialised areas:

  • Support – develops skills in the advanced use of software applications to provide local and remote application software support, hardware support and administration.
  • Networking – install, configure and manage virtual machines, servers, and small enterprise branch networks.
  • Programming and web development – apply introductory programming techniques and build simple web pages.

Make the most of your critical thinking and problem-solving skills and take the next step in your ICT career with TasTAFE.

AQF Code
Course Duration
22 weeks
Intake Dates
February, July
Study Mode
Full time, on campus.
Course Fee
$8500 (prices include all material fees)
Required Prior Study
Certificate III in Information Technology
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Computer technician
  • Customer support
  • Information systems operator
  • PC support
  • Systems administrator
  • Technical support officer
  • Network operations technician

Course Structure

To attain ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology, a total number of 20 units must be successfully completed, 7 Core and 13 Electives:

7 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

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Assessment may include:

  • Simulated environment
  • Observation
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentations
  • Questioning

What will I need to bring?

A notebook and pen is recommended for note taking.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster, saving you valuable time and money.


ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology

Pathways to further study

(ICT50220) Diploma of Information Technology.