ICT40315 – Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

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Course Overview

  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Combining creative and technical aspects of web design and development
  • Develop transferable skills for your future

Tasmania is experiencing growth in the technology industries. ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide students with highly sought after creative, design and technical skills with building, developing and monitoring websites.

Combining the creative and technical aspects of web design and development, this course will provide graduates with a broad skillset, equipping students for a number of different careers including website assistant, digital media assistant, junior digital/web designer, website administrator and junior developer, and front end design.

There are ten Modules in the ICT40315 Certificate IV Web-based Technologies. Students learn HTML; the code that drives the web, the principles of User Interface Design, Hosting, Designing Complex Layouts, WordPress Content Management Systems, How to make a website accessible for people with special needs, the fundamentals of javascript, Introduction into Databases, Workplace safety and ethics in the ICT industry and creating digital motion effects.

There are 22 units to make up this course that have been selected in consultation with industry to reflect their needs and to ensure that graduates are prepared with the skills that employers are looking for. The skill-base you will develop in this course has been designed to be diverse enough to enable graduates to be adaptive to varying job roles in the web design industry give the best possible employability outcomes for our students.

Areas of study include:

  • User experience (UX) designer
  • User interface (UI) designer
  • Web design and development
  • App design and development
  • Animation / Visual Effects
  • Environmentally sustainable practices
  • Work Health and Safety

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

AQF Code
Course Duration
43 weeks
Intake Dates
Study Mode
Full time, on-campus
Course Fee
$12,000 (prices include all material fees)
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:

  • Website Administrator
  • Assistant Webmaster
  • Website Designer
  • Animation / Visual Effects Designer

Course Structure

ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies comprises 22 units, packaged as 8 core (mandatory) units and 14 elective units.  All units must be successfully completed to gain the qualification.

8 Core Units
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTWEB401 Design a website to meet technical requirements
ICTWEB402 Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs
ICTWEB403 Evaluate and select a web hosting service
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification
ICTWEB424 Evaluate and select a web hosting service (core)

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.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Role play scenarios
  • Projects published to our development server
  • Written research tasks
  • Client-driven projects
  • Presentations to client/colleagues
  • Screen recording / capture demonstrations
  • Project documentation/ correspondence with client

What will I need to bring?

TasTAFE supplies the Adobe CC Suite, Internet access and hardware for learning and assessment to on-campus students. Online students are expected to supply their own Adobe CC Suite (education version) as well as their own computer/ Internet. Adobe CC Suite Education recommended retail is $28.59/month (as of Nov. 2018).

In addition, students are expected to have:

  • A 4G smart mobile device for testing / prototyping
  • Back up storage (memory stick or portable HD)
  • Notepad / journal and pens/pencils
  • Access to fast Internet with minimum 4GB/ month

Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

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.


ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies