QUALIFICATION

Certificate IV Program in Information Technology (Programming)



TAFE SA Code: CP00263

Incorporating: Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40118)

Description

This course provides you with the basic skills and knowledge in programming and software development. You will create software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs. The course has a focus on using C#.NET, PHP/MySQL, Java and Python coding.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled




Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,681 - $1,968
$3,362 - $3,936
Concession
$1,128 - $1,320
$2,255 - $2,640

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$3,178 - $3,720
$6,355 - $7,440

This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • Students at TAFE SA campuses other than Adelaide City Campus will be able to complete competencies in common between this qualification strategy and the Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40118) Programming strategy by attending classes at their local campus but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete this qualification.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • This course has more than one intake each Semester and you will commence at the next available intake.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include assistant applications programmer, assistant software developer, assistant web application programmer, assistant web developer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate IV Program in Information Technology (Programming)
    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. The focus of the course is on programming. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 15 elective units.

    Qualification/Certification

    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate IV in Information Technology TP01120 ICT40118

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Address cyber security requirements 80
    Contribute to copyright ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
    Determine and confirm client business requirements 40
    Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices 60
    Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply intermediate programming skills in another language 80
    Apply introductory object-oriented language skills 60
    Apply introductory programming skills in another language 60
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Apply query language 60
    Apply skills in object-oriented design 40
    Automate processes 40
    Build a user interface 50
    Configure a desktop environment 40
    Create and style simple markup language documents 40
    Customise content management system 80
    Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network 60
    Operate application software packages 60
    Participate in ICT services 20
    Produce server side-script for dynamic web pages 60
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