Certificate IV in Information Technology

National Code: ICT40115
TAFE SA Code: TP00737


Gain a wide range of general Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge. The general stream provides specialisation in information technology activities across a range of digital media technologies. It builds on the knowledge and will equip you with the expertise to manage the IT requirements of any small business.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

ICT Database Administrator ICT Database Administrator,  ICT Support TechniciansICT Support Technicians

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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
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
$1,681 - $1,968
$3,362 - $3,936
$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

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

    • Students will be able to complete subjects in common with the Cert III Information, Digital Media and Technology by attending classes at campuses other than Adelaide but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete this qualification.
    • Specialisations in Networking, Programming, Web-Based Technologies and Digital Media may be available.
  • 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

    This program provides a range of skills required for employment in the ICT, and digital media industry including skills in information technology hardware, networking using CISCO and Microsoft technologies and virtual machines. Possible job roles include IT support technician, database and systems administrator, IT security.

    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.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115)
    This course covers skills in workplace safety, communication, copyright, ethics, privacy and client requirements. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 15 elective units.

    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.

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

    * 2017 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

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
    Determine and confirm client business requirements 40
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30
    Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply introductory object-oriented language skills 60
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Apply query language 60
    Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites 20
    Automate processes 40
    Build a small wireless local area network 20
    Create a markup language document to specification 20
    Develop cascading style sheets 20
    Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT 50
    Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network 50
    Install, configure and test a router 60
    Install, configure and test an internet protocol network 50
    Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network 60
    Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults 40
    Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages 40
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