Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

National Code: ICT40315
TAFE SA Code: TP00739


This course will equip you with skills to design, develop, build and/or manage websites. You will be introduced to new and emerging web technologies including HTML5, online interactive design and development, animation, web programming in JavaScript, PHP/MySQL and ASP.Net, responsive web design for developing mobile-based websites for iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows mobile devices, and Web 2 Tools.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • 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
$1,497 - $1,589
$2,993 - $3,178
$1,004 - $1,066
$2,008 - $2,131

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
$2,829 - $3,003
$5,658 - $6,006

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.
  • 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 web developer or technical writer, webmaster assistant, website coordinator, website or web support administrator, assistant web designer.

    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 Web-Based Technologies (ICT40315)
    This qualification covers workplace safety, copyright, ethics and privacy, technical requirements, accessibility, evaluating and selecting web hosting and markup language documentation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 14 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
    Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs 10
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
    Create a markup language document to specification 20
    Design a website to meet technical requirements 40
    Determine and confirm client business requirements 40
    Evaluate and select a web hosting service 15
    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30
    Transfer content to a website using commercial packages 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse information and assign meta tags 20
    Apply introductory programming techniques 40
    Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data 60
    Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites 20
    Author interactive media 50
    Automate processes 40
    Create basic databases 40
    Create storyboards 40
    Design simple web page layouts 50
    Develop cascading style sheets 20
    Ensure website access and useability 15
    Optimise search engines 50
    Produce and edit digital images 40
    Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages 40
    Produce interactive animation 60
    Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages 60
    Review and maintain a website 50
    Support small scale ICT projects 60
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