Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

National Code: ICT40415
TAFE SA Code: TP00740


This course will equip you with the skills to design, plan, administer and manage IT networks from home and small offices to enterprise-wide network infrastructure. This course provides a high-level IT technical base with the ability to specialise in Microsoft and Linux server operating systems, voice, wireless (Aruba), network infrastructure (Cisco CCNA, Cisco Security), virtualisation technologies (VMware, Hyper V) and sustainability.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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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
$1,538 - $1,681
$3,075 - $3,362
$1,031 - $1,128
$2,063 - $2,255

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
$2,906 - $3,178
$5,813 - $6,355

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 IV Information 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 systems administrator, IT security, IT support technician.

    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 Networking (ICT40415)
    This qualification provides skills in workplace safety, copyright, ethics, privacy, managing a server, configuring virtual machines, managing network and data integrity, troubleshooting and testing an internet protocol network. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 9 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
    Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT 50
    Install and manage a server 40
    Install, configure and test an internet protocol network 50
    Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network 60
    Manage network and data integrity 40
    Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Build a small wireless local area network 20
    Configure a desktop environment 40
    Configure and maintain databases 50
    Create scripts for networking 60
    Deploy software to networked computers 40
    Install and configure client-server applications and services 40
    Install and upgrade operating systems 50
    Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults 40
    Participate in ICT services 20
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