Certificate IV in Information Technology

National Code: ICT40118
TAFE SA Code: TP01120


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 24 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

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.
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Total Fees for the 24 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 (ICT40118)
    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. Specialisations are available in Networking, Programming, and Web-Based Technologies. 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.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Address customer needs 50
    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
    Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites 20
    Automate processes 40
    Build a small wireless local area network 20
    Build a user interface 50
    Configure a desktop environment 40
    Configure and maintain databases 50
    Confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs 10
    Create and style simple markup language documents 40
    Create scripts for networking 60
    Customise content management system 80
    Deploy software to networked computers 40
    Design a website to meet technical requirements 40
    Develop work priorities 40
    Evaluate and select a web hosting service 15
    Identify and resolve client ICT problems 40
    Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system 80
    Install and configure virtual machines 50
    Install and manage a server 40
    Install and upgrade operating systems 50
    Install, configure and test network security 50
    Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network 60
    Manage network and data integrity 40
    Operate application software packages 60
    Participate in ICT services 20
    Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages 40
    Produce server side-script for dynamic web pages 60
    Produce technical solutions from business specifications 50
    Provide first-level remote help-desk support 30
    Provide one-to-one instruction 20
    Select cloud storage solutions 40
    Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications 20
    Write script for software applications 40
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