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ICT40120

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Enhance your career in information technology with this mid-level course. Develop skills to work across a variety of technician, support and specialist roles.

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NEXT INTAKE Traineeship: South Bank Starts anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

Course overview

Enhance your career in information technology with this mid-level course. Develop skills to work across a variety of technician, support and specialist roles.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future job growth predicted for IT professionals. This large occupation is expected to create around 17,000 job openings over the next five years.

In this course you will learn a wide range of basic networking, ICT support, testing and systems analysis skills. You will also develop knowledge in design, data base development, programming and web development support. Our highly experienced team of industry leaders will give you the one-on-one guidance to succeed in your studies and beyond.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a computer technician, help desk specialist or network technician.

What can I do?

  • Computer Technician
  • Customer Support Officer
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Network Support Officer
  • Software Support Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Operations Technician
  • Network Technician

Course outcome:

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance to continue to advance your career with further study options that will open up more exciting employment opportunities in the world of information and communications technology.

Microsoft traineeship

Microsoft, in partnership with MEGT, Prodigy Learning and TAFE Queensland, are combining paid on-the-job training with a certificate qualification with the Microsoft Traineeship Program. The program aims to provide a foot-in-the-door to an exciting and rewarding career in IT and develop a diverse pipeline of tech talent against the backdrop of a growing skills shortage.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 13 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCRT404
    Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCRT404
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a professional context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCS404
    Contribute to cyber security risk management
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCS404
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to cyber security risk management

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT426
    Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT426
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and evaluate their potential impact on organisational practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT443
    Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT443
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT451
    Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT451
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and to implement relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTPRG302
    Apply introductory programming techniques
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTPRG302
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply introductory programming techniques

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTSAS432
    Identify and resolve client ICT problems
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTSAS432
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, record, prioritise and resolve client Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support activities and escalate as required.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40120)

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Certificate IV in Information Technology

COURSE CODE: ICT40120
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements, TAFE Queensland has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • all applicants must complete an expression of interest with MEGT.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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