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Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICT40415

Overview

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to install and manage small scale networks either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICT40415
Program No: C4-IT09
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 2 semesters (approx. 18 hours per week) full-time or part-time equivalent. It is expected that you will spend approximately the same number of hours in private study to practise skills and apply new knowledge.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs including a Certificate III, this Certificate IV and a Diploma. Most students will complete all 3 qualifications in 2 years.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.
Likely Job Outcome: Network support, network operations support, network operations technician, network technician, network support technician.
Application Type: Public
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Timetable Information

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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is assumed that you have:

- completed the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology specialising in network administration, or other relevant qualification; or
Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using IT networking technologies, specifically:
* The ability to pass CCNA Routing and Switching – Introduction to Networks (TCP/IP model, OSI model, basic router configuration and IP addressing including VLSM);
* Working with the basic functions of the current version of Windows Server which might include Active Directory, domain controllers and user and group management.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Further Study

Recommended further study at CIT: ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 8 subjects

  • ICTICT401  Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine client business system requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered.
      It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, and recommend business system changes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT418  Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK401  Install and manage a server
    • CIT Code: INFT462
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing, ongoing administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and monitoring servers, and troubleshooting.
      It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, employed in network management or server administration roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK402  Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
    • CIT Code: INFT733
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK403  Manage network and data integrity
    • CIT Code: INFT734
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk.
      It applies to individuals working as middle managers including information security managers, network engineers and network technicians who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK404  Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
    • CIT Code: INFT735
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, routing and switching fundamentals, and to configure simple networks.
      It applies to individuals working in a network support position. They would use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot, a small enterprise branch network.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN416  Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
    • CIT Code: INFT848
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select network elements to meet client business specifications, ensure interoperability within the network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required.
      It applies to individuals who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of information and communications technology (ICT) networks, and are employed by telecommunications or information technology networking provisioning companies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS304  Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS505
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes.
      It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 9 subjects

  • ICTNWK406  Install, configure and test network security
    • CIT Code: INFT736
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an information and communications technology (ICT) network.
      It applies to individuals working as ICT professionals who install, configure and test secure networks of any size.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK408  Configure a desktop environment
    • CIT Code: INFT738
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and support a desktop or workstation operating system in a networked environment.
      It applies to individuals with competent technical skills employed in information and communications technology (ICT) support roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK409  Create scripts for networking
    • CIT Code: INFT304
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake scripted programming tasks for networking related activities.
      It applies to individuals with competent technical skills employed in network or systems administration roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK412  Create network documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT739
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine network requirements, and produce and evaluate appropriate network documentation.
      It applies to individuals with good task management and competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, who are working as network administrators, technicians and support personnel.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN417  Install, configure and test a router
    • CIT Code: INFT849
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration, as part of an upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network.
      It applies to individuals who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of information and communication technologies (ICT) networks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN422  Configure and troubleshoot advanced network switching
    • CIT Code: INFT853
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform network switch configuration and troubleshooting. This unit applies to large networks involving wireless local area networks (WLANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs), interVLAN routing, remote access management and operating system management of network devices.
      It applies to individuals who work cooperatively with others, interpret technical information accurately, and work proficiently with information communication technology (ICT). Installers of internet protocol (IP), enterprise network technicians, network administrators and network support personnel complete this type of work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN420  Design, install and configure an internetwork
    • CIT Code: INFT852
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine customer needs, create appropriate workplace documentation, connect and organise an internetwork according to design specifications, resolving technical problems as they arise.
      It applies to individuals who design and install internet protocol (IP) networks including enterprise internetwork technicians, network administrators and network support personnel for large, medium and small office home office (SOHO) enterprises.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN419  Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
    • CIT Code: INFT851
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine customer needs, use information communication technologies (ICT) to meet network requirements, rectify equipment errors and create appropriate workplace documentation.
      It applies to individuals working as installers of internet protocol (IP) networks, enterprise network technicians, network administrators and other network support personnel.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK507  Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
    • CIT Code: INFT744
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot, medium enterprise routers.
      It applies to individuals working as network technicians, network administrator and network support.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Information Technology Networking ICT50415
Diploma Information Technology ICT50115
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Certificate IV Information Technology ICT40115
Certificate IV Programming ICT40515
Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115
Non-Accredited Training Preparation for CISCO Assessment

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au