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Certificate IV in Information Technology Testing ICT40615

Overview

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge for to be competent in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) positions directly related to testing, either as an assistant tester, working mostly independently or as part of a team.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Information Technology Testing ICT40615
Program No: C4-IT11
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.

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: Assistant ICT tester, assistant software/systems tester, assistant web tester
Application Type: Public
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Timetable Information

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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that to increase your likelihood of success, that you have:

- completed the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology or other relevant qualification, or units equivalent to the core of the Certificate III; or
- demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments using basic information technologies including file management, use of a browser and GUI, and basic arithmetic skills.

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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Further Study

Recommended further study at CIT: Diploma of Information Technology.

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 7 subjects

  • BSBSUS301  Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ADMN197
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • 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
  • ICTICT403  Apply software development methodologies
    • CIT Code: INFT377
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply traditional and non-traditional systems development methodologies. It applies to individuals in a senior development role who exercise discretion and judgement to create solutions using appropriate technical knowledge and analysis skills.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT405  Develop detailed technical design
    • CIT Code: INFT173
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in the development of a detailed technical design. It applies to individuals performing systems design tasks who are required to review and update technical design documents.
      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
  • ICTPRG405  Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write scripts to automate solutions, by using basic scripting processes, and application-specific scripting options. It applies to individuals who may work in information and communications technology (ICT) support roles and who are required to automate tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD401  Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse potential system solutions and present a feasibility report to the client. It applies to individuals required to investigate potential solutions within the context of an information and communications technology (ICT) project.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 15 of 16 subjects

Not all electives will be offered each semester.
  • ICTICT413  Relate to clients on a business level
    • CIT Code: COMM162
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to formulate, implement, monitor and adjust service level agreements (SLAs). It applies to individuals who are competent in a wide range of general information and communications technologies (ICT) and provide ICT support to small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG415  Apply skills in object-oriented design
    • CIT Code: INFT172
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce an object-oriented design from specifications, applying the cyclic process of iteration from identification of class, instance, role and type to the final object-oriented model of the application. It applies to system designers who are required to design systems using an object-oriented method.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT416  Contribute to the development of strategic plans
    • CIT Code: INFT215
      Cost: $170.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in the planning process and to contribute to the development of strategic plans. It applies to individuals who work in a senior capacity within small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and are competent in a wide range of general information and communications technologies (ICT).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG425  Use structured query language
    • CIT Code: INFT267
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured query language (SQL) to define, create, and manipulate database structures, and the associated data in a relational database. It applies to individuals in a wide variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles, where relational databases and SQL are being used.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS412  Build a database
    • CIT Code: INFT268
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build, implement, test and evaluate a database, using an established design. It applies individuals employed as database administrators and designers who are required to build databases for information storage and retrieval requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS401  Identify physical database requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT443
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify the scope, and the physical and security requirements of a database. It applies to individuals employed as database administrators who are required to plan a database to a user’s requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG406  Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
    • CIT Code: INFT445
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake introductory programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language, including tool usage, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques. It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG414  Apply introductory programming skills in another language
    • CIT Code: INFT447
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out programming activities using a procedural approach. It applies to individuals working in programming, development and technical roles. They may work as programmers, software developers or may be IT staff with responsibility for conducting programming activities, including writing, maintaining and updating programs, defining data and file handling.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPMG401  Support small scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the management of low risk, straightforward information and communications technology (ICT) projects within an organisation. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision but have responsibility to ensure workflow is planned and completed in line with requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG402  Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to retrieve and manipulate information stored in information systems, using a query language. It applies to individuals in a range of work environments, who are required to extract information from a source such as a database, a text file, or an extensible markup language (XML), by creating and running queries.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG403  Develop data-driven applications
    • CIT Code: INFT780
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create data-driven applications that access data from a range of sources, such as databases, object data sources or eXtensible markup language (XML). It applies to individuals who may work as programmers or database application developers and who are responsible for data-access coding.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG404  Test applications
    • CIT Code: INFT781
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare test plans, write test procedures or scripts according to test plans, and maintain test plans and scripts. It applies to individuals who may be responsible for test plan preparation, execution, maintenance, and reporting of tests; as well as defect management in the software development life cycle.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG410  Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT784
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, build, and test a user interface (UI) to specification, including command-line interfaces (CLI), graphical user interfaces (GUI), web user interfaces (WUI) and natural user interfaces (NUI). It applies to individuals who work as user-interface designers, and are responsible for specifying the layout and style of the desired user interface. They may be developers working in the area of user interface design and implementation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG412  Configure and maintain databases
    • CIT Code: INFT785
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install a database, manage data, data access and data security, and improve database performance. It applies to individuals responsible for the maintenance and coordination of database operations. They usually work in an organisation, providing daily services as database administrators, database developers, database coordinators, or application developers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG419  Analyse software requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT786
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse client requirements, produce a range of options, and create a software-requirements document. It applies to individuals in a range of work environments who are required to perform an analysis role in formulating software requirements. They may work as database or computer developers, business analysts, or project managers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT412  Coordinate and maintain ICT work teams
    • CIT Code: MGNT174
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and manage work teams and their performance in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who are competent in a wide range of general information and communications technologies (ICT) and work in a management capacity within a small to medium enterprise (SME).
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

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