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Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40118

Overview

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of general Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The program will equip you with broad skill base in problem solving, cyber security requirements, basic networking, ICT support, testing, database development, programming and web development.

At CIT you may achieve this qualification by completing the units in one of four elective streams.
- Infrastructure Support: with a focus on networking, plus units in web technologies and databases.
- Applications Development: with a focus on programming and web technologies, plus units in database, project analysis and planning.
- Testing: with a focus on test planning, operational acceptance testing and web and diagnostics testing.
- Data Analytics

Qualification: Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40118
Program No: C4-BD34
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: This qualification can be completed in one year (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.
Cost Info:

The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.

Indicative Cost: Infrastructure stream $2179
Applications Development $2301
Testing stream $1945
Data Analytics $2144
Likely Job Outcome: Depending on the pathway you choose, possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

- ICT Technician/Customer Support
- Information Systems: Operator/Administrator
- User Support Technician
- Network Operations Technician
- Entry level web developer
- Entry level database developer
- Assistant software, systems or web tester
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

 - All fees are subject to change.
 - You may be required to pay additional costs (approx. $150-$500) associated with textbooks.

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 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.  This experience should be relevant to your chosen Elective Stream.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

Recommended further study at CIT ICT50118 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. 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 Foundation Skills.

  • 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

Complete all the units listed in one of four Elective Streams below:

Infrastructure Support Stream - Stage 1

Cyber Security

  • ICTICT424   Address cyber security requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT1022
      Cost: Standard $183.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the cyber security requirements of an organisation and use a range of resources to protect valuable assets.This unit applies to individuals who are required to participate in the identification and implementation of cyber security controls.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Introduction to Databases

  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTDBS403   Create basic databases
    • CIT Code: INFT641
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test a database in order to meet a specification. It applies to individuals who may be either database, or web designers, required to create a simple database to store information for an online application, using a simple entity relational database.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Introduction to Networks

  • ICTNWK404   Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
    • CIT Code: INFT735
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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: Standard $138.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Network Installation and Administration

  • ICTNWK401   Install and manage a server
    • CIT Code: INFT462
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTNWK421   Install, configure and test network security
    • CIT Code: INFT1029
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $66.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an organisational environment.It applies to individuals who are involved in the installation, configuration, and testing of network security for networks of any size in job roles including network administrator, penetration tester, and security consultant.
      Prerequisites: Nil

WHS & Sustainability & Anti-Discrimination

  • ICTICT425   Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti- discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
    • CIT Code: INFT1023
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to, through communication and teamwork, implement workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental sustainability (ES), equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace within own responsibilities.This unit applies to individuals who are required to work and participate in an ICT workplace with some supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Technical Documentation

  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $99.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear to the target audience and easy to navigate. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff who are required to produce technical support documents of their work.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Introduction to HTML & CSS

  • ICTWEB431   Create and style simple markup language documents
    • CIT Code: INFT1042
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website. It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Infrastructure Support Stream Stage 2

Emerging Technologies

  • ICTICT426   Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1024
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      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.It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Network Design

  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $70.00
      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
  • ICTNWK412   Create network documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT739
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $146.00
      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

JavaScript Essentials

  • ICTWEB411   Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
    • CIT Code: INFT274
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop interactive and engaging websites, using a range of features from various, appropriate languages. It applies to individuals working in web development environments who are required to produce client-side scripts as a common means of creating interactive websites. These scripts offer an effective simple means of enabling websites to provide greater interaction with clients.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Using SQL

  • ICTPRG425   Use structured query language
    • CIT Code: INFT267
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      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

Website Implementation

  • ICTWEB403   Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
    • CIT Code: INFT272
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to transfer content, from a remote location to a web server, using a range of commercial information and communications technology (ICT) products. The objective is the successful upload of new, or revised, information on a website. It applies to individuals who are required to update websites.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB406   Create website testing procedures
    • CIT Code: INFT510
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $72.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement procedures, which measure the performance of a website, and compare these procedures to the initial design specifications. It applies to individuals who may use significant judgement in planning, design, evaluation, technical or leadership and communications functions in frontline technical support roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Copyright, Ethics & Privacy

  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

And one (1) of Scripting for Networks OR Managed Desktops

Scripting for Networks

  • ICTNWK420   Install and configure virtual machines
    • CIT Code: INFT1028
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and implement virtualisation solutions to meet organisational needs in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK409   Create scripts for networking
    • CIT Code: INFT304
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Apprentice $66.50
      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

OR

Managed Desktops

  • ICTNWK403   Manage network and data integrity
    • CIT Code: INFT734
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $74.25
      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
  • ICTNWK408   Configure a desktop environment
    • CIT Code: INFT738
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $74.25
      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

Applications Development Stream - Stage 1

Cyber Security

  • ICTICT424   Address cyber security requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT1022
      Cost: Standard $183.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the cyber security requirements of an organisation and use a range of resources to protect valuable assets.This unit applies to individuals who are required to participate in the identification and implementation of cyber security controls.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Introduction to Databases

  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTDBS403   Create basic databases
    • CIT Code: INFT641
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test a database in order to meet a specification. It applies to individuals who may be either database, or web designers, required to create a simple database to store information for an online application, using a simple entity relational database.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Introduction to HTML & CSS

  • ICTWEB431   Create and style simple markup language documents
    • CIT Code: INFT1042
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create basic markup language documents and cascading style sheets (CSS) in order to define the structure and style of a website. It applies to individuals in ICT roles who are required to create web pages with consistency in appearance and user experience.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Programming Basics

  • ICTPRG405   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTPRG410   Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT784
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Java 1

  • ICTPRG430   Apply introductory object- oriented language skills
    • CIT Code: INFT1031
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTPRG404   Test applications
    • CIT Code: INFT781
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Copyright, Ethics & Privacy

  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Planning

  • ICTICT413   Relate to clients on a business level
    • CIT Code: COMM162
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $56.00
      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
  • ICTICT416   Contribute to the development of strategic plans
    • CIT Code: INFT215
      Cost: Standard $187.00
      Apprentice $57.00
      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

Applications Development Stream - Stage 2

Emerging Technologies

  • ICTICT426   Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1024
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      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.It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Using SQL

  • ICTPRG425   Use structured query language
    • CIT Code: INFT267
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      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

Project Analysis

  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $70.00
      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
  • ICTPMG401   Support small- scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $90.00
      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
  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Standard $119.00
      Apprentice $34.00
      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

WHS & Sustainability

  • ICTICT425   Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti- discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
    • CIT Code: INFT1023
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to, through communication and teamwork, implement workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental sustainability (ES), equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace within own responsibilities.This unit applies to individuals who are required to work and participate in an ICT workplace with some supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

JavaScript Essentials

  • ICTWEB411   Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
    • CIT Code: INFT274
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $55.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop interactive and engaging websites, using a range of features from various, appropriate languages. It applies to individuals working in web development environments who are required to produce client-side scripts as a common means of creating interactive websites. These scripts offer an effective simple means of enabling websites to provide greater interaction with clients.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Website Implementation

  • ICTWEB403   Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
    • CIT Code: INFT272
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to transfer content, from a remote location to a web server, using a range of commercial information and communications technology (ICT) products. The objective is the successful upload of new, or revised, information on a website. It applies to individuals who are required to update websites. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB406   Create website testing procedures
    • CIT Code: INFT510
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $72.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement procedures, which measure the performance of a website, and compare these procedures to the initial design specifications. It applies to individuals who may use significant judgement in planning, design, evaluation, technical or leadership and communications functions in frontline technical support roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Testing Stream - Stage 1

Programming Basics

  • ICTPRG405   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTPRG410   Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT784
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Introduction to Databases

  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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
  • ICTDBS403   Create basic databases
    • CIT Code: INFT641
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test a database in order to meet a specification. It applies to individuals who may be either database, or web designers, required to create a simple database to store information for an online application, using a simple entity relational database.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Testing Techniques

  • ICTICT411   Select and employ software and hardware testing tools
    • CIT Code: INFT282
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use software and hardware diagnostic and testing tools. It applies to individuals in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) areas who are required to test software and hardware.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS308   Run standard diagnostic tests
    • CIT Code: INFT1034
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot problems, identify and implement preventative maintenance techniques, and conduct diagnostic tests on a range of platforms.It applies to individuals who, while working under a level of supervision, have responsibility to action tasks in a frontline technical support capacity.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS519   Perform systems tests
    • CIT Code: INFT1035
      Cost: Standard $73.00
      Apprentice $157.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the properties of an entire system are tested and proved adequate before handover to the user for final acceptance testing.It applies to individuals employed in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) work environments who apply specialised and technical knowledge and systematic approaches to testing, fault finding and problem solving.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Technical Documentation

  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $99.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear to the target audience and easy to navigate. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff who are required to produce technical support documents of their work.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Copyright, Ethics & Privacy

  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Testing Stream - Stage 2

Project Analysis

  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $70.00
      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
  • ICTPMG401   Support small- scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $90.00
      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
  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Standard $119.00
      Apprentice $34.00
      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

Cyber Security

  • ICTICT424   Address cyber security requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT1022
      Cost: Standard $183.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the cyber security requirements of an organisation and use a range of resources to protect valuable assets.This unit applies to individuals who are required to participate in the identification and implementation of cyber security controls.
      Prerequisites: Nil

WHS, Sustainability & Anti-Discrimination

  • ICTICT425   Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti- discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
    • CIT Code: INFT1023
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to, through communication and teamwork, implement workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental sustainability (ES), equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace within own responsibilities.This unit applies to individuals who are required to work and participate in an ICT workplace with some supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Emerging Technologies

  • ICTICT426   Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1024
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      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.It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Testing Project

  • ICTSAS504   Develop and conduct client acceptance test
    • CIT Code: INFT221
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct acceptance testing as part of the process whereby clients will determine whether to accept the system. It applies to experienced individuals working in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) environments, who apply specialised and technical knowledge in the development of strategic initiatives and in performing or organising others to complete complex technical operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS520   Develop detailed test plans
    • CIT Code: INFT1036
      Cost: Standard $73.00
      Apprentice $15.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for testing information and communications technology (ICT) systems including software, systems administration, networking, and web development, by collating documentation of conditions and expected results sufficiently to allow for thorough system testing.It applies to individuals who use technical and specialised knowledge and systematic approaches in performing or organising others to complete complex technical testing operations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS522   Manage the testing process
    • CIT Code: INFT1038
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $62.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and administer the end-to-end testing process, including test definition, execution and reporting.It applies to experienced individuals who work autonomously in performing or organising others to undertake testing of systems and applications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB406   Create website testing procedures
    • CIT Code: INFT510
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $72.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement procedures, which measure the performance of a website, and compare these procedures to the initial design specifications. It applies to individuals who may use significant judgement in planning, design, evaluation, technical or leadership and communications functions in frontline technical support roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB407   Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
    • CIT Code: INFT511
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide high-level assurance, that websites can be effectively and efficiently provisioned and deployed live, in a systematic manner. It applies to individuals employed as web designers and web developers who are involved in testing the effectiveness of websites.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Data Analytics Stream - Stage 1

Network Essentials (partial)

  • ICTSAS307   Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
    • CIT Code: INFT836
      Cost: Standard $127.00
      Apprentice $10.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify available network components relevant to client requirements and to install, configure and secure those components as part of a small office or home office (SOHO) network. It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision and have experience with analysis and problem solving when working with technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK305   Install and manage network protocols
    • CIT Code: INFT204
      Cost: Standard $105.00
      Apprentice $10.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage network protocols in a networking environment. It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, working as network administrators who are required to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Python Programming

  • ICTPRG407   Write script for software applications
    • CIT Code: INFT782
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $45.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct a highly interactive and automated software application. It applies to individuals who build and integrate interactive applications, or websites for internal, and public, sites. They may work as application developers, application-support personnel, programmers specialising in a scripting language, web application programmers, or web developers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG405   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Introduction to Databases & Data Manipulation

  • ICTDBS403   Create basic databases
    • CIT Code: INFT641
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test a database in order to meet a specification. It applies to individuals who may be either database, or web designers, required to create a simple database to store information for an online application, using a simple entity relational database.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB425   Apply Structured query language to extract and manipulate data
    • CIT Code: INFT829
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce structured query language (SQL) statements to work with server-side scripts, enabling web designers to interact with web server databases.
      It applies to individuals who are employed as web designers responsible for creating server-side interaction with dynamic web pages, using SQL as a means of communicating with the database.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Cyber Security

  • ICTICT424   Address cyber security requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT1022
      Cost: Standard $183.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the cyber security requirements of an organisation and use a range of resources to protect valuable assets.This unit applies to individuals who are required to participate in the identification and implementation of cyber security controls.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Copyright, Ethics and Privacy

  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      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

Data Analytics Stream - Stage 2

Programming in SAS

  • ICTPRG414   Apply introductory programming skills in another language
    • CIT Code: INFT447
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $79.00
      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

*Data Analytics – using Qlik

  • BSBITU501   Conduct data analysis
    • CIT Code: COMP400
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and analyse numerical datasets from a range of sources. This unit also describes the necessary skills and knowledge to report findings of data analysis. This unit applies to individuals who are required to analyse numerical datasets and deduce findings as part of their job roles. Individuals that undertake this unit are typically in roles in which they are required to analyse data and communicate trends and/or make recommendations
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM027   Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN198
      Cost: Standard
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and organise data, present the data graphically, summarise the data, and interpret a range of statistical data for work. It includes extracting and interpreting statistical information, undertaking statistical investigations, and communicating results.
      An individual performing these tasks works independently and uses support from a range of established resources.
      This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, numeracy skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit should be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.
      This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) numeracy core skill indicators .09, .10 and .11 at level 4 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM033   Collect, organise and analyse complex statistical data for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN199
      Cost: Standard
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and organise data, present the data graphically (including grouped data), calculate measures of central tendency and spread, and analyse the results to draw conclusions. It includes extracting and analysing highly complex statistical information, undertaking workplace statistical investigations, and communicating statistical information.
      An individual performing these tasks works autonomously and accesses and evaluates support from a broad range of sources as needed.
      This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, numeracy skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit should be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.
      This unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) numeracy core skill indicators .09, .10 and .11 at level 5 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

*Analyse and Present Research Information

  • BSBRES411   Analyse and to present research information
    • CIT Code: MGNT791
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
      It applies to individuals in roles in which they are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Emerging Technologies

  • ICTICT426   Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1024
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      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.It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil

WHS, Sustainability & Anti-discrimination

  • ICTICT425   Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti- discrimination practices in an ICT workplace
    • CIT Code: INFT1023
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      Apprentice $30.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to, through communication and teamwork, implement workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental sustainability (ES), equal employment opportunity (EEO) and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplace within own responsibilities.This unit applies to individuals who are required to work and participate in an ICT workplace with some supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Technical Documentation

  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Standard $51.00
      Apprentice $99.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear to the target audience and easy to navigate. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff who are required to produce technical support documents of their work.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Project Analysis

  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Standard $116.00
      Apprentice $70.00
      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
  • ICTPMG401   Support small- scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: Standard $139.00
      Apprentice $90.00
      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
  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Standard $119.00
      Apprentice $34.00
      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

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