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Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40120

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 course will equip you with broad skill base in problem solving, cyber security requirements, basic networking, ICT support, testing, database development, programming, and web development.

To achieve the Certificate IV in Information Technology you need to complete the 7 CORE units and 13 ELECTIVE units.

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40120

Course No:

C4-BD65

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 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course 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.

Indicative Cost:

Standard $3,785
Apprentice/trainee
  • Subsidised fee $ 1,945
  • Full fee $12,294

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
- Cyber Security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small and medium enterprise computing environments
- Computer Helpdesk Technician
- Cyber Security Intrusion Tester
- Cyber Security Support Officer
- Security Penetration Tester
- Information Systems Security Support Officer
- Systems Tester
- PC Support
- Network Security Support Officer
- Network Security Trainee
- Website Security Support Officer

Application 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-$350) associated with textbooks, online resources or access to simulation software.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

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, such as:

        - Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments, specifically using IT networking technologies
        - 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.

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

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. 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 20 subjects

Core: Complete 7

  • ICTICT443   Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
    • CIT Code: INFT1158
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives. It includes contributing to performance and capability within teams, participating in team activities, exchanging knowledge and skills and providing support to team members.It applies to all individuals who work in teams that utilise multiple technologies to complete a collective task.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG302   Apply introductory programming techniques
    • CIT Code: INFT1247
      Cost: Standard $235.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques. It applies to those who have responsibility for creating applications and includes applying language syntax, control structures to create code, using programming standards, testing and debugging.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT451   Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
    • CIT Code: INFT1378
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      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. It applies to individuals who are required to use IP owned by other persons and organisations, and to support organisations and stakeholders with the compliance of organisational ethics, and privacy policies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT404   Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
    • CIT Code: BUSN272
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      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. This unit applies to individuals who evaluate processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for developing work processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBXCS404   Contribute to cyber security risk management
    • CIT Code: BUSN296
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      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. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT426   Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1024
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      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
  • ICTSAS432   Identify and resolve client ICT problems
    • CIT Code: INFT1312
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      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.It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised and technical knowledge to take responsibility in providing client-based ICT support to end users in an office or working environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 13

  • ICTWEB441   Produce basic client-side script
    • CIT Code: INFT1347
      Cost: Standard $115.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop interactive and engaging websites, using a range of features from various languages.The unit 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN417   Install, configure and test a router
    • CIT Code: INFT849
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      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
  • ICTNWK429   Install hardware to networks
    • CIT Code: INFT1204
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network.It applies to individuals involved in technical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles, including network administrators who support network hardware in a peer-to-peer or client-server networked environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN419   Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
    • CIT Code: INFT851
      Cost: Standard $190.00
      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
  • ICTWEB431   Create and style simple markup language documents
    • CIT Code: INFT1042
      Cost: Standard $225.00
      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
  • ICTNWK422   Install and manage servers
    • CIT Code: INFT1197
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. It includes the ability to conduct initial configuration and testing, administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and troubleshooting.It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, involved in network management, server administration and similar roles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK427   Configure desktop environments
    • CIT Code: INFT1202
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and support a desktop and workstation operating system in a networked environment.It applies to individuals with competent technical skills employed in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles or similar.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT435   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT1152
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK420   Install and configure virtual machines
    • CIT Code: INFT1028
      Cost: Standard $175.00
      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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTCLD301   Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
    • CIT Code: INFT1046
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a basic review and analysis of cloud computing delivery and deployment models to support the needs of a business.The unit applies to individuals engaged in the basic review of a cloud computing solutions for a business or enterprise.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTCLD401   Configure cloud services
    • CIT Code: INFT1382
      Cost: Standard $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB444   Create responsive website layouts
    • CIT Code: INFT1350
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to scope web page requirements and to create and implement designs according to client requirements. Clients in this instance refers to internal and external individuals.The unit applies to individuals working as web designers and web developers, who apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic web development for internal and external clients.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB451   Apply structured query language in relational databases
    • CIT Code: INFT1357
      Cost: Standard $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce structured query language (SQL) statements to work with server-side scripts, enabling web developers to interact with web server databases. The unit applies to individuals in a range of roles who are responsible for creating server-side interaction with dynamic web pages, using SQL as a means of communicating with databases. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS416   Create basic relational databases
    • CIT Code: INFT1082
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and test relational databases to meet specifications.It applies to individuals who are database support staff, application programmers and web designers who are required to create a simple database to store information for an online, desktop, web or mobile device application, using a simple entity relational database on a web or database server environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG437   Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT1255
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      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 those who work as user-interface designers and are responsible for specifying the layout and style of the desired user interface. This includes developers working in the area of user interface design and implementation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG434   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT1252
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      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 those who work in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles and who are required to automate tasks.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG430   Apply introductory object- oriented language skills
    • CIT Code: INFT1031
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG431   Apply query language in relational databases
    • CIT Code: INFT1249
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      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 those who are involved in a range of work environments, who are required to extract information from a relational database by creating and running queries.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG440   Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
    • CIT Code: INFT1258
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out introductory programming activities including application of basic language syntax, coding and debugging code in different languages.It applies to those who work in programming, development and technical roles. This includes programmers, software developers and as IT staff responsible for conducting programming activities, including writing, maintaining and updating programs, defining data and file handling.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG441   Apply skills in object-oriented design
    • CIT Code: INFT1259
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      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 those who are required to design systems using an object-oriented method.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK428   Create scripts for networking
    • CIT Code: INFT1203
      Cost: Standard $205.00
      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 who are employed in network or systems administration roles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT429   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT1146
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine client business system requirements and verify the accuracy of information gathered.It applies to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, as well as recommending business system changes. Clients can be internal and external and include a range of team members and staff. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK421   Install, configure and test network security
    • CIT Code: INFT1029
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK423   Manage network and data integrity
    • CIT Code: INFT1377
      Cost: Standard $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk. It applies to individuals in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industries who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures of a network. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK424   Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
    • CIT Code: INFT1199
      Cost: Standard $175.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, route and switch operations as well as to configure simple networks.It applies to individuals involved in network support positions with the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) skills required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, a small enterprise branch network.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTTEN434   Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
    • CIT Code: INFT1334
      Cost: Standard $185.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify required network elements according to specifications, install for interoperability within network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required.It applies to individuals who are involved in installation, maintenance and upgrade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks in telecommunications or Information Technology Networking provisioning companies.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD402   Develop and present ICT feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT1291
      Cost: Standard $85.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse system solutions and present a feasibility report to the client.It applies to individuals who investigate potential solutions within the context of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) project, who are required to and work within a team under some level of supervision.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK431   Create network documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT1206
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine network requirements and produce and evaluate network documentation.It applies to individuals involved in roles requiring task management and competent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, including network administrators, technicians and support personnel.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPMG411   Support small scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT1239
      Cost: Standard $175.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the management of low risk, straight forward Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects within an organisation. It applies to individuals who work under a level of supervision but have responsibility to ensure workflow is planned and completed on time and in line with organisational and task requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Information Technology ICT50220
Certificate III Information Technology ICT30120

More Information

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