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Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40115

Overview

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of general Information and Communication Technology (ICT) technologies and to support small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) which require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. Working at this level you will be able to apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development support, working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

At CIT you may achieve this qualification by completing the units in one of two pathways. These pathways are:
- 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.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40115
Program No: C4-IT06
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.
Cost Info:

The 2019 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.

Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $1,740
Apprentice/Trainee $1,110
Likely Job Outcome: Computer technician, customer support, information systems operator, pc support, systems administrator, systems support, technical support, user support technician, network operations technician.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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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. This experience should be relevant to your chose pathway.

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

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.

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.

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

Further Study

Canberra Institute of Technology
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 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

Complete 20 subjects (5 core and 15 electives)

Core: Complete all 5

  • BSBSUS401   Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ADMN197
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Profile $106.00
      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
  • ICTICT202   Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT701
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work and communicate effectively within organisational policies and governance arrangements, using information and communications technology (ICT) systems, equipment and software. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision with responsibility to support others within a small office environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      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
  • BSBWHS304   Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS505
      Cost: Profile $64.50
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes. It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 15 subjects listed in one of the two streams below

Infrastructure Support Stream - complete 15

  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $4.00
      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
  • ICTWEB403   Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
    • CIT Code: INFT272
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      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: Profile $43.00
      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
  • ICTWEB409   Develop cascading style sheets
    • CIT Code: INFT275
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document, in order to externally define, and control, styles to enhance and achieve commonality between web documents. It applies to individuals who are required to layout and ensure consistency of appearance between web pages.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB424   Evaluate and select a web hosting service
    • CIT Code: INFT549
      Cost: Profile $32.25
      Apprentice $78.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine a client’s current and future internet service providers (ISPs) needs. It applies to individuals working in information and communications technology (ICT) who take responsibility for comparing and evaluating internet service provider (ISP) services, and are technically adept and proficient communicators, with a broad knowledge of internet technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB429   Create a markup language document to specification
    • CIT Code: INFT269
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool. It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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
  • ICTNWK412   Create network documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT739
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      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
  • ICTNWK406   Install, configure and test network security
    • CIT Code: INFT736
      Cost: Profile $127.50
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals working as ICT professionals who install, configure and test secure networks of any size.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS403   Create basic databases
    • CIT Code: INFT641
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      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
  • ICTNWK401   Install and manage a server
    • CIT Code: INFT462
      Cost: Profile $106.00
      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
  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      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
  • ICTPRG425   Use structured query language
    • CIT Code: INFT267
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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
  • Complete 2 from Managed Desktops or Scripting for Networking

    Managed Desktops

  • ICTNWK403   Manage network and data integrity
    • CIT Code: INFT734
      Cost: Profile $106.00
      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: Profile $106.00
      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
  • Scripting for Networking

  • ICTNWK402   Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
    • CIT Code: INFT733
      Cost: Profile $127.50
      Apprentice $66.50
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTNWK409   Create scripts for networking
    • CIT Code: INFT304
      Cost: Profile $149.00
      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

Applications Development Stream - complete 15

  • ICTICT413   Relate to clients on a business level
    • CIT Code: COMM162
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      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: Profile $176.00
      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
  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Profile $109.50
      Apprentice $4.00
      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
  • ICTWEB403   Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
    • CIT Code: INFT272
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      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: Profile $43.00
      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
  • ICTWEB409   Develop cascading style sheets
    • CIT Code: INFT275
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document, in order to externally define, and control, styles to enhance and achieve commonality between web documents. It applies to individuals who are required to layout and ensure consistency of appearance between web pages.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB424   Evaluate and select a web hosting service
    • CIT Code: INFT549
      Cost: Profile $32.25
      Apprentice $78.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine a client’s current and future internet service providers (ISPs) needs. It applies to individuals working in information and communications technology (ICT) who take responsibility for comparing and evaluating internet service provider (ISP) services, and are technically adept and proficient communicators, with a broad knowledge of internet technologies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB429   Create a markup language document to specification
    • CIT Code: INFT269
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      Apprentice $43.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool. It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPMG401   Support small- scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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
  • ICTPRG410   Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT784
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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
  • ICTPRG404   Test applications
    • CIT Code: INFT781
      Cost: Profile $107.50
      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
  • ICTPRG402   Apply query language
    • CIT Code: INFT779
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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
  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Profile $43.00
      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
  • ICTPRG405   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: Profile $86.00
      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
  • ICTPRG406   Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
    • CIT Code: INFT445
      Cost: Profile $129.00
      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
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