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Certificate IV in Information Technology Testing ICT40615

Overview

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

Qualification: Certificate IV in Information Technology Testing ICT40615
Program No: C4-IT11
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 2 semesters (approx. 18 hours per week) full-time or part-time equivalent. It is expected that you will spend approximately the same number of hours in private study to practise skills and apply new knowledge.

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

The 2019 Semester 2 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: $1,773
Apprentice/Trainee $1,110
Likely Job Outcome: Assistant ICT tester, assistant software/systems tester, assistant web tester
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 including file management, use of a browser and GUI, and basic arithmetic skills.

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

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.

  • 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 all 8

  • BSBSUS401   Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ADMN197
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      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
  • ICTSAS301   Run standard diagnostic tests
    • CIT Code: INFT201
      Cost: Standard $49.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to troubleshoot problems 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT411   Select and employ software and hardware testing tools
    • CIT Code: INFT282
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT401   Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT376
      Cost: Standard $109.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG405   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT408   Create technical documentation
    • CIT Code: INFT461
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT418   Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      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
  • ICTPMG401   Support small- scale ICT projects
    • CIT Code: INFT765
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 12

  • ICTPRG415   Apply skills in object-oriented design
    • CIT Code: INFT172
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce an object-oriented design from specifications, applying the cyclic process of iteration from identification of class, instance, role and type to the final object-oriented model of the application. It applies to system designers who are required to design systems using an object-oriented method.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS513   Develop detailed test plans
    • CIT Code: INFT216
      Cost: Standard $112.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for testing information and communications technology (ICT) systems, including software development, 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. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS503   Perform systems tests
    • CIT Code: INFT219
      Cost: Standard $112.00
      Apprentice $51.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the properties of the entire system are tested and proved adequate before handover to the client or user for final acceptance testing. It applies to experienced individuals employed in a range of information and communications technology (ICT) work environments who apply specialised and technical knowledge and systematic approaches to testing and fault finding. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS515   Manage the testing process
    • CIT Code: INFT220
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Apprentice $48.00
      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 complete complex technical operations. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS504   Develop and conduct client acceptance test
    • CIT Code: INFT221
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG406   Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
    • CIT Code: INFT445
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS401   Perform unit test for a class
    • CIT Code: INFT477
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure that the system is proved adequate, before handover to the client or user, by unit testing functionality and reliability of individual components. It applies to individuals who use technical and specialised knowledge and apply a systematic approach to and fault finding and problem solving in information and communications technology (ICT) testing environments. 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 $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB407   Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
    • CIT Code: INFT511
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG404   Test applications
    • CIT Code: INFT781
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG419   Analyse software requirements
    • CIT Code: INFT786
      Cost: Standard $132.00
      Apprentice $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse client requirements, produce a range of options, and create a software-requirements document. It applies to individuals in a range of work environments who are required to perform an analysis role in formulating software requirements. They may work as database or computer developers, business analysts, or project managers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB429   Create a markup language document to specification
    • CIT Code: INFT269
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTWEB409   Develop cascading style sheets
    • CIT Code: INFT275
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication..
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG410   Build a user interface
    • CIT Code: INFT784
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAD401   Develop and present feasibility reports
    • CIT Code: INFT165
      Cost: Standard $112.00
      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

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More Information

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