Certificate IV in
Information Technology

Certificate IV in Information Technology is a comprehensive program that equips individuals with essential IT skills for entry-level roles in the industry. Ideal for aspiring IT professionals seeking real-world knowledge and experience.

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  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Next intake:

  • 22-July-2024
  • 07-Oct-2024


  • 52 Weeks (Course Breaks Included)


  • $ 12,000
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology

The Certificate IV in Information Technology is a dynamic and comprehensive program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in various aspects of the IT industry. Throughout this course, learners will gain essential skills and knowledge required to excel in entry-level roles within the field of information technology.

Program Highlights

Discover the highlights of our comprehensive programs, designed to empower you with essential skills and knowledge.
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Comprehensive Curriculum

The Certificate IV in Information Technology offers a well-rounded curriculum covering a diverse range of essential IT topics. This comprehensive approach ensures that students gain a broad understanding of various IT domains.

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Hands-on Practical Experience

Throughout the program, students will engage in hands-on practical exercises and projects, allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

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Industry-Relevant Skills

The program is designed to equip students with up-to-date and industry-relevant skills. By learning about the latest IT tools and technologies.

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Experienced and Qualified Instructors

The course is taught by experienced and qualified instructors who have a deep understanding of the IT field.

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Pathway to Further Education

Completing the Certificate IV in Information Technology provides a strong foundation for students to pursue higher-level qualifications in IT or related fields.

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Career Readiness

The program emphasizes not only technical skills but also essential soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from many countries around the world.


Course Overview

The ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology is a dynamic and comprehensive program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in various aspects of the IT industry. Throughout this course, learners will gain essential skills and knowledge required to excel in entry-level roles within the field of information technology.

The curriculum encompasses a wide range of key subjects, including software development, networking, database design, cybersecurity, and technical support. Students will engage in hands-on practical exercises, allowing them to apply their learning to real-world scenarios, developing their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills.

The course aims to equip individuals with the necessary tools and techniques to tackle the challenges of the rapidly evolving IT landscape. By the end of the program, graduates will be proficient in using various IT tools and technologies, enabling them to effectively contribute to the development and maintenance of IT systems.

The ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology is ideal for both individuals starting their journey in the IT industry and those seeking to upskill and advance their existing IT knowledge. Upon completion, students will be well-prepared to pursue entry-level positions in a variety of IT-related roles or further their education with higher-level qualifications.

This qualification is for individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and can apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

The skills required for the role includes networking, installing, configuring and testing networks and servers in organisations.

Course Name: ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology

Cricos Code: 104906D

Duration: 52 weeks including breaks

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Delivery Mode
  • For Domestic students: face-face classroom-based and/or workplace training
  • For international students: face-face classroom based.
Course Requirement
  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 11 or equivalent
  • Mature age students can also enter based on an interview with VIT staff

Minimum Age Requirement

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS at to at least Upper Intermediate level
  • Completed equivalent of Australian Year 11 qualification from any of the English speaking countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • Completion of any Australian AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completed a Placement Test devised and administered by VIT or a nominated accredited agency

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Level 2, 112 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000

14 Adam Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia 5007

Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Information Technology offers a comprehensive one-year program comprising core units covering client requirements, cybersecurity, and troubleshooting, alongside elective units in areas like software development and networking. Emphasizing practical experience and soft skills, students gain hands-on expertise, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork proficiency. Graduates emerge well-prepared for entry-level IT roles or further specialisation, equipped to meet the challenges of the dynamic digital landscape and contribute to technological advancements.

Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes

Contribute to cyber security risk management

Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices

Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

Apply introductory programming techniques

Identify and resolve client ICT problems

Install and configure virtual machines

Install, configure and test network security

Install and manage servers

Manage network and data integrity

Install and operate small enterprise branch networks

Install hardware to networks

Install, configure and test internet protocol networks

Build small wireless local area networks

Install and configure client-server applications and services

Configure desktop environments

Lead and facilitate a team

Build a dynamic website

Create dynamic web pages

Pathways into the qualification

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at advanced diploma level, including:
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology OR Other relevant qualificationJob roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • IT Network Operations Support
  • IT Network Operations Technician
  • IT Network Support
  • IT Network Support Technician
  • IT Network Technician
  • IT Network Administrator.

Assessment Methods

The Institute will use the following assessment methods during this course which includes, but may not be limited to Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies, Activities, Third Party Reports/Logbooks, Portfolio, Observations, Tests and Written Assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

For information regarding your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer, please email [email protected]


Your Certificate IV in Information Technology career outlook

The Certificate IV in Information Technology equips graduates with a wide array of career prospects in the IT industry. With essential technical skills and industry-relevant knowledge, they can pursue roles like IT support specialists, network support technicians, and software support technicians. Additionally, opportunities as junior web developers, IT security assistants, and database administrators are also available, allowing graduates to contribute to website development, cybersecurity, and database management.

Moreover, the program prepares graduates for roles in quality assurance, such as junior software testers, ensuring the functionality and reliability of software applications. They can also pursue careers as IT help desk technicians, providing technical support and solutions to end-users. With this certification, graduates are well-prepared to embrace diverse opportunities in the dynamic world of information technology, making a significant impact in various aspects of the IT field.

IT Support Specialist

As an IT support specialist, graduates with a Certificate IV in Information Technology play a crucial role in providing technical assistance to end-users and organizations. They troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues, offer timely support through various communication channels, and ensure smooth IT operations within the company. Their expertise in problem-solving and customer service makes them invaluable in maintaining efficient and reliable IT systems.

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Junior Web Developer

With their knowledge of web development gained from the Certificate IV program, graduates can pursue a career as a junior web developer. In this role, they design, create, and maintain websites using programming languages, content management systems, and other web technologies. Their skills in front-end and back-end development enable them to build user-friendly and visually appealing web applications, contributing to a seamless online user experience.

Network Support Technician

Certificate IV graduates can find opportunities as network support technicians, where they assist in managing and troubleshooting computer networks. They ensure data communication flows smoothly, monitor network performance, and resolve connectivity issues. Their proficiency in network configuration and maintenance makes them essential in ensuring the organization's network infrastructure remains secure and functional.

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