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ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

National ID ICT40120 State ID BFF9
Upskill quickly with this cutting-edge 6-month IT course 

Gain knowledge and skills to apply for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and Cyber Security analyst. 


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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses


When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and Cyber Security analyst.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

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  • cloud services
  • cyber incident response
  • database creation
  • web development
  • networking and hardware
  • all SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of programming, ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • ability to work well with others and good communication skills
  • good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • interest in keeping up with new technologies and trends within the industry
  • technological minded 

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 1, 2024


Duration 1 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees

Semester 1, 2024

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
BSBCRT404 Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes $0.00 $23.25
ICTICT426 Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices $0.00 $28.00
ICTSAS432 Identify and resolve client ICT problems $0.00 $17.25
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques $0.00 $19.25
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments $0.00 $27.00
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management $0.00 $13.00
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry $0.00 $15.00
National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Determine database requirements
$0.00 $17.25
Create basic relational databases
$0.00 $19.25
Respond to cyber security incidents
$0.00 $17.00
Plan and implement information security strategies for an organisation
$0.00 $17.00
Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
$0.00 $17.00
Install and manage servers
$0.00 $9.75
Install and configure client-server applications and services
$0.00 $19.50
Configure desktop environments
$0.00 $19.50
Configure cloud services
$0.00 $27.00
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
$0.00 $17.25
Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
$0.00 $22.50
Create and style simple markup language documents
$0.00 $18.00
Build basic website using development software and ICT tools
$0.00 $9.75
Semester 1, 2024 fee
  Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee*
General $0.00 $373.50 $373.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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