Printing the course overview will compile the details for all availabilities into a single PDF file without the units attached. If you want to print the units out for one or multiple availabilities then select the checkboxes below.
Program your IT career!
Develop career enhancing knowledge and in in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and Apps via the Certificate IV of Information Technology (Programming) specialisation.
An individual with this specialisation could work as an assistant programmer in a team of software developers, or as a support programmer to senior programmers or systems analysts engaged in programming.
Gain these skills:
- Programming in Java, C#, Python
- Developing user interfaces
- Object-oriented programming
- Database development
- Understanding programming methodologies, documentation and testing techniques
- All SM TAFE certificate IV IT qualifications include core skills of ethics and privacy, cyber risk management, critical thinking, new technology research, teamwork and client support.
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.
See our IT Training Facebook page!
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate II or Certificate III|
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across two semesters.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 25% extra of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
There is no work placement required for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and USB).
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- Normal business/computing office attire applies.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
On completion of this course you will have eight units of credit towards ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming), significantly decreasing the overall diploma tuition fees with just one additional semester of study after this course.
Study options and next steps
Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.