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Program your career!
Gain career enhancing knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps with the Certificate IV in Programming.
Gain these skills:
- programming in Java, C#, Python
- develop user interfaces
- object-oriented programming
- working with databases
- understanding programming methodologies and documentation
- Arduino IDE which implements C/C++ functions
- website basics
Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week. This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA.
This is a WA priority skills course so lower tuition fees apply and employment prospects are higher.
Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the Diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills, may complete the Certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the Certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term Diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.
The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across one semester.
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.
Study options and next steps
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