Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.
Duration: 6 to 12 Months
Delivery Mode: Workplace / Traineeship, Online
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
Certificate IV in Information Technology reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.
The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:
- Database Development: interpreting specifications, technical designs and flow charts, modifying software applications, constructing technical specifications from models and testing, and writing technical documents
- Database Maintenance: managing, cleaning, storing and verifying organisational data, and evaluating compliance with internal and external data ethics regulations and legislation
- Gaming Development: creating 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards
- Networking: installing, configuring and testing networks and servers in organisations
- Programming: building, testing and applying basic object-oriented language skills, user interfaces and software developments
- Systems Administration Support: implementing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications
- Web Development: designing website layouts through textual and visual content transfer, search engine optimisation and simple markup language documents.
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Information technology:
- System Programer
- IT support Technician
- Database Administrator
- Database Developer
- Website Designer
- Network Operations Technician
- Game Developer
- Computer technician.
- Network operations technician.
- Client support officer (ICT)
- Technical officer (ICT)
- Software support technician.
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:
- Age: must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.
- Box Hill
Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)
Assessment method may include:
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)
To achieve Certificate IV in Information Technology qualification the candidate must have completed at least work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
The ICT40120 Certification IV in Information Technology requires 20 units of Competency.
7 core units and 13 elective units.
|BSBCRT404||Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes|
|BSBXCS404||Contribute to cyber security risk management|
|ICTICT426||Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices|
|ICTICT443||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry|
|ICTICT451||Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments|
|ICTPRG302||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTSAS432||Identify and resolve client ICT problems|
Industry Suggested Electives:
Group A Database Development Specialisation
|ICTDBS407||Monitor physical database implementation|
|ICTDBS413||Determine database requirements|
|ICTDBS415||Build a database|
|ICTDBS416||Create basic relational databases|
Group B Gaming Development Specialisation
|ICTGAM418||Use simple modelling for animation|
|ICTGAM420||Produce interactive games|
|ICTGAM421||Identify and apply games design and game play principles|
Group C Networking Specialisation
|ICTNWK420||Install and configure virtual machines|
|ICTNWK421||Install, configure and test network security|
|ICTNWK423||Manage network and data integrity|
Group D Web Development Specialisation
|ICTWEB431||Create and style simple markup language documents|
|ICTWEB432||Design website layout|
|ICTWEB433||Confirm accessibility of websites|
Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.