Hammond Institute

ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology

Duration:              6 to 12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Workplace / Traineeship, Online

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

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.

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.
  • System Programer
  • IT support Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Developer
  • Website Designer
  • Network Operations Technician
  • Game Developer



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 course fee for the course is $4000, which includes all course materials and assessments. We understand that paying the full fee upfront can be challenging for some students, which is why we offer easy interest free installment plans to make it more affordable. We also have discounted plans available for eligible students, so be sure to ask us about these options when you enquire.

Contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552 for further information.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • 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:

  • 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.


Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)


Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

Course pathways after completing certificate IV in Information Technology

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.

Core 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.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $1,932
    Weekly Pay
  • 6,200 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong

    Future Growth

  • Higher Employment
    Employment Level
  • 84% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 34% female
    Gender Share

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