ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

VU course code: ICT40120 | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time
Face to Face with eLearning
Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine


Start your journey to becoming a technology expert with the Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40120 at Victoria University.

Develop technical skills in animation, basic cloud computing, cyber awareness, digital media, generalist IT support services, networking, programming, systems and web development. 

This course is specifically designed as a blended model to focus on digital technology and programming skills.

Throughout this course you will also build industry essential skills that are transferable across multiple sectors. Skills such as problem solving, effective communication, database maintenance, gaming development, networking, programming, systems administration support and web development.

Upon completion of this course you will have gained knowledge and skills in:

  • installing and configuring secure network and cloud environments
  • identifying and evaluating emerging technologies
  • developing full-stack web applications
  • maintaining and analysing data stored in SQL databases, and
  • working effectively in teams and with clients.

Unique to the Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40120 is the co-design with industry as well as access to modern facilities and equipment at the Sunshine Skills Hub. You will gain opportunities to network with industry, join industry bodies, and apply for internships.

This course is an ideal next step for anyone who has completed the Certificate III in Information Technology ICT30120.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology, a total of twenty (20) units of competency must be achieved, comprising of:

- seven (7) core units plus

- thirteen (13) elective units, of which:

* at least nine (9) units must be selected from the elective units listed in the training package qualification, and up to four (4) units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any other currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 3, 4 or 5 approved by VU Polytechnic.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry is a dynamic and rapidly growing market. Visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website to see the employment growth and average earnings for ICT support technicians

The Certificate IV in Information Technology ICT40120 prepares you for a range of roles across IT, government, banking/finance, retail, education, health, media, logistics and manufacturing. Upon completion, you will have gained the skills to pursue a possible career in:

  • general technical support
  • IT customer support
  • information systems operator
  • junior system support
  • web application developer.


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