Certificate IV in Information Technology

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Information Technology
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): February 2022
July 2022
End Date(s): June 2022
December 2022
Days and Time: Four days per week - Mondays
Wednesdays 9:00am to 4:00pm and Thursdays 9:00am to 12:00pm

Course Overview

If you’re driven by technology and enjoy working with computers, the world of IT needs you! 

Information technology plays a vital role in most organisations creating a demand for qualified technicians.  The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40120) can help you to boost your job prospects in this interesting field.

The qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques (ICTPRG302)40
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes (BSBCRT404)50
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management (BSBXCS404)30
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices (ICTICT426)60
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry (ICTICT443)30
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments (ICTICT451)60
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problems (ICTSAS432)40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ICTICT445Connect and configure devices and hardware components (ICTICT445)40
ICTNWK421Install, configure and test network security (ICTNWK421)50
ICTNWK422Install and manage servers (ICTNWK422)40
ICTNWK423Manage network and data integrity (ICTNWK423)40
ICTNWK424Install and operate small enterprise branch networks (ICTNWK424)60
ICTNWK425Build small wireless local area networks (ICTNWK425)20
ICTNWK429Install hardware to networks (ICTNWK429)40
ICTNWK432Build an enterprise wireless network (ICTNWK432)80
ICTTEN434Install, configure and test internet protocol networks (ICTTEN434)50
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script (ICTWEB441)40
ICTWEB451Apply structured query language in relational databases (ICTWEB451)60
ICTNWK420Install and configure virtual machines (ICTNWK420)50
ICTTEN417Install, configure and test a router (ICTTEN417)60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

Register for an information session to find out more about the course. To view the latest information session click here.

Please bring your Medicare card, a photo ID and concession card (if applicable) to confirm enrolment. This information and enrolment session will take approximately 3 hours.

What will I study?

For a listing of the course subjects, please click on the course module listing link in the Course Overview section.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
940 940 $5.30 $1.06 $12.23

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

On campus, Virtual and Blended classes will be available.  Delivery options will be subject to numbers. 

Students will need to have access to computer hardware and internet with the ability to download software.  Access to resources and submission of assessment work will take place via MyLearning, our online learning management system.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the ICT industry within a variety of roles including:

  • Network support administrator
  • Network operations support
  • Network operations technician
  • Network technician
  • Network support technician
  • Level 1 help desk support
  • Desktop deployment technician

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in:

  • maintaining hardware
  • programming
  • troubleshooting operating system
  • building networks
  • help desk operations or scripting

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40120).

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Kangan Institute graduates from this course have guaranteed entry to the Diploma of Information Technology at Kangan Institute and/or Bendigo TAFE.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must complete an online application by clicking the 'apply here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 

How will I be selected for this course?

A Pre-Training Review and Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is part of the Bendigo Kangan Institute application process.  Candidates should attain a Level 4 LLN.  Candidates who do not achieve this level may be offered a place on the condition they will undertake additional foundation studies.

It is recommended that applicants without robust computer experience complete Certificate III in Information Technology prior to attempting this course.

The course is subject to staff and student restrictions relating to COVID-19 as per current policy of Bendigo Kangan Institute and government legislation.