Certificate IV in Information Technology

Certificate IV in Information Technology - ICT40120

VOCATIONAL

Are you passionate about all things IT? Gain skills in network security, virtualisation, programming, server technologies and client support.

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Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

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Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
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Overview

In the Certificate IV in Information Technology, you will develop your technical skills in a range of areas to prepare you for a career in IT.

You will explore communication and research, critical thinking, emerging technologies, networking, network security, virtualisation, programming, web technologies, server technologies and client support. You’ll be trained in a range of information and communication technology (ICT) disciplines to meet the needs of industry.

ICT professionals are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, the need for IT professionals will become more important to ensure our communities and cities stay connected. 

Your studies in this certificate will prepare you to play an important role in meeting the needs of the computing and technology industry. You’ll build skills and knowledge in software development, databases, web programming, configuring desktops, servers, networking, network security and data integrity.

*This is a JobTrainer course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

This certificate is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical/laboratory exercises, work-simulated projects, online and face-to-face classes.

You'll have access to online resources.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, presentations, group projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

This certificate closely aligns with the current needs of industry, and students have opportunities to attend important industry events such as the annual Cisco Live Student Summit.

Student project work closely simulates industry deployment scenarios and practical assignments are accurate workplace simulations.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this qualification and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

Through your studies in this certificate, you will develop skills and knowledge in database creation, web programming, software development, the installation and management of simple networks, and be trained in network administration and security, either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team.

You will also build skills in the basic use of a range of technologies to provide second and third-level diagnostic support to ICT users.

You'll be trained in the following areas of information technology:

  • networking
  • Unix
  • virtualisation
  • web
  • databases
  • critical thinking
  • communications and research
  • programming
  • windows system administration.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Information Technology
Program code: C4410
National curriculum code: ICT40120

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Information Technology
City Campus
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
C4410
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
C4410
CRICOS

Career

Graduate career opportunities include:

  • IT helpdesk
  • IT support
  • Web programming
  • Database support
  • Software development
  • Network support
  • Network administration
  • Network technician.

Students engaged in this program and over 16 years of age are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program.

Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be eligible for exemptions from the Associate Degree in Information Technology, subject to meeting the entry requirements. For more information, view pathway details, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

JobTrainer courses

JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$950* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$13,000* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.