DurationFull-time 1 year
Next intakeNot applicable
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 training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
Please note that 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.
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 through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, presentations, group projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
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:
- critical thinking
- communications and research
- windows system administration.
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Program code: C4410
National curriculum code: ICT40120
Graduate career opportunities include:
- IT helpdesk
- IT support
- Web programming
- Database support
- Software development
- Network support
- Network administration
- Network technician.
There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program.
Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.
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.
- 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$850* per annum
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$4,250* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$12,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- 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.
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.
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