ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

National ID
ICT40120
WA Course Code
BFF9
CRICOS code
106320C
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Why choose this course?

Commence an exciting career in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry with this qualification. On completion of this course you will be competent in a wide range of ICT roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

During your studies you will be introduced to programming concepts and apply this to Javascript, develop skills in working with clients and working collaboratively, and apply advanced critical thinking to work processes as well as cyber security risk management. You will gain digital media skills that include 3-D modelling and animation, 2-D interactive animations, storyboards, visual effects and graphic design.  In addition, you will implement projects across a range of browsers, platforms, devices and emerging technologies.

Career opportunities

  • Multimedia Developer
  • Web and Multimedia Designer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $700
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology - BFF9
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 7 core units and 13 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
  • CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
  • CUADIG401 Author interactive media
  • CUAGRD411 Research and apply graphic design techniques
  • CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
  • CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
  • CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
  • ICTDMT405 Produce interactive animations
  • ICTDMT406 Produce and edit digital images
  • ICTGAM431 Design and create 3-D digital models
  • ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
  • ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script
  • ICTWEB444 Create responsive website layouts

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course are gathered via knowledge questions and projects. Knowledge questions gather evidence of the learner’s knowledge of the unit and the project assessments gather evidence of the learners’ skills and their ability to perform tasks to industry standards. The assessments will take place in the classroom under the supervision of the Lecturer/Assessor. The assessor will provide all resources and equipment the learner requires to complete the assessment. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, links to external resources such as YouTube, software including Adobe CC 2020 Suite, Microsoft Project, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Mozilla Firefox and Office 365, PowerPoint presentations and learner guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, video cameras, lighting, tripods, Wacom drawing tablets, meeting rooms and a simulated business environment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $700
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology - BFF9
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 7 core units and 13 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
  • CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
  • CUADIG401 Author interactive media
  • CUAGRD411 Research and apply graphic design techniques
  • CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
  • CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
  • CUASOU202 Perform basic sound editing
  • ICTDMT405 Produce interactive animations
  • ICTDMT406 Produce and edit digital images
  • ICTGAM431 Design and create 3-D digital models
  • ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
  • ICTWEB441 Produce basic client-side script
  • ICTWEB444 Create responsive website layouts

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course are gathered via knowledge questions and projects. Knowledge questions gather evidence of the learner’s knowledge of the unit and the project assessments gather evidence of the learners’ skills and their ability to perform tasks to industry standards. The assessments will take place in the classroom under the supervision of the Lecturer/Assessor. The assessor will provide all resources and equipment the learner requires to complete the assessment. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, links to external resources such as YouTube, software including Adobe CC 2020 Suite, Microsoft Project, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Mozilla Firefox and Office 365, PowerPoint presentations and learner guides.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computer labs, video cameras, lighting, tripods, Wacom drawing tablets, meeting rooms and a simulated business environment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on December 1, 2022