National code: ICT40120

    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Start your career as a network support technician and be prepared for success in a fast-paced and technical industry. Learn to manage networks and keep them secure, maintain data integrity, install virtual machines and use sustainable IT practices.

    Is information technology right for you?

    Information technology is a dynamic and ever-evolving industry. A career in IT is a gateway to a promising and interesting future. It can lead to diverse opportunities across high-demand sectors such as cyber security, cloud computing, programming, and data management. Your experience and career goals will help determine the best pathway for you. Watch our video to learn more.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Resolve client information and communications technology (ICT) problems

    • Install and manage small-scale networks

    • Contribute to cyber security risk management

    • Install and manage virtual machines, including servers

    • Learn the fundamentals of cloud services

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Experience collaborating with co-workers and clients

    • The ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines

    • Critical thinking skills

    • Foundational skills to enter the IT industry and a pathway to further study

    • Transferable skills you can use in any industry undergoing a digital transformation

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Good digital literacy skills

    • A general understanding of computers

    • Basic knowledge of using the internet

    • Completed a Certificate III in Information Technology

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like:

    ICT Support Technicians

    ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

    • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

      87%

    • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

      26,600 workers

    • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

      38 years

    • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

      $1,490

    • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

      41 hours

    • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

      High

    • Gender share

      21% female

    • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

      Moderate Growth

    Other jobs include: network support technician, network systems support, systems administrator, computer technician, help desk specialist and audio visual network technician.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 7 core and 13 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Apply advanced critical thinking to work processesBSBCRT404

    • Contribute to cyber security risk managementBSBXCS404

    • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practicesICTICT426

    • Work collaboratively in the ICT industryICTICT443

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 20 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

    You can select a study option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Information and Communication Technology

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