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.
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
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
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.
Other jobs include: - Network support technician, - Systems administrator, - Computer technician and - Help desk specialist
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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.
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.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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