Get the skills you need to launch your career as a software and applications programmer. Develop a range of programming skills, complete practical projects in a simulated workplace environment, and be up to date with emerging trends and technologies.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use introductory programming techniques
Identify and resolve client information and communications technology (ICT) issues
Contribute to cyber security risk management
Work within IP, ethics and privacy policies
Build data-driven applications and basic mobile apps
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Programming skills that can be applied to a number of roles and industries
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A Certificate III in Information Technology – this is not necessary but can be an advantage
Experience working with computers
Confidence working with different software programs
Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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: analyst programmer, web programmer, software support technician, ICT technical officer and junior developer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) does not have any related 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 (Programming) 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.
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
There are a total of 20 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.