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0.5 Year


Challenge yourself with a career in software and web development when you study the Certificate IV in Web Based Technologies.

Complete practical projects in a simulated workplace environment where you’ll learn to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.

One of the highlights you’ll experience in this course is working to a brief to develop a functioning android mobile app using web based technology.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • Evaluate and select a web hosting service
  • Design a website to meet technical requirements
  • Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
  • Create a markup language document to specification
  • Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Using query language to retrieve information from databases
  • Creating basic databases
  • Transferring content to a website using commercial packages


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A positive approach to problem-solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative team player spirit


The information technology industry is expected to grow 11% annually over the next five years.

Professionals who have skills in web design and app development are in high demand. Employees in this industry can expect good working conditions and a high degree of autonomy in their work.

The key skill required in this role is a willingness to learn new ideas to keep pace with rapid technological changes.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or equivalent
  • Or Completion of a TAFE NSW General English Program

  • Additional Requirement:

    • Students should have an understanding of the basic operations of a computer, the internet and Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel

    TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

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

    • Experience working with computers
    • Confidence working with different software programs

    If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,370
    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,370


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms,study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

    Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
    • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


    To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

    Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

    • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 22
    • 8 core units plus 14 elective units
    • The elective units consist of: All units from one of the following specialist groups Group A Administration, Group B Design and development
    • Of the remaining elective units up to 10 may be from the specialist elective groups below or from Group C general elective units below
    • Up to 4 may be from elsewhere in ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level.
    • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
    • Core Units
    • BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
    • ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
    • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • ICTWEB401 Design a website to meet technical requirements
    • ICTWEB402 Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs
    • ICTWEB403 Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
    • ICTWEB424 Evaluate and select a web hosting service
    • ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification
    • ICTWEB404 Maintain website performance
    • ICTWEB405 Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports
    • ICTWEB406 Create website testing procedures
    • ICTWEB407 Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
    • ICTWEB408 Ensure basic website security
    • ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
    • ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
    • ICTWEB425 Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data
    • ICTWEB430 Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
    • BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CUAPPM407 Create storyboards
    • ICTICT403 Apply software development methodologies
    • ICTICT407 Maintain website information standards
    • ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
    • ICTICT420 Develop client user interface
    • ICTICT427 Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards
    • ICTNWK409 Create scripts for networking
    • ICTPMG401 Support small scale ICT projects
    • ICTPRG405 Automate processes
    • ICTWEB410 Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
    • ICTWEB412 Produce interactive web animation
    • ICTWEB413 Optimise search engines
    • ICTWEB414 Design simple web page layouts
    • ICTWEB416 Customise content management system
    • ICTWEB417 Integrate social web technologies
    • ICTWEB421 Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards


    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


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    If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.


    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.