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The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) gives you the skills you need to become an integral part of the digital world.

Throughout this course, you’ll develop a range of skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.

You'll learn skills that are transferable across a number of different industries, including using Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, concepts in web hosting, and social media technologies. You'll also learn Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and search reports using basic analytics (for example Google analytics) that are highly sought after in today's workplaces.

Our graduates go on to launch careers as web developers or designers, technical writers or website support administrators.


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

  • Use introductory programming techniques
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
  • Identify and resolve client Information and Communications Technology (ICT) problems
  • Contribute to cyber security risk management
  • Work collaboratively in the ICT industry and comply with Internet Protocol (IP), ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments


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
  • Designing website layouts
  • Selecting a web-hosting service
  • Web programming
  • Implementing Search Engine Optimisation practices


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

  • A positive approach to problem solving
  • Good analytical skills, for collecting and analysing information and making decisions
  • Digital literacy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to collaborate as part of a team


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Web Developer or Technical Writer
  • Webmaster Assistant
  • Website Coordinator
  • Website or Web Support Administrator
  • Assistant Web Designer


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 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants seeking direct entry into Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) are required to demonstrate the ability to build simple web pages and produce digital images for the web. These can be demonstrated by:

  • Prior completion of Certificate III in Information Technology (Web Development) or
  • Prior completion of other relevant qualifications or work experience.

These students may be required to attend an Interview. The interview will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams.

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, it is recommended that you have:

  • Good digital literacy skills
  • A general understanding of computers
  • Basic knowledge of using the internet
  • Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection
  • The skills to use basic features of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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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Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,460
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,460


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


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

You will study in authentic, real world simulated environments that have the relevant industry-standard software and workplace environment.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • 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 that 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 = 20
  • 7 core units plus 13 elective units, of which:
  • At least 9 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any other currently endorsed training package qualification.
  • Core Units
  • 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
  • ICTWEB431 - Create and style simple markup language documents
  • ICTWEB432 - Design website layouts
  • ICTWEB452 - Create a markup language document
  • ICTWEB441 - Produce basic client-side script
  • ICTWEB433 - Confirm accessibility of websites
  • ICTWEB434 - Transfer content to websites
  • ICTWEB445 - Implement content management systems
  • ICTWEB450 - Evaluate and select a web hosting service
  • ICTDBS416 - Create basic databases
  • ICTWEB451 - Apply a structured query language in relational databases
  • ICTWEB443 - Implement search engine optimisations
  • ICTWEB430 - Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB444 - Create responsive website layouts


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


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Information Technology study pathway:


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.