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0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the information technology industry.

In this exciting course, you'll work on projects like building networks, using routers and switches, configuring computers, setting up network connections, including cloud services, and troubleshooting activities.

The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required in the networking field to set you up for success.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
  • Use programming techniques to create simple applications


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Designing and building various networks
  • Configuring and maintaining routers, switches and other networking equipment
  • Building, configuring and maintaining virtual machines
  • Basic selection and implementation of cloud services


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

  • The ability to collaborate effectively with your team and networks
  • Great communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • The ability to manage competing priorities


The global information technology market, valued at AUD$9.94 billion in 2019, is expected to reach almost AUD$19 billion by 2025.

As computer networks become the centre of business connectivity, demand is predicted to rise for skilled information technology workers in:

  • Digital transformation
  • Cloud computing
  • Analytics and data management
  • Automation


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:

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants seeking direct entry into Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) are required to demonstrate an understanding of basic network protocols and security, hardware components, being able to run standard diagnostic tests and being able to install and optimise an operating system. These can be demonstrated by:

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
  • Confidence in working with different software programs
  • Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection

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
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$11,330
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$11,330
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$11,330
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Blacktown Feb , Jul A$11,330
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$11,330
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$11,330


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, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas, as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

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

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 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
  • ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines
  • ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • ICTNWK429 Install hardware to networks
  • ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router
  • ICTTEN419 Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
  • ICTTEN434 Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
  • ICTCLD401 Configure cloud services
  • ICTCLD301 Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
  • ICTICT428 Select cloud storage solutions
  • ICTNWK428 Create scripts for networking


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.