International Course Info

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Course fee:

A$11,330 - A$12,460


0.5 Year


The Certificate IV in Information Technology helps you advance your IT skills and provides you with broad knowledge across multiple areas in the IT industry.

In this exciting course, you will learn a wide range of skills such as; managing networks and data, installing and configuring virtual machines, ICT support, testing and system analysis.

You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from TAFE NSW’s practical and industry-focused approach to education, learn from our experienced teaching staff and practice using industry-standard software, hardware, and operating systems, including SQL and Microsoft servers, WordPress, routers, and switches.


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

  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • Use introductory level coding techniques
  • Contribute to cyber security risk management
  • Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Thinking critically
  • Introductory level programming
  • Supporting projects
  • Working as part of a team
  • Communicating effectively in the workplace
  • Cybersecurity risk management


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

  • A passion for technology
  • Great problem solving and analytical thinking skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team


Due to consistent change and evolution of technology, IT job roles will continue to be in demand. Technology jobs are at an advantage even during economic slowdowns, due to the increasing abilities for remote work.

Growth areas in the IT field that are likely to grow to include cybersecurity, digital transformation, cloud computing, leadership support, analytics and data management, automation and project management.


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.

English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require 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:

  • Computer operations knowledge and experience including Microsoft Office
  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in communication and technology
  • 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
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$11,330
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
St Leonards 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 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.

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
  • ICTDBS416 Create basic relational databases
  • ICTICT424 Address cyber security requirements
  • ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines
  • ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
  • ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
  • ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
  • ICTPRG431 Apply query language in relational databases
  • ICTSAS437 Optimise ICT system performance
  • ICTSAS441 Support ICT system software
  • ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
  • ICTWEB432 Design website layouts
  • ICTWEB433 Confirm accessibility of websites
  • ICTWEB452 Create a markup language document


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.