Offering Info

Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

  • National Course Code: ICT40315
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40315-01V03-20HNB-142

Location – Hornsby

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification provides an individual with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact TAFE NSW if you have any questions about your suitability.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • have completed a Certificate III in Informaiton, Digital Media and Technologies course or have equivalent knowledge.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Very good knowledge of software applications such as Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Very good communication skills
  • Familiarity with web technologies including browsers and internet knowledge.
  • Above-average typing skills.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.


This is a part time evening, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 3 evnings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have a Certificate III in IDMT course or have some work experience in the ICT industry.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Weekly Tutorial Support classes available for those who need additional help.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
ICTWEB403 Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification
ICTWEB424 Evaluate and select a web hosting service
ICTWEB401 Design a website to meet technical requirements
ICTWEB402 Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTWEB421 Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards
ICTWEB417 Integrate social web technologies
ICTWEB416 Customise content management system
ICTWEB413 Optimise search engines
ICTWEB414 Design simple web page layouts
ICTWEB410 Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
ICTWEB412 Produce interactive web animation
ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB430 Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB425 Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data
ICTDMT402 Produce interactive animation
ICTDMT401 Create visual design components for digital media
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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