Offering Info

Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

  • National Course Code: ICT40315
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40315-01V03-21HNB-241

Location – Hornsby

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

22 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

Challenge yourself with a career in software and web development when you study the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies. Complete practical projects and learn to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.


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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

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


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Website administrator
  • Assistant webmaster
  • Website designer


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.


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

  • Experience working with computers
  • Confidence working with different software programs
  • A Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology - this is not a requirement but can be an advantage

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend one of the following online information sessions.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 2, 9 ,16, 23 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09
Thursday 24 June 2021 11.:00am to 1:00pm Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09


This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 18.5 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private Study, Online Research, Assignment Preparation, Lynda.Com Videos, Reading Books, Attending Tutorial Classes etc.


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
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Wednesday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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?


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
ICTWEB410 Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
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
ICTWEB425 Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data
ICTWEB430 Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTICT420 Develop client user interface

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

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