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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

  • National Course Code: ICT40418
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40418-01V02-21DUB-002

Location – Dubbo, Myall Street

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

13.6 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking prepares you for success in a fast-paced and technical industry as a network support technician, systems administrator or help desk specialist. Learn to manage networks, data, install virtual machines and sustainable IT practices and get qualified in just six months.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and confirm business requirements
  • Install and manage small-scale networks
  • Operate and troubleshoot an enterprise branch network
  • Manage network and data integrity
  • Install and configure virtual machines
  • Work in a production flow

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration with co-workers and clients
  • Great communication skills
  • Deal with interruptions due to changing priorities and deadlines

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • Foundation skills to enter the IT industry
  • A pathway to the Diploma in Information Technology Networking course
  • Skills you can use in any industry going through a digital transformation

Career opportunities

  • Network support technician
  • Systems administrator
  • Computer technician
  • Help desk specialist
  • Database support worker

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further to work independently or in a supervisory role:

  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Advanced Diploma in Network security

INDUSTRY DEMAND

With so many businesses going through a digital transformation and IT technicians supporting so many of these industries, IT networking is one of the fastest growing job sectors in Australia. Become an important part of a business in solving issues for both internal and external clients and become a part of a highly skilled and in-demand workforce.

This course is superseded.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.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To succeed in this course, you will need:

  • Good digital literacy skills
  • A general understanding of computers
  • Basic knowledge on using the internet

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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 successfully complete this course, you will need computers capable of hosting 4 concurrent virtual machines (minimum 8GB RAM, 16GB or more suggested) OR an environment that allows interconnection of virtual machines across multiple physical computers, internet connection, USB for saving, hardware suitable for installing on a network.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3.6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including practical and theory based assessment activities completed outside of class sessions, prescribed activities and readings.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? **

This course offering is designed for people who are wanting to develop networking skills to meet small to medium networking needs. An individual with this qualification could work as a Network Manager, Network Technician, Network Administrator (IT) or Network Operator.

The target group include students willing to obtain qualifications in Information Technology at Certificate 4 level. This includes students without any qualifications in this field (e.g. school leavers), graduates from Cert 3 in IDMT, and currently employed students willing to learn new skills or obtain a new qualification (or update an existing one)

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

A variety of learning materials are available electronically, hard copy and via TAFE Libraries and teaching section. Including learner workbooks, online videos, e-books and a range of e-resources.

  • Various Industry vendor academy resources
  • Learning resources are available as Student workbooks in Learning Management System linked to Learning Bank.
  • Library Support services include:
  • eResources - access online databases including full text journals, newspapers and eBooks (www.eDX.org)
  • Access to Cisco Networking Academy
  • eVideos - A wide variety of online educational videos are also available, including Safety hub (Lynda.com)

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 Lynda.com)
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm and Friday from 9.30am to 2.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines
ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment
ICTNWK410 Install hardware to a network
ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers
ICTNWK412 Create network documentation
ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router
ICTTEN419 Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
ICTTEN420 Design, install and configure an internetwork

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

Network Administrator
Network Operations Technician
Network Operations Technician
Network Technician
Tester (Networking)
Tester (Websites)

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

Dubbo, Myall Street
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601

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