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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

  • National Course Code: ICT40418
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40418-01V02-21PMQ-008

Location – Port Macquarie

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

08 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

27.6 Hours per week

Duration

18 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This course is superseded.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 be enrolled in this course, it is recommended you have:

  • a Certificate III in Information Technology qualification, or equivalent skills and knowledge

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • have access to a computer at home, with stable internet connectivity, during the timetabled hours. If you don't have access to a computer at home, you will have access to TAFE libraries
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills as defined in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). If you haven't studied at this level or above before, you may be required to undertake an assessment of your LLN skills, so that we can better understand your academic capabilities and identify areas where you may need support. If you do not meet these requirements, a teacher will discuss alternative options or support services available to help you achieve your study goals

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

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

Date Time Location
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Anytime betwen 10.00am and 11.00am in person at: Port Macquarie Campus, Building G, Ground Level, Room 28, or online via Microsoft Teams at: http://tiny.cc/m8txsz
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Anytime between 10.00am and 11.00am in person at: Port Macquarie Campus, Building G, Ground Level, Room 28, or online via Microsoft Teams at: http://tiny.cc/m8txsz

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want the skills and knowledge to study at the Diploma level in Information Technology

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Education Support Services
  • Language
  • Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Support
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Multicultural Learner Support
  • Careers, Counselling and Pathways Services

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 Monday, Tuesday, Wedneday, and Thursday, from 9.00am to 3.30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • general stationery (ie, pen, pencil, eraser, highlighters, and stapler)
  • a webcam, headphones, and microphone are preferred, but optional

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

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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
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
ICTNWK410 Install hardware to a network
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment
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.

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Course Location

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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