Offering Info

Certificate IV in Programming

  • National Course Code: ICT40515
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40515R1-01V01-19HNB-241

This course is superseded

Location – Hornsby College

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



18 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to develop basic programming skills in the most commonly used programming languages.

An individual with this qualification could work as an assistant programmer in a team of software developers, or as a support programmer to senior programmers or systems analysts.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.


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

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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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.

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Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00
Number Title
ICTDBS502 Design a database
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPMG401 Support small scale ICT projects
ICTPRG402 Apply query language
ICTPRG403 Develop data-driven applications
ICTPRG404 Test applications
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
ICTPRG410 Build a user interface
ICTPRG412 Configure and maintain databases
ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components
ICTPRG414 Apply introductory programming skills in another language
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG419 Analyse software requirements
ICTPRG427 Use XML effectively
ICTPRG428 Use regular expressions in programming languages
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
You will be required to complete approximately 18 hours of self-directed learning per week in addition to timetabled attendance hours.

Completion of Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology or equivalent.


You would need to attend only one session. The sessions are on-

Wednesday 29 May 2019 - 6pm Wednesday 5 June 2019 - 6pm
Wednesday 12 June 2019 - 6pm Wednesday 19 June 2019 - 6pm
Wednesday 26 June 2019 - 6pm Thursday 27 June 2019 - 11am
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 6pm Thursday 4 July 2019 - 11am

All Sessions are in Building G, Level 1, Room G109.

This course will assist learners to proceed on to Diploma of Software Development or similar ICT Diploma courses.

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You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class a week over 3-4 days between 09.00am and 5.30pm.

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI.

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Course Location

Hornsby Campus
205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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