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Certificate IV in Programming

  • National Course Code: ICT40515
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40515R1-01V01-19PTH-003

This course is superseded

Location – Petersham College, Crystal Street Campus

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



36 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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
Volume of Learning
You should plan to spend approximately one hour of your own time for every hour of ?face to face? training per week on projects and research, additional to class activities. Timetables may need to be adjusted during the semester based on the availability of resources.
Course covers
1. C# Programing from Basic (1st half) to Advanced (2nd half) using Visual Studio
2. Introduction to Object Oriented Programing (OOP)
3. Class, Object, Constructor, fields, properties, access modifier, class method, Namespace, Class library
4. Introduction to Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interface
5. Building application using MS-SQL database
6. Introduction to Database management using MS-SQL server
7. Database normalization and develop relationship between entities
8. Building relational database and implementing SQL query language
9. HTML, CSS, Vanilla JavaScript and XML
10. Develop Website implementing proper User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
11. Unit testing for validation of software

Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 5:30pm at Petersham College, 27 Crystal St, Petersham, Building A, Level 1, Room A.1.10.

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You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class over 3 nights a week for 1 year. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

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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Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

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Core Units
Number Title
ICTPRG419 Analyse software requirements
ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG414 Apply introductory programming skills in another language
ICTPRG402 Apply query language
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTPRG410 Build a user interface
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG403 Develop data-driven applications
ICTPRG404 Test applications
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTPRG412 Configure and maintain databases
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
ICTICT420 Develop client user interface
ICTPRG409 Develop mobile applications
ICTICT417 Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards
ICTPRG427 Use XML effectively
ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications

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

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Course Location

Petersham College, Crystal Street Campus
27 Crystal Street, Petersham
Phone 131 601

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