Offering Info

Certificate IV in Programming

  • National Course Code: ICT40518
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40518-01V01-20HNB-141

Location – Hornsby

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

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.

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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • very good knowledge of software applications such as Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • very good communication skills.
  • familiarity with business functions including some understanding of Programming.
  • above-average typing skills.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • completion of Certificate III in Informaiton, Digital Media & Tecnolgy course or equivalent.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


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

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 and Wednesday,11 December 2019 Time: 06;00pm to 08:00pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09A


Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019 Time: 11:00am to 01:00pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09A


Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 and Wednesday, 29 January 2020 Time: 06:00pm to 08:00pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09A


Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020 and Thursday, 30 January 2020 Time: 11:00am to 01:00pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09A


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 to 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments preparation, Lynda.Com videos, reading books, attending tutorial sessions.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • looking for acquiring knowledge and skills in Programming, Database & SQL, and System Analysis & Design using OO UML whih will prepare you for going into Software Development Diploma to become a Software Developer.


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

  • weekly Tutorial Support classes available for those who would 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
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 09:00am to 05:30pm and Friday 09:00am to 01:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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?


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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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
ICTPRG402 Apply query language
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
ICTPRG404 Test applications
ICTPRG410 Build a user interface
ICTPRG430 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG414 Apply introductory programming skills in another language
ICTPRG403 Develop data-driven applications
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG419 Analyse software requirements
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
ICTICT420 Develop client user interface
ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTPRG409 Develop mobile applications
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
ICTPRG427 Use XML effectively
ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components

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

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Course Location

205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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