Offering Info

Certificate IV in Programming

  • National Course Code: ICT40518
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT40518-01V01-21BAT-006

Location – Bathurst

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15.5 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Programming gives you the skills you need to launch your career as a software and applications programmer. Develop a range of programming skills and become an integral part of the global digital revolution.

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

Be supported Visit our Scholarships page to discover if you are eligible to apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship.


Through theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use query language to work with databases
  • Develop web based mobile applications
  • Apply object-oriented design and language skills
  • Write and maintain program code
  • Test, debug, diagnose and correct errors and faults in applications
  • Address cyber security requirements
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment


Develop the personal skills and attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level

Career opportunities:

  • Programmer
  • Software developer
  • ICT developer
  • Applications developer


Take your career to the next level:

  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Infrastructure Engineering) with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) with TAFE NSW Degrees


The global digital revolution is here and tech jobs are the third-fastest growing segment in the country.

Forecasts expect 143,000 more tech workers will be needed by 2024 across all industries, including the ICT industry itself.

This course is superseded.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.


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.


There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.


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


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are experienced working with computers
  • Have confidence working with different software programs
  • Hold the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology this is not necessary but can be an advantage

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


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, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have completed the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology or have equivalent skills. They may alternatively have completed IT related studies such as Software Design and Development at the HSC or equivalent level.

To successfully complete this course, you will need access to the following

  • Desktop PC:
  • Minimum: 16G RAM
  • Minimum: 500G HD
  • Minimum: 3.2 GHz (or higher) CPU
  • Minimum: 1680 x 1050 Resolution Display
  • High Speed Internet Connection
  • Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Notepad++
  • Microsoft Office
  • Visual Studio 2019 Enterprise

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


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision of content, research and preparation for assessments. Learners are encouraged to revise content and carry out research activities using the Internet and/or library.

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.


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
  • 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 from 10.00am to 3.00pm and Thursday from 10.00am to 2.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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


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

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

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

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

Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Phone 131 601

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