ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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Secure Your Future With A Career in IT!


In-person - 12 months full time
Online - 18 months part time

Study Mode

In-person or online


Adelaide CBD


Full Fee


Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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Every part of our world is now connected – we live and work online.

The call for highly skilled infrastructure experts is urgent, and this need is expected to increase for many years to come. New technologies, the sudden need for many to work from home and more businesses using the ‘cloud’ mean there has never been a better time to become part of highly skilled career ensuring we remain connected.

Public and private organisations require skilled staff to design, build, administer and manage an infrastructure that needs to be ‘always on’. Your interest in technology means you are in the box seat for a lifetime career.

What Will You Study?

As a student of our industry-built certificate iv information technology qualification, you will be introduced to current technologies and tools providing you advanced technical and hands-on skills that can be immediately applied for any business or organisation upon graduation.

As Academy IT has delivered vendor-based training since 2007, you will undertake studies built upon best practice and cutting-edge vendor based and open-source tools.

You will learn…

  • Identifying suitable emerging technologies
  • Applying ethics and privacy
  • Design strong risk management
  • Customer support management
  • Network operating systems design and implementation
  • Connecting and configuring hardware
  • The role of a support desk in customer satisfaction
  • Identifying and resolving cyber security incidents
  • Threat analysis and response
  • Business Continuity
  • Applying IP, ethics and privacy requirements
  • Developing and managing service level agreements
  • Security architecture and frameworks
  • Introductory programming techniques
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The key clients for this qualification are people who have entry level knowledge and skills in IT wishing to build on those skills to better support the organisations and take advantage of possible advancement opportunities into Networking positions.

This group may include:

  • school leavers
  • unemployed workers
  • recent migrants
  • people who wish to enter a new industry
  • employed persons looking for confirmation of skills and knowledge
  • people who wish to up skill

Students must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a relevant Certificate III in an ICT or related qualification or have six months industry experience.

Applicants for this qualification without relevant formal qualifications or experience may be requested to undertake a pre-assessment of industry knowledge and skills prior to enrolment to ensure the required foundational knowledge is in place to build upon with this Certificate IV level study.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are:

  • Information systems security officer
  • Office systems administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Service desk specialist

Study Pathways

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

VET: ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology or other related Diploma

University: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, or Bachelor of Information Systems

Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

For RPL to be granted, the course applicant must provide quality evidence that s/he:

  • Has attained the competencies described in the unit/s of competency that are being claimed
  • Possesses current competency in the unit/s that are being claimed
  • Possesses the required underpinning knowledge specified in the unit/s of competency
  • Has applied the relevant competencies in a context that is applicable to their area of specialisation in resource and infrastructure.

The evidence, which has been gathered by the assessor or the candidate, as proof of current competency may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples.

The assessor must ensure that such evidence complies with the rules of evidence, namely that it is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.
AIT offers a simple but methodical RPL process which is outlined in its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.


Code Title
Core Units
BSBCRT404 Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management
ICTICT426 Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTSAS432 Identify and resolve client ICT problems
Elective Units
ICTCLD301 Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTCLD401 Configure cloud services
ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines
ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers
ICTTEN434 Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
ICTNWK424 Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
ICTNWK429 Install hardware to networks
ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security
ICTNWK423 Manage network and data integrity
Options(Choose One of Three)
Option 1 AWS Certified Solutions Architect related 4 units OR
ICTCLD501* Develop cloud disaster recovery plans
ICTCLD502* Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD503* Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure
ICTCLD504* Improve cloud-based infrastructure
Option 2 AWS Certified SysOps Administrator related 4 units OR
ICTCLD505^ Implement cloud infrastructure with code
ICTCLD506^ Implement virtual network in cloud environments
ICTCLD507^ Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms
ICTCLD508^ Manage infrastructure in cloud environments
Option 3 AWS Certified Developer related 4 units
ICTCLD514 Create and test cloud-based serverless applications
ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
ICTPRG438 Configure and maintain databases
ICTICT449 Use version control systems in development environments

What is the total cost?

The full retail price of the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is $4400 online (2024 pricing).

An equipment fee of $250 is payable at enrolment.

Is there government funding support?


Online – Pay only $1500 if you qualify for the Skilling SA program!

Eligibility information for Skilling SA is provided here –> skills.sa.gov.au.

Eligibility will be verified as part of the enrolment process.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes – Inquire

Additional information

Full Fee