ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

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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 (Programming)

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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.

ICT Foundations
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problems
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management
Programming Foundations
ICTPRG430Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG437Build a user interface
ICTPRG441Apply skills in object-oriented design
ICTPRG440Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
ICTPRG433Test software developments
Programming Skills
ICTPRG443Apply intermediate programming skills in different languages
ICTPRG549Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG547Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTICT449Use version control systems in development environments
Web Apps
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script
ICTWEB430Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB517Create web-based programs
ICTPRG538Create mashups

What is the total cost?

The full retail price of the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) 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