Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Code ICT40415
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 660 hours

Course Overview

The ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking is a recognised qualification to become a qualified IT professional. Our graduates work in a variety of jobs, including:

  • Network Support
  • Network Administration
  • IT Support
  • Help Desk
  • Network Technician

Looking to start a career in IT Support? The ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking teaches network design, installation and troubleshooting skills. You’ll be an in-demand graduate because you’ve practiced skills on real machines, with experienced instructors right on hand to help. And because our instructors are all industry experts, you’ll graduate through using up to date leading-edge technology. Topics covered include network security, computer and network hardware, IT troubleshooting, software applications, network and stand alone operating systems and other IT support areas.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking course provides a direct pathway into employment in areas such as Network Support, Network Administration, IT Support, Help Desk and Network Technician roles.

Working in this industry will involve working with a wide range of people across an organisation, performing roles that deal with customers, working with software and hardware issues, planning and implementation and problem solving. Work hours are generally business hours, Monday to Friday but may include hours outside of this to minimise the effect on business of computer maintenance and upgrades.

Further studies
After gaining this qualification you might wish to undertake further study in the ICA50411 Diploma of Information Technology.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside of their training sessions or work hours.

Students must be employed in a workplace as a Trainee and have a Training Contract.

A timetable for completion of each of the units will be developed with you. You will be expected to complete the required reading, research, exercises and assessments through self-direction. You will be supported by your teachers as required via phone, email and one-on-one face-to-face or Skype meetings. The trainer will visit the trainee in the workplace a minimum of 4 times and maintain monthly contact.

During the duration of the traineeship you wil be required to undertake:

Relevant duties in their workplace to a competent standard
Self-paced learning, reading and satisfactory completion of the activities of an online resource for this unit.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Robert Squires
Location: All campuses

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 660 $4.77 $3,148.20 $8.50 $5,610.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 660 $0.95 $629.64 $8.50 $5,610.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 660 $6.35 $4,191.00 $10.00 $6,600.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 660 $1.27 $838.20 $10.00 $6,600.00
Full Fee 660 $4.87 $3,214.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 660 $0.20 $132.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course
  • Be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices/Trainees only)

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
Units of Competency

ICT40415 – Core Units
ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTICT401 – Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTNWK402 – Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
ICTNWK401 – Install and manage a server
ICTTEN416 – Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
ICTNWK404 – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTNWK403 – Manage network and data integrity
BSBWHS304 – Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

ICT40415 – Elective Units
ICTICT408 – Create technical documentation
ICTICT422 – Participate in ICT services
ICTNWK405 – Build a small wireless local area network
ICTNWK406 – Install, configure and test network security
ICTNWK407 – Install and configure client-server applications and services
ICTNWK410 – Install hardware to a network
ICTNWK411 – Deploy software to networked computers
ICTNWK412 – Create network documentation
ICTSAS426 – Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults
ICTTEN408 – Complete equipment and software upgrades
ICTTEN419 – Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
ICTTEN420 – Design, install and configure an internetwork
ICTTEN427 – Conduct site surveys to identify carrier installation requirements

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • activities and observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests and portfolios.

The Trainee’s Competency Based Completion Training Plan will document start and end dates which will need to be complied with to ensure the required training and assessment is completed within the duration of the Traineeship.

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in a Traineeship/Apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.