Certificate IV in Programming

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Assistant Software Developer | Assistant Web Developer | Assistant Programmer | Assistant Applications Programmer | Assistant Web Application Programmer | View All

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

The Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518) course offered by Upskilled will give you basic programming skills in the most commonly used programming languages.

Studying this course, you will learn about query language and how to build a user interface, develop data-driven applications and analyse software requirements. You will also be able to specialise your education by choosing your electives to suit your career goals.


Anyone can apply, however, it is recommended that you use the following pathways:

  • After achieving Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of programming-related work environments in software programming, application programming, web development, or similar

What You’ll Learn

In this IT course, the subjects you will study include:

  • ICTPRG406 – Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG419 – Analyse software requirements
  • ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTPRG404 – Test applications
  • ICTPRG402 – Apply query language
  • ICTPRG403 – Develop data-driven applications
  • ICTPRG414 – Apply introductory programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG410 – Build a user interface
  • ICTPRG415 – Apply skills in object-oriented design
  • ICTPRG405 – Automate processes
  • ICTPRG409 – Develop mobile applications
  • ICTDBS403 – Create basic databases
  • ICTICT420 – Develop client user interface
  • ICTPRG527 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG418 – Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG413 – Use a library or pre-existing components
  • ICTICT408 – Create technical documentation
  • ICTPRG427 – Use XML effectively

Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

Why study with Upskilled?

Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and accredited courses at a certificate and diploma level. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes.

Upskilled understand the impacts of the digital age and are committed to delivering a premier online training experience that will revolutionise the way you learn. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!

Student Support

As a student of Upskilled, you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

Upskilled recognise that learning is an interaction. For that reason, they've put in place the right tools that deliver effective skills learning and are interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518) from Upskilled.

Upon completion of this IT course, you will have the skills and training to be able to work in a range of junior programming roles. Depending on the electives you choose, you may be equipped for a career in digital, multimedia or games programming, or systems programming.

Curious about where a career in information technology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1 – Save 15% when you pay upfront 
Total course cost:$3,780 (down from $4,450)

Option 2 – 24-month interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $43 a week!