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Certificate IV in Information Technology

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    TAFE NSW North Coast (RTO 90010)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Systems Administrator | Technical Support Officer | Applications Developer | Assistant Web Developer | View all

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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

About this course

Equipping yourself with a qualification in information technology is a great way to keep your skills and experience relevant and in demand. As the IT landscape continues to change and grow, companies are increasingly on the look out for qualified IT professionals to add value to the business.

This Certificate IV in Information Technology, offered through Open Colleges, will give you the skills and training to be able to understand IT projects and install, manage and support servers. Awarded by TAFE NSW North Coast, this program is an accredited qualification that will ensure you are job-ready, with practical skills and experience.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have finished Year 10 and have a minimum of one year of work experience; OR
  • Have a nationally recognised qualification at a certificate II level or higher; OR
  • Have at least two years' relevant work experience

Areas of study

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

  • Creating technical documents to meet client needs
  • Understanding projects and providing instruction
  • Communicating effectively and configuring a desktop
  • Managing priorities and learning about copyright, ethics and privacy
  • Implementing sustainable practises and deploying software
  • Supporting systems, installing and managing servers and building a small wireless LAN
  • Prioritising changes and installing virtual machines
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Information Technology from TAFE NSW North Coast.

The information, communication and technology industry is a highly rewarding and multi-faceted area. With this qualification in hand, you may find work in a range of IT areas such as IT support, networking and project management.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $70.36 per week (56 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,232 upfront payment

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