skip to content

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

Information Technology

Next intake February 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months
Traineeship Part-time: 12 months

Course description

It is recommended that you successfully complete ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology before you enrol in this course.

Are you looking to expand your skills and gain entry to the broader IT industry? Then this IT course is ideal.

You will learn both theoretical and practical training in programming, coding, cloud, database, networking, systems administration, collaboration and teamwork, help desk support and cyber risk management. You can study some units part time. You will also benefit from our strong industry partnerships with key IT vendors including CISCO networking Academy, and AWS cloud academy. 

Possible career outcomes

  • Technical support officer
  • Applications developer
  • Assistant web developer
  • Computer technician
  • Network Engineer and Systems Administrator

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Contact us

Are you ready to start an aged care traineeship or want to find out more?


2023 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
Workplace  Traineeship: Part-time: 12 months    
2024 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayStart: 5 Feb 2024
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  
2024 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Workplace  Traineeship: Part-time: 12 months    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • Whilst there are no entry requirements it is recommended that applicants have completed a ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology, or have proven industry experience to this level.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes BSBCRT404 50
Apply introductory programming techniques ICTPRG302 40
Comply with IP ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments ICTICT451 60
Contribute to cyber security risk management BSBXCS404 30
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices ICTICT426 60
Identify and resolve client ICT problems ICTSAS432 40
Work collaboratively in the ICT industry ICTICT443 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply introductory object-oriented language skills ICTPRG430 60
Apply introductory programming skills in different languages ICTPRG440 60
Configure cloud services ICTCLD401 60
Create a markup language document ICTWEB452 20
Create basic relational databases ICTDBS416 40
Create scripts for networking ICTNWK428 60
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services ICTCLD301 40
Install and configure virtual machines ICTNWK420 50
Install and manage servers ICTNWK422 40
Install and operate small enterprise branch networks ICTNWK424 60
Install configure and test internet protocol networks ICTTEN434 50
Install configure and test network security ICTNWK421 50
Manage network and data integrity ICTNWK423 40


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.89 per hour 940 AUD $837.00 AUD $6,580.00
Standard Tuition AUD $4.43 per hour 940 AUD $4,164.00 AUD $6,580.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.33 per hour 940 AUD $12,530.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $800.00
Education Levy AUD $141.00
Equipment Levy AUD $250.00 Once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 20/11/2023 4:16:43 PM