Certificate IV in Information Technology

Jobs and Skills WA: Information technology ICT courses
An exciting career in information technology awaits — FEE FREE!

If you love new technology and are looking for a career with lots of diversity and employment opportunities then this could be for you! This qualification provides skills and knowledge in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and practices, in different organisational contexts.

You'll gain a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, testing, systems analysis and design, security, database development, programming and web development support. 

This course will get you job ready for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and data analyst.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT40120 | WA State ID: BFF9

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Set yourself up for a career in an in-demand industry. 

Year long course - commences in January 2024

This qualification will provide you with theoretical and technical skills to support a wide range of information technology roles. You'll develop skills in a variety of areas including: 

  • Database development
  • Database maintenance
  • Gaming development
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Systems administration support
  • Web development

Half price fees apply! 


This qualification has been tailored to reflect the needs of the ICT networking support workforce. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be competent in a wide range of general information and ICT technical functions. Participants will be able to develop, rectify and manage computer networks as required by their organisation, as well as liaise with third-party ICT service providers.

Information technology has the opportunity for both generalist and specialist information technology workers. Completion of this qualification allows learners to choose their area. It also opens up a range of further study options, including specialist certificates and higher level qualifications.

Certificate IV in Information Technology is available for trainees only. It is not available online for the public.


Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

Join an Industry that makes a difference to the economy on a daily basis and enjoy the diversity of where a career in technology can take you. The Information Technology industry is constantly evolving and is one of the fastest growing industries in the country due to the reliance on digital transformation across work, study and life. When you complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology you will gain career enhancing knowledge and skills to support a wide range of growing information technology fields. You will be an attractive applicant for in-demand roles such as ICT systems support, web and database support, cloud administrator and Cyber Security analyst.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) at both the Thornlie and Rockingham campuses provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. Available pathways are from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in networking, cyber security, systems support, cloud engineering and programming.

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) at Murdoch provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

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When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in Information Technology. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.

 You will have the skills and knowledge necessary for database development such as interpreting specifications, technical designs and flow charts, scripting database creation and manipulation modifying software applications, constructing technical specifications from models as well as testing, and writing technical documents. Additionally, you will learn skills related to database management such as managing, cleaning, storing, and verifying organisational data as well as evaluating compliance with internal and external data ethics regulations and legislation.

Students also learn systems administration support skills to implement maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications.

 Specialisations are available in:

Networking - involving installation, configuration and testing of organisation-hosted and cloud-hosted networks and servers; as well as

Programming - in a range of modern object-oriented languages, analysing client requirements to design, build, test and deploy software applications in Mobile Apps, Websites & Web Apps, Desktop Apps, Console Apps & Services and Device/Robotic Controllers.

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

Skills Strategies International offers Traineeships in ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology Training is conducted via two pathways:
1. Traineeships are conducted onsite at your workplace for your convenience. A customised training plan contextualised to your workplace will be created for you, from a variety of competencies available to suit your job requirements. 
2. Institutional Based training is conducted online with our trainer in a virtual classroom setting. Access to our online learning platform and learning resources provided.
Please visit our website www.skillstrategies.edu.au or phone (08) 6143 2180 for more information

Delivery location


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.