The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will give you skills in building, configuring and managing networks, network security, cloud computing, virtualisation and enterprise communication systems. Vital skills for building a career as a network administrator, network security technician or enterprise systems administrator.
Career opportunities, include:
- junior networking assistant
- networking technician
- desktop support technician
- security support officer
- networking security support officer.
Pathways to further study:
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced networking)
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber security)
- BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems
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Studying the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) at Holmesglen
Throughout the course, you will build practical networking skills in Holmesglen's network laboratories and have 24 hr access to the industry standard networking technologies via Holmesglen's NETLAB.
This course also recognises a network technician needs to build a broad base of understanding in other areas as well to support the sophisticated technologies used to support modern business practices. As such you will study network design, server management, virtualisation, operating systems, cyber security and network security.
Experienced and expert teachers, will guide you through the program in a practical environment using the latest industry vendor programs including Cisco, VMware, Palo Alto and Microsoft.
||Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
||Contribute to cyber security risk management
||Identify and resolve client ICT problems
||Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
||Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
||Install and configure virtual machines
||Install and manage servers
||Configure desktop environments
||Install hardware to networks
||Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
||Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
||Develop cyber security incident response plans
||Respond to cyber security incidents
||Run vulnerability assessments for an organisation
||Create scripts for networking
||Select cloud storage solutions
||Apply introductory programming techniques
||Manage network and data integrity
||Install, configure and test network security
| Code || Name |
|ICTICT451||Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments|
|ICTICT443||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry|
|BSBXCS404||Contribute to cyber security risk management|
|ICTSAS432||Identify and resolve client ICT problems|
|ICTICT426||Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices|
|BSBCRT404||Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes|
|ICTNWK420||Install and configure virtual machines|
|ICTNWK422||Install and manage servers|
|ICTNWK427||Configure desktop environments|
|ICTNWK429||Install hardware to networks|
|ICTNWK424||Install and operate small enterprise branch networks|
|ICTTEN434||Install, configure and test internet protocol networks|
|ICTCYS405||Develop cyber security incident response plans|
|ICTCYS406||Respond to cyber security incidents|
|ICTCYS404||Run vulnerability assessments for an organisation|
|ICTNWK428||Create scripts for networking|
|ICTICT428||Select cloud storage solutions|
|ICTPRG302||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTNWK423||Manage network and data integrity|
|ICTNWK421||Install, configure and test network security|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no prerequisites as per the Training Package.
Holmesglen does require applicants to have the:
• ability to search for specific information using a web browser and search engine
• confidence in turning on a computer, opening an application, and completing a specified task
• ability to follow instructions to download and install applications
Applicants intending to learn remotely will require access to:
PC computer or laptop with the following minimum specification:
• Quad Core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 200GB of Storage, 2 Ghz or faster processor
• Access to internet connection (ADSL or cable connection desirable)
• Windows 10 - available free through Holmesglen OnTheHub
• Windows server 2019 - available free through Holmesglen OnTheHub
• PC Monitor 24" (dual monitor optional but preferred)
• Headset/earphone with microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
• Packet Tracer - free to download
• NETLab - free, accessed via web Holmesglen url
• NetAcad - free, accessed through Cisco learning academy
• VMware workstation Pro - available free through Holmesglen OnTheHub
• Kali Linux - free to download
• LinkedIn Learning - free access via Holmesglen url
• Microsoft Office Suite - free access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
• WebEx - free to download
• Visual Studio Code - free to download
• Storage - free via Holmesglen OneDrive or student can access free storage offered by google drive or dropbox, alternatively student can purchase an external SSD hard disk with minimum 250gb (prices vary).
• 7Zip or an equivalent compression utility - free to download
• Google Chrome – recommended web browser
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs. Learners digital and computer skills are confirmed during the interview.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion, you will receive the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) qualification.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession