The Certificate IV in Information Technology will give you skills in building, configuring and managing networks, network security, cloud computing, virtualisation and enterprise communication systems. These skills are key to entering the workforce and building a future career as a network administrator, network security technician or enterprise systems administrator.
Career opportunities, include:
- junior networking assistant
- networking technician
- help desk support officer
Pathways to further study:
- ICT50418 Diploma of Information Technology Networking
- ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
- BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems
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Studying the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking at Holmesglen
You'll learn in state-of-the-art networking laboratories, equipped with the latest and greatest tools and technology.
And you will develop skills in a wide range of areas including network design, server management, virtualisation, operating systems and network security.
After graduating, you’ll be awarded the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking. Then, you can undertake another six months of further study to acquire the Diploma of Information Technology Networking – your gateway to a Bachelor degree.
||Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
||Install and configure virtual machines
||Identify and use current virtualisation technologies
||Install and manage a server
||Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
||Build a small wireless local area network
||Determine and confirm client business requirements
||Create scripts for networking
||Implement secure encryption technologies
||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
||Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches
||Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
||Install, configure and test a router
||Manage network and data integrity
||Build security into virtual private networks
||Install, configure and test network security
| Code || Name |
|ICTNWK404||Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network|
|ICTNWK420||Install and configure virtual machines|
|ICTNWK419||Identify and use current virtualisation technologies|
|ICTNWK401||Install and manage a server|
|ICTTEN416||Install, configure and test an internet protocol network|
|ICTNWK405||Build a small wireless local area network|
|ICTICT401||Determine and confirm client business requirements|
|ICTNWK409||Create scripts for networking|
|ICTNWK502||Implement secure encryption technologies|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|BSBWHS304||Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes|
|ICTTEN419||Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches|
|ICTNWK508||Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches|
|ICTTEN417||Install, configure and test a router|
|ICTNWK403||Manage network and data integrity|
|ICTNWK416||Build security into virtual private networks|
|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.
No entry requirements into this qualification as per the training package.
However, Holmesglen does require applicants to have the ability to:
• turn on a computer
• use a mouse and keyboard
• open and close a software application
• conduct a search in a web browser
• send and receive an email
• save a file, and locate a saved file
• download and install software application
Applicants intending to learn remotely will require access to:
A PC computer or Android laptop with the following minimum specification:
Quad Core CPU
• 8GB of RAM
• 200GB of Storage
• Operating System: Windows 10
• PC Monitor 24" ( dual monitor optional but preferred)
• Head set microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
• Remote learners will require access to Internet
Software: Windows Office 16
Access to a reliable Internet Connection
Headset with microphone
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 ICT40418 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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|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