This self-paced, fully flexible, online Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) will deliver the skills you need to design and develop rich, engaging websites and web applications for both mobile and desktop devices.
Career opportunities, include:
- web applications developer
- UX & UI designer
- assistant website designer
- assistant website developer
- assistant web marketing analyst
- assistant digital media developer
- digital media designer/developer
Pathways to further study:
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Front End Web Development)
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development)
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)
- Bachelor of Information Systems
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Studying the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) at Holmesglen
Learn everything about web design and development – in the comfort of your own home.
The program is the ideal starting point to build your portfolio and get into the web development industry. You will be mentored by experienced developers who will help you build stunning modern websites and prepare you for your future job as a Web Developer.
You'll learn to build elegant, responsive websites and web applications using the tools and techniques required in the industry. Open lab sessions are also available with experienced developers who can mentor and guide you through any learning challenges. This course focuses on the essential skills and knowledge needed to build front-end websites and applications.
Practical lessons and programming challenges are supported by supplementary videos/screencasts via Brightspace.
You will learn to create rich, efficient, responsive (Mobile Ready), and accessible websites. This is a practical, industry-based program that will provide you with a firm foundation to step into the workforce or continue with further education in the web development field. Technologies that are used in industry and in-demand have been selected for delivery based on industry consultation and partnerships.
You’ll be trained in a number of in-demand technologies and skills such as:
• OOP (Object Orientated Programming)
• User Interface and User Experience Design
• Responsive Design
• Database Design (SQL)
• PHP and WordPress
• Deployment and Cyber Security.
The program content material is in the form of online step-by-step video telecasts/screencasts with practical self-paced exercises to test learning outcomes. The learning material is accessible through our online Learning Management System (LMS), Brightspace. Learners are also encouraged to engage with other learners and teachers in the discussion forum where they can post their queries and work in progress for peer feedback through Brightspace. Also they can submit their work in progress within Brightspace for feedback from their teacher/assessor.
You are expected to allocate between 12 to 15 hours per week for study. You are also encouraged to attend the weekly scheduled whole day Open Computer Laboratories as well as the WebEx sessions twice per week. In addition, learners will have access to online video libraries from Lynda.com. Teachers are also available via phone, email or WebEx.
||Create and style simple markup language documents
||Create a markup language document
||Confirm accessibility of websites
||Design website layouts
||Implement search engine optimisations
||Evaluate and select a web hosting service
||Create responsive website layouts
||Apply introductory programming techniques
||Build a user interface
||Produce basic client-side script
||Research and apply emerging web technology trends
||Implement content management systems
||Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
||Transfer content to websites
||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
| Code || Name |
|ICTWEB431||Create and style simple markup language documents|
|ICTWEB452||Create a markup language document|
|ICTWEB433||Confirm accessibility of websites|
|ICTWEB432||Design website layouts|
|ICTWEB443||Implement search engine optimisations|
|ICTWEB450||Evaluate and select a web hosting service|
|ICTWEB444||Create responsive website layouts|
|ICTPRG302||Apply introductory programming techniques|
|ICTPRG437||Build a user interface|
|ICTWEB441||Produce basic client-side script|
|ICTWEB527||Research and apply emerging web technology trends|
|ICTWEB445||Implement content management systems|
|ICTWEB430||Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages|
|ICTWEB434||Transfer content to websites|
|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|
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.
Holmesglen requires 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
- save a file, and locate a saved file
- download and install software applications
A Mac or PC computer or laptop with the following minimum specification:
- Quad Core CPU
- 8GB of RAM
- 200GB of Storage
- 2 Ghz or faster processor
- operating system: Windows 10
- PC Monitor 24" (dual monitor optional but preferred)
- head set microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
- access to internet connection (ADSL or cable connection desirable)
- purchase web hosting space and domain name minimum of 6 months
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Visual Studio
- Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome – recommended web browser
- USB/Harddrive (minimum 8gb) or google drive/dropbox account for storage
Holmesglen does require applicants who undertake this program require digital literacy skills and the ability to:
• turn on a computer
• connect to the internet
• use a mouse, keyboard, headset with microphone or speakers and webcam
• open and close a software application
• conduct a search in a web browser
• send and receive emails
• save a file, and locate a saved file
• download and install software application.
• use webinar software to participate in remote learning
Learner's digital and computer skills are determined and confirmed during the Pre Training Review interview and BKSB results.
Applicants will require access to:
A PC computer or laptop with the following minimum specification:
• 8GB of RAM
• 200GB of Storage
• 2 GHz or faster processor
• Operating System: Windows 16
• PC Monitor 24" (dual monitor optional but preferred)
• Headset/earphone with microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
• Access to an internet connection (ADSL or cable connection desirable)
• Microsoft Word - access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
• WebEx - free to download
• Adobe Photoshop - student to purchase or access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
• Adobe Illustrator - student to purchase or access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
• Adobe Dreamweaver - student to purchase or access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
• Visual Studio Code - free to download
• GitHub - free to download
• Bracket - free to download
• Web hosting space and domain name minimum of 6-month - student to purchase or use the department's available server.
• 7Zip or an equivalent compression utility - free to download
• Google Chrome – recommended web browser
• Onedrive or google drive/dropbox account for storage
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. Your digital literacy skills will be assessed in this interview.These assessments will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your computer skills as above and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
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 of this program, you will receive an ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development).
Connections with industry
Web design and development is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world right now. The industry is growing as internet and smart phone usage increases. IT has become one of the most important industries in Australia, helping to power businesses, organisations, and people all around the world.
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