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Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 6 months , Part Time: 1 year



The Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies is the ideal pathway into the web development industry.

Gaining knowledge in cutting-edge technology, you will have the opportunity to acquire skills in web design and development, content management systems, mobile-first responsive web design, user interface design (UI) and user experience design (UX).

Additionally, you will learn Google Analytics to track, analyse and report website data.

While undertaking this certificate, you will be trained to use a variety of technologies to rapidly prototype and develop websites including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and WordPress.

You will learn to create richer, accessible sites, fast and efficiently. Skills learned in Bootstrap will help you design and develop responsive, accessible, and mobile-ready websites.

Facilitation in WordPress will focus on teaching you how to get the most out of using this industry-standard software. You will learn to create and publish posts and pages; customise your site with themes, widgets and custom menus; and learn how to extend WordPress even further with plugins. This will open up the door for you to create a whole range of web solutions for clients including online stores, social platforms and much, much more. You will also learn how to secure your sites to keep them safe and secure.

This is a practical, industry-based course that will provide you with a firm foundation to step into the workforce or continue with further education in the web development field.

Up-to-date Mac and PC labs are available to help you become a versatile web and multimedia designer and developer.

Course structure

The following skills areas are focused on throughout the duration of this course:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Brackets
- Interface Design
- User Experiences and User Interface design (UX & UI)
- Logo Design
- Digital Imaging
- Responsive Design
- Mobile First Design
- Javascript
- jQuery
- CSS3
- Content Management Systems
- Project Management
- Team Work

To receive this qualification you must complete eight core units and 14 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


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.





Design simple web page layouts


Develop cascading style sheets


Design a website to meet technical requirements


Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs


Create a markup language document to specification


Transfer content to a website using commercial packages


Evaluate and select a web hosting service


Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment


Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes


Create visual design components for digital media


Determine and confirm client business requirements


Create user interfaces


Develop complex web page layouts


Build a graphical user interface


Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages


Develop client user interface


Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages


Create basic databases


Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data


Create technical documentation


Maintain website performance


Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports

Entry requirements

Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore lees than 5.5


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.



After completing this course, you will receive ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies.


Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies students may complete a further one year of study to achieve the ICT50615 Diploma of Website Development.


- Assistant website designer
- Assistant website developer
- Server side software developer
- UX & UI designer
- Assistant web marketing analyst
- Assistant graphic designer
- Digital media designer/developer
- Web applications developer
- Assistant cloud applications developer

How to apply


Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at:

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703



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.




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Contact details

Web Design and Development Open Days

If you are interested in web development or 3D game development, come to our Open Day where you can choose to undertake either a web development or a 3D modelling/gaming workshop. Use current industry standard software to create and build a responsive website using the most popular front end framework for developing websites. Alternatively you can have a go at creating 3D models and a 3D game. Talk to teachers about your pathway to a creative career and let us give you a taste of these ever-evolving industries, even if you have had no previous experience. You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools course, the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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