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ICT41015 Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology

Overview

ICT41015

095858G

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of four (4) teaching period or one (1) year on a full-time basis. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMPUTING
Occupation types
Ict Support Technicians Nfd
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering
Information Technology

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification due to be replaced during 2022. It is recommended that students contact CDU for current course details.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at the Casuarina campus (CRICOS Course No. 095858G).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Systems Analysis and Design include:
>ICT Support Technicians
>desktop deployment technician
>level 1 help desk support
>network support administrator
>network operations support
>network operations technician
>network technician

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways into the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to the Bachelor of Information Technology. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include: Completion of ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications.
OR
Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of IT work environments in a network support role, including administrator, manager, operations analyst, operations engineer/technician, or technician. A pre-enrolment interview will be conducted where the lecturer will determine whether the student has the required language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and/or digital literacy skills to undertake the course and to determine any support requirements.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the ICT Training Package.

Additional information

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus and online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE IV IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY a total of TWENTY (20) units of competency must be completed comprising TWELVE (12) Core and EIGHT (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 940

Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS304
Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
30
BSBSUS401
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
40
ICTICT401
Determine and confirm client business requirements
40
ICTICT418
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
40
ICTICT421
Connect, maintain and configure hardware components
40
ICTNWK404
Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
60
ICTNWK405
Build a small wireless local area network
20
ICTPRG414
Apply introductory programming skills in another language
60
ICTSAS425
Configure and troubleshoot operating system software
40
ICTSAS426
Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults
40
ICTWEB411
Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
40
ICTTEN417
Install, configure and test a router
60
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
ICTNWK507
Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
120
ICTPRG430
Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
60
ICTSAS420
Provide first-level remote help-desk support
30
ICTTEN416
Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
50
ICTWEB429
Create a markup language document to specification
20
ICTWEB430
Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
60
UNNAMED ELECTIVES
ICTPRG425
Use structured query language
60
ICTPRG417
Apply mathematical techniques for software development
30
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
940

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.