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ICT41015 Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology


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Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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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.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

This qualification is available to international students at the Casuarina Campus (CRICOS Course No. 095858G). Please refer to for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Information Technology Support Services, Education Support include:

  • Network Operations Technician
  • Client Support Officer (ICT)
  • Technical Officer (ICT)
  • Software Support Technician
  • Computer Technician

Credit transfers & 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email

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.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline


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
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
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
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

  • 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

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving ICT41015 you may undertake articulation into the Bachelor of IT with up to 40 credit points.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

The preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification 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 a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and/or digital literacy assessment is necessary to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine any support requirements.

International Students

Please refer to for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 940 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,008.00
Domestic Full Fees: $14,100.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

International Students

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2019 is AUD $13,400.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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

  • 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:

    Location and study mode

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

    Locations: Casuarina

    Study Mode: Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Information and Communication Technology
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7522
Fax: 08 8946 6667

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


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
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers 120
ICTPRG406 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
ICTWEB415 Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages 60
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification 20
ICTPRG425 Use structured query language 60
ICTPRG417 Apply mathematical techniques for software development 30
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 940

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