Qualification descriptor

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.
They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Prerequisite requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must provide evidence of successfully completed Year 11 or equivalent.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age at time of course commencement.
  • Students need an appropriate level of English to undertake this course (such as an English level of upper intermediate or IELTS 5.5). Please refer to Nortwest’s student enrolment requirements for more information.

Pathways into the qualification

  • None

This is a sample course only.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/ElectiveHours
ICTWEB432Design website layoutsElective100
ICTWEB447Build basic website using development software and ICT toolsElective80
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environmentsCore40
ICTICT429Determine and confirm client business requirementsElective60
ICTCLD401Configure cloud servicesElective80
ICTICT427Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet organisational needsElective60
ICTICT425Implement WHS, environmental sustainability and anti-discrimination practices in an ICT workplaceElective40
ICTICT435Create technical documentationElective80
ICTWEB443Implement search engine optimisationsElective100
ICTWEB446Integrate social web technologiesElective80
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practicesCore60
ICTWEB450Evaluate and select a web hosting serviceElective40
ICTWEB434Transfer content to websitesElective80
ICTWEB436Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reportsElective100
ICTWEB435Maintain website performanceElective80
BSBCRT411Apply critical thinking to work practicesCore60
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industryCore40
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problemsCore80
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniquesCore100
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk managementCore80

After achieving the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology, candidates may undertake a range of Diploma or further higher education level qualifications within the ICA11 Training Package, or other Training Packages.

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
Further general information about studies and regulations can be found here.