Certificate IV in Information Technology

Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology

Program Description

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology

Certificate IV in IT course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support.

Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

Course Requirements

Competency in 20 units must be obtained for Certificate IV in Information Technology qualification. JHIT offers the following 20 highly sought after units as part of this qualification.

  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
  • ICTSAS421 Support users and troubleshoot desktop applications
  • ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network
  • ICTSAS307 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network
  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK402 Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
  • ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
  • ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router
  • ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
  • ICTICT420 Develop client user interface
  • ICTPRG403 Develop data-driven applications
  • ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
  • ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
  • ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB420 Write content for web pages
  • ICTWEB409 Develop cascading style sheets

Please note that it is possible to select alternative units, subject to packaging rules, specific requirements and with the agreement of JHIT.

Entry Requirements and Pathways

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but candidates require information technology knowledge and skills to cope with the standard of the qualification which may include:

  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Relevant qualifications or demonstrated vocational experience

For international students

The Australian Government publishes rules governing English language proficiency for international students. You should find your visa requirement on www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500- or contact us to find the English requirement.

Generally, international students need an IELTS band score of 5.5, or recognised equivalent, to demonstrate their English proficiency for Certificate or Diploma courses. Alternatively, students can join in this course having IELTS band score of 5.0 if they have ELICOS.

Possible Job Roles

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Computer Technician
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Support Professional
  • Information Systems Operator
  • PC Support
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Support
  • Technical Support
  • User Support Technician
  • Network Operations Technician

Assessment methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be used to assess student competency in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Simulated Activities
  • Real Work Activities
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations

Certification on Course completion

Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this package will receive a Statement of Attainment and upon successful completion of any of the courses requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised qualification ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology issued by Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology (JHIT).

Develop your Employability Skills

The development of Employability Skills is integrated into the delivery and assessment of this qualification. Employability Skills are skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts. There are eight Employability Skills: communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning, and technology. The Employability Skills Summary lists the elements of each skill that have been identified for this qualification. Please visit: www.training.gov.au and www.deewr.gov.au for details.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning enables a participant to receive recognition for the current skills, knowledge and experience they possess regardless of where the learning was obtained. These skills can be gained from:

  • Previous study
  • Work experience
  • General life experience
  • Prior qualifications and/or results

RPL is an assessment process through which the knowledge, skills and experience previously gained by you are applied towards the achievement of competencies required for a particular qualification outcome. This assessment process helps you get the qualification you deserve without duplicating learning.

Please contact JHIT directly to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Course Credit

Australian Qualifications and Statements of Attainment that have been issued by any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will be recognised by Jabin Hopkins Institute of Technology and students will not be required to complete these units again. To apply for Credit Transfer students must be able to present their original Qualification or Statement of Attainment or certified copies, with national codes and titles that match the current course in which a student is enrolled.

Students may also apply for Credit Transfer for other units undertaken elsewhere and have these units count towards the qualification, where these units are applicable.

Course availability

JHIT has regular intakes for each of its qualifications. These are based around the school terms as follows:

January Term 1 intake

April Term 2 intake (subject to change)

July Term 3 intake

October Term 4 intake (subject to change)

Please contact JHIT to confirm the next set of available intake dates for the course and see which date best suits your needs.

Course Duration

1 Year (52 weeks) which include 40 weeks of teaching and 12 weeks of break all together. 20 contact hours per week for full time students which may include online or distance delivery. Different arrangement may be organised if the candidates have relevant knowledge & skills.

Delivery Mode

At least 80% of contact hours are Face to Face in the Classroom. Different arrangement may be organised if the candidates have relevant knowledge & skills.


Charges vary between courses, subjects and time; please contact JHIT directly to know the current course fees.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
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1 year
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Australia - Adelaide, South Australia
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