Certificate in Information Technology Networking


Program Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and manage small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team.

Upon successful completion of all units in this course, students are eligible for the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking-ICT40415. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • network support
  • network operations support
  • network operations technician
  • network technician
  • network support technician

Pathways from the qualification:

ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking or a range of other ICT Diploma qualifications.

Major study areas:

  • Install & manage networks and servers
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Project management
  • Network design
  • Business needs & technical requirements

Entry Requirements

Requirements for entry into this qualification are as follows:

  • The students must be over 18 years of age,
  • The students must have a successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • After achieving ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT30115 OR
  • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in a network support role, including administrator, manager, operations analyst, operations, engineer/technician, or technician.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Primary evidence:

In order to be offered a place at Pacific College, the overseas student must demonstrate the evidence of one of the following tests:

  • IELTS 5.5*
  • TOEFL iBT 46
  • PTE Academic 42
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 47
  • OET Pass
  • TOEFL PBT 527

Alternative evidence:

  • The overseas student who has scored below the minimum required score in the tests mentioned above, he/she must have undertaken or agree in undertaking of English Language program (ELICOS) of at least 10 weeks.


  • The overseas student who has studied in Australia for as at least 6 months will be deemed to have required level of language proficiency provided the application is accompanied by a proof that he/she has duly completed Certificate IV or above qualification and the medium of instructions was English.


  • The on-shore student not having IELTS/TOEFL/ PTE Academic/Cambridge or ELICOS certificate may also satisfy the language requirement, if they can demonstrate ALTE Level 3 or above score in the test conducted by the College.

Course Structure and Competency Units

To attain the ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, the packaging rules require students to complete 17 units comprising eight (8) core units and nine (9) elective units.

According to the packaging rules, there are no specified entry requirements or pre-requisites for this course.

Teaching and Assessment Method

The teaching method includes theoretical concepts and classroom discussion with cases from different organisations. Students will be facilitated to develop skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements for each competency units and their elements.

All assessment of units of competence will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the officially endorsed Training Package for this qualification.

The assessment, procedures and the criteria for judging performance will be made clear to, all participants enrolled in this course. Assessments will be conducted for each part of the training program, and the processes will be valid, reliable, fair and flexible.

Assessment processes will cover the broad range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with their practical application. Assessment processes will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired.

In general during this course, assessment involves students’ performance on range of criteria including class performance and presentation, oral and written test, demonstrations and other class works.

Students will receive feedback upon the completion of the assessment process from relevant assessor. If students are not satisfied with the assessment result, they can appeal for reassessment according to the College reassessment policy and procedure (refer to the Student Handbook).

Campus Location

The campus is conveniently located in Auburn, which is approximately 20 km from Sydney CBD and is just 3 minutes walk from the Auburn Train Station. The street address is Level 1, 91-95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144.

Local Environment and Facilities

Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually. Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Our class consists of students from different countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. Classrooms are equipped with modern computers with latest equipments and high-speed Internet search facility. Other facilities include library with resource books and reference books, kitchen, etc.

Our classes are small in size and our friendly lecturers focus on individual students needs during the learning process.

Many lecturers use multimedia projectors or overhead projectors for visual aids during their classes. Computers are available in computer-labs for student use. Students can use these computers during their class hours to complete their assignments, or for Internet research. Assignments can be printed for a nominal charge or can be submitted to lecturers through e-mail.

Cost associated to study in Australia

The cost of receiving an education in Australia is fairly high, taking into account tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Living cost always depends on individual students however, the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs advises students to have AU$18,610 per year. Therefore you have to make arrangements to ensure payment of costs incurred in Australia before making the move.

Other Fees

  • Course Application Fee: AU$150
  • Accommodation Placement Fee: AU$200
  • Airport Transfer Fee: AU$200
Last updated Dec 2017

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About the School

Pacific College of Technology is an award-winning registered provider of vocational education and training, offering courses in Accounting, Business, Management and Information Technology.

Pacific College of Technology is an award-winning registered provider of vocational education and training, offering courses in Accounting, Business, Management and Information Technology. Read less