Certificate IV in Information Technology


Commence your information technology career, with Melbourne Polytechnic to guide you through your training. You will learn crucial key elements of the Information Technology industry.

Undertake this qualification on its own or combine with the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) for a dual qualification. Commence your information technology career, with Melbourne Polytechnic to guide you through the essential fundamentals of this exciting and diverse industry.

Work in the information technology industry

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

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a dynamic and diverse industry that provides exciting and challenging career opportunities across a broad range of sectors including healthcare, finance, telecommunications, education, manufacturing and government. Greater use of technology in most industries means that employees are increasingly required to possess strong skills in using and creating ICT products and services. In Australia, demand for ICT skills and qualifications is expected to increase over the coming years.

The Certificate IV in Information Technology is designed to provide a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, IT support, web development, systems analysis and working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

Build the skills you need to succeed

The course is designed to provide a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, hardware and software support, server administration, virtualisation, web development, Internet of Things (IoT), Python programming and working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment.

Classes are delivered with a hands-on, practical approach to learning. Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are supported and encouraged along the way.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

All students are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), provided they have previous work experience, life experience or have undertaken previous study that they feel is relevant to the course.


Main intakes are in February and July and supplementary intakes are in April and October.
Please note: supplementary intakes are subject to availability with limited units on offer, as a consequence the normal course duration will be longer. Certificate IV in Cyber Security dual qualification is not available in the supplementary intakes.

Local Students




Preston 6900610354




Professional Practice
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 6 months
(intensive program - previous IT experience recommended)
4 days per week. Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled.

12 months
2 days per week. Additional evening support classes may also be timetabled.

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Part-time: available
Part-time program is available, please contact the Professional Practice department to discuss your options.

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom



Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation or assignments.


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Entrance Requirements

This direct entry course is open to post-Year 11 students and/or mature aged applicants. It is possible to undertake this course if it is deemed that the applicant has had sufficient relevant vocational experience to enable them to cope with the course. Please contact the Professional Practice Department for more details

Pathways to further study

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology and then onto the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology or the Bachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of this course provides credit into some units of the Diploma.

Career Pathways

Opportunities exist for graduates to gain employment as a computer technician, or for work in customer support, PC support, systems support, technical support and web development

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April
  • July
  • October

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes 30
ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment 40
ICTICT302 Install and optimise operating system software 20
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
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server 40
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network 60
ICTNWK407 Install and configure client-server applications and services 40
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment 40
ICTNWK419 Identify and use current virtualisation technologies 40
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications 40
ICTSAS424 Support different operating systems 40
ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults 40
ICTWEB409 Develop cascading style sheets 20
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages 40
ICTWEB414 Design simple web page layouts 50
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification 20
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.