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ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
(Web Development)

15 months
14th June 2023
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
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Course overview

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) provides a solid base of knowledge and highly regarded skills to equip you to become a website developer. This is a career on the way up with strong demand for the skills that help businesses present themselves on the web to a global customer base and utilise e-commerce to drive growth.

You’ll learn to gather requirements from clients, manage website development projects, conceptualise website designs, and develop and maintain websites and databases. In addition, you’ll gain knowledge on search engine optimisation, how to evaluate and select web hosting services and the use of dynamic scripting to create dynamic pages.

This course contains a combination of coding and management units and is ideal to help you take your first steps into entering the website development industry, teaching you to create and manage basic websites from concept to launch. It also provides the requisites to undertake the Diploma that will take your learning to the next level with advanced concepts that allow you to create fully customised websites and hosting solutions.

Websites provide the ‘storefront’ for businesses to reach customers all over the world, and this course gives you the foundation for an exciting career in website development.

The benefits of completing an IT Certificate with AIICT

If you want to, or are currently administering or conducting technician work, this qualification could be for you

Recognition of the knowledge and skills you have worked hard to obtain

Develop and master the skills you need to progress your career in IT

Achieve recognition for the on-the-job skills and experience you have developed to date

Opportunity to use your existing knowledge and training to develop further tangible skills

Course Structure

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development)
15 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
ICTWEB452Create a markup language document
ICTWEB431Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTWEB432Design website layouts
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTWEB441Produce basic client-side script
ICTICT433Build graphical user interfaces
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problems
Unit codeUnit name
ICTDBS415Build a database
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management
ICTDBS416Create basic relational databases
ICTWEB451Apply structured query language in relational databases
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
Unit codeUnit name
ICTWEB450Evaluate and select a web hosting service
ICTWEB433Confirm accessibility of websites
ICTWEB443Implement search engine optimisations
ICTWEB440Use web authoring tools
ICTWEB434Transfer content to websites

Enrolment information

AIICT holds regular induction and orientation sessions, plus rolling starts for workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you. Eligibility Requirements apply.

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

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Pay a once-off $3,880 fee.
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Pay 26 fortnightly payments of $167.88 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of $485.

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Pay 12 monthly payments of $363.75 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of $485.

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Successful website developers need a balance of both hard and soft skills to advance in the industry.

On the technical side, sought-after web developers typically fare best with a “full-stack” knowledge of the field, as this grants them a complete, comprehensive understanding of the entire development process. As such, they can carry out both front and back-end tasks when the situation calls for it.

All web developers are also recommended to train in cyber security – as this field deals with the crucial practice of securing website data, systems, and networks from existing and emerging online threats. With cyber crimes rising at an exponential rate each year, the tools and knowledge of reliable IT security will grow ever-more invaluable.

Additionally, sound knowledge and experience in online marketing can help web developers rank their sites higher in search engines. This area includes skills in search engine optimisation (SEO), copywriting, and a familiarity with social media.

Of course, soft skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and creativity are also highly valued. The best web developers have a keen ability to work and share ideas with others; a sharp eye for the fine details; and the drive to innovate and think out-of-the-box.

Website development refers to the entire process of building a website – from its design, to its construction, to its maintenance stage. The field comprises three main roles: front-end web development, back-end web development, and full-stack web development.

Front-end web development primarily focuses on the client-facing elements of a website. This includes its interface, navigational buttons, and any multimedia features.

Back-end web development zeroes in on the server-side elements of a webpage – such as the scripting, databases, and general architectural features that keep it up and running. This particular role concentrates on managing the behind-the-scenes activities that take place when interactions (i.e. online purchases, file-sharing, navigation) occur on the site.

Finally, full-stack web development combines both areas into a single role. Full-stack web developers have the advanced skillset to design and develop complete websites and web applications, making them highly valuable professionals in any IT setting.

We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and non-accredited training options. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo.

Aspiring web developers typically require a formal qualification or two to find employment in this field. According to Labour Market Insights, these can include credentials in web design, digital media, digital design, and other related sectors. While university degrees are a common study pathway, vocational education and training (VET) courses are also a popular choice – providing students with a highly flexible, affordable option towards building the skills they need.

AIICT offers such courses at varying skill levels (boot camp, certificate, and diploma-level training), comprised of widely recognised qualifications to help you stand out in the job market.

However, training web developers are also recommended to pursue their own personal projects – helping them build and explore their skills through practical experience. Internships are also an effective way of achieving this, helping you apply your training to an actual workplace environment, while building your connections with new peers and potential employers in the industry.

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Support every step of the way

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