ICT40418 – Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
Course Details
icon-building RTO Number: 41143 icon-qrcode CRICOS Code: 099862B
icon-book Course Code: ICT40418 icon-file-text Certificate Type: AQF Qualification
icon-clock-o Duration: 52 weeks (including breaks)
4 Study Periods of 10 weeks each (excluding breaks)
icon-sitemap Study Mode: Face-to-face
Classes are scheduled for 20 hours/week during each study period except break periods
icon-flag-checkered Locations: Perth City icon-globe Language: English
   Fees and Charges Course Intake Dates
About this course

In the ICT40418 – Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking you will gain hands-on practical skills and knowledge to install and configure computer networks. This includes learning on how to work with popular operating systems, wireless technologies, cloud technologies, network security and virtual machines.  You will attain valuable skills in user support, understanding client needs, writing technical documentation and workplace health and safety.

When you complete this course, you will be ready for highly sought-after IT roles like network technician, network support and IT customer support.

In this course, you will be provided with access to CISCO Net Academy and CompTIA course materials for an opportunity to prepare Cisco CCNA or CompTIA A+ Certifications.

Course Structure/Units

To complete ICT40418 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, a total of 17 units must be completed. Click here to view

Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment
ICTNWK412 Create network documentation
ICTNWK419 Identify and use current virtualisation technologies
ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines
ICTSAS518 Install and upgrade operating systems
ICTSAS426 Locate and troubleshoot ICT equipment, system and software faults
ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router

Note: Course structure, units and content is subject to change during the delivery period due to change in legislative requirements or due to NIT’s course review process.

Career Prospects

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • IT helpdesk
  • IT support officer
  • Network support officer
  • Network operations support officer
  • Network operations technician
  • Network technician
  • Network support technician
Did you know?

  • We help you prepare for getting a job in the industry via our Help You Prepare for Employment (HYPE) Program
  • You may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning
  • You get one full year Australian Computer Society (ACS) student membership
  • This qualification is part of Nationally Recognised Training
  • You will also have access to various software (including Microsoft Office 365) and learning materials via NIT Australia’s Cisco Academy, IBM Academic Partner, VMware Academy, Microsoft Imagine Academy and CompTIA academy.
  • You may have an opportunity to gain work experience via our Industry Internships Program

Entry Requirements

  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 11, equivalent or a higher qualification. Check Australian Year 11 equivalence here.
  • In some cases, NIT may accept you in this course if you have any other relevant qualifications and/or experience.

Additional requirements for International Students

  • Age: Applicant must be 18 years or above at the time of application.
  • English Language:

    IELTS test score of 5.5 or above or equivalent.

    Note: NIT also accepts Occupational English Test (OET), TOEFL iBT, Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Academic, or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with the scores equivalent to IELTS scores. (Click here to see a table of equivalent scores.)
    OR IELTS test score of 5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
    OR IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    OR Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or studies at the Certificate IV or higher level in the English language in Australia within the last two years
    OR Successful completion of at least five years’ study (including year 12 or equivalent) in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the Republic of Ireland, UK and USA.
    OR Successful result in NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test. Only applicable for applicants from certain countries. To confirm whether you can take NIT’s English Language Proficiency Test, you can email to to enquire.

Note: During the assessment and verification of the application, NIT may request for additional evidence from the applicant or conduct an interview via Phone, Skype or Google Hangout with the applicant.

Learning and Assessment Methods

This course involves a number of learning and assessment methods. Typically, the learning methods may include Presentations and discussions, Demonstrations, Individual and group activities, Skills practice, Role plays, Case studies, Simulated scenarios and Research activities.

Assessment methods generally include Practical Observation of Tasks, Written or Oral Questioning, Case Studies, Role Plays, Reports, Research Projects, Presentations, etc.

Pathway to Further Studies

After successfully completing ICT40418 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, students can pursue ICT50418 Diploma of Information Technology Networking at NIT Australia. Students may also undertake a range of other diploma level qualifications at other vocational education providers.

To take these further pathways, students must meet the entry requirements of the program specified by an education provider.

International students will also require a valid student visa to enrol in any further qualifications.

Credit Transfer/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer: You may be eligible for Credit Transfer if you are able to demonstrate that you have achieved competency in the same or equivalent unit/s in a Nationally Recognised Training from any Registered Training Organisation.

RPL: If you think that you have already gained the skills and experience for a unit or entire qualification, you can apply for RPL to get recognised as competent for parts or a whole nationally recognised qualification. Not everyone will get credited for their skills and knowledge. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate a reasonable amount of experience in the area their course covers. To know more about our RPL process, contact us via email:

Before you apply

Before making an application to study at NIT Australia, you must read NIT Student Handbook, Fees and Refund Policy and Information for International Students.

Fees & Charges

Click on Fees and Charges to know more about course fees and other charges applicable.Certificate III in IT

Check the Australian year 12 equivalence for your country from the table below. If your country is not listed here, please contact us via email at or call 08 6269 2300

Country Year 12 Equivalent
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (minimum GPA 3.5 or 60% in HSC first division pass) or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate or Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma
Brazil Certificado de Ensio Medio (after 2011) or Certificado de Ensio Medio plus 1 year Diploma/Higher qualification (pre 2011)
Chile Licencia de Educacion Media Tecnico-Profesional or Tecnico
China Senior Secondary Certificate / Senior Middle 3
Colombia Bachillerato
France Baccalaaureat
Germany Gymnasium
Hong Kong Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India All Indian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (Minimum 50%) or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)
Indonesia Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion (ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK/STTB MA)
Japan Kotogakko Shomeisho / Upper Secondary School Certificate
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with C+ grade average or above or GCE A level – 2 passes or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Malaysia STPM (2 subject passes) or GCE A- Levels (2 subject passes) or UEC (2B’s and 2C’s in academic)
Mauritius GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Myanmar Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College or GCE A-Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate (Grade 12) (Minimum 55%)
Nigeria Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations (5 subjects passes C grade average)
Pakistan Higher Secondary School (Intermediate) (D Grade Minimum) or Certificate Diploma (Polytechnic/Vocational)
Philippines High School Diploma/Certificate of Graduation/Certificate of Graduation + 2 Years University or 2 Years Community College or 2 Years Technician Training Institute
Singapore GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
South Africa National Senior Certificate (Year 12) or A Level 2 Passes International or Baccalaureate Diploma
South Korea General/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Kodung Hakkyo Choreupchang)
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE A-Level (3 passes) or British GCE A-Level (2 passes)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma
Thailand Upper Secondary School (Matayom 6 or Certificate in Vocational School)
UK GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
Vietnam Diploma of General Education or Vocational Education Graduation Diploma or Vocational Training Diploma
Zambia ECZ (Year 12) – 4 passes (credit or higher) or A Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Zimbabwe ZGCE A Level 2 passes or (1 A and 2 AS level passes) or International Baccalaureate Diploma

Find the Australian year 11 equivalence for your country from the table below:

Country Year 11 Equivalent
Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate (SSC) – pass or Cambridge International or Edexcel GCE O Level examination (3 passes)
Bhutan Bhutan Middle Secondary School Certificate
Brazil 2 years completion towards Certificado de Ensio Medio
Chile Educacion Media
China Senior Secondary School Year 1 / Year 2
Colombia 1 year completion (mid secondary) towards Bachillerato Upper Secondary Schooling
France Completion of Year 10/2de Senior Secondary School/ Lycees General et Technologique or Completion of Year 10 Vocational Senior Secondary School/ Lycees Professionnel
Germany Mittlere Reife (graduation from a Realschule) or Completion of 4 years of Gymnasium
Hong Kong Secondary 4 or Secondary 5 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or HKDSE Senior High School Year 1
India Higher Secondary/Senior School Certificate
Indonesia Secondary School:SMU 3 or SMK 3 or Year 11 in Academic Senior Secondary School or Level-II in vocational senior secondary school or Level II in Islamic Junior Secondary School or Junior Secondary School Certificate of Completion plus 1 year Senior Secondary School
Japan Completion of Kotogakko Year 1 Lower Secondary Leaving Certificate or 1 year Upper Secondary or Lower Secondary (Chugakko Sotsugyo Sho) plus 1 year further study
Kenya Completion of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with D+ grade or below average or Completion of 3 years study towards the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education or GCE O-Levels (4 passes)
Malaysia SPM or GCE – O level with (6 subjects passes – D grade or higher) or Senior Middle 2
Mauritius GCSE: 6 subjects passed or (Before 1986) the GCE O levels, with 6 subjects passed or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Myanmar Completion on Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) 45% or higher or GCE O – Level (4 subject passes)
Nepal Completion of Year 11 in Higher Secondary School or School Leaving Certificate (SLC)
Nigeria Completion of Year 11 in Senior School Certificate or WASC or GCE O Level (up to 1989)
Pakistan Secondary School Certificate (SSC) / Matriculation
Philippines High School Diploma/Certificate of Graduation + One year’s university study
Singapore GCE O-Levels (6 subject passes D grade or higher)
South Africa Year 11 of National Senior Certificate or GCE -O level with minimum 6 passed
South Korea 1st year of Senior High School
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (O-levels) with minimum 6 subjects passed
Taiwan 2nd year of Senior High School
Thailand Upper Secondary School (Matayom 5) towards certificate of secondary education
UK General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE): 6 subjects passed or (Before 1986) the General Certificate of Education (GCE) O levels, with 6 subject passed
Vietnam Successful Completion of Grade 11 in Upper Secondary School
Zambia GCE O Level (6 passes)
Zimbabwe ZGCE O Level (6 subject passes)

Course Intake Dates

Year – 2019
January 14 Jan 2019
April 8 Apr 2019
July 1 Jul 2019
September 23 Sep 2019
Year – 2020
January 13 Jan 2020
April 6 Apr 2020
July 29 Jun 2020
September 21 Sep 2020
Year – 2021
January 11 Jan 2021
April 5 Apr 2021
July 28 Jun 2021
September 20 Sep 2021

The English test must have been taken within two years before the application is made.

Acceptable test scores

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS





TOEFL (ibt)




CAE (Cambridge)









A score of at least B for each test component of the OET


*The TOEFL paper based test will only be accepted in limited circumstances. To confirm whether your test can be accepted, you can email a copy to to enquire.

















Hong Kong















Saudi Arabia



South Korea


Sri Lanka