ICT40315 – Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies


This qualification provides an individual with the skills & knowledge to design, develop, build, manage and administer websites using a range of website technologies, including emerging technologies, social media & mobile/web applications. It will also provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a senior ICT professional with responsibilities spanning design, development, site performance, database integration through to implementation & acceptance testing, working as an independent web developer or as part of a team.

Course Outcomes

After completing this qualification, you would be able to:

  • Design and construct web pages and create the look and feel of the website
  • Create in consultation with the client, the flow or ‘story’ of the website and how information will be displayed
  • Know and implement various technical aspects of the website; graphical knowledge, knowledge of specific technologies and various platforms; creative flair and ability to put down an image; layout and design skills; technical knowledge of hardware, and software and specific web languages
  • Manage various technical aspects of the website, including performance
  • Create, develop and manipulate digital images for the website

Job Roles / Career

Possible job titles* relevant to this qualification include:

  • Web Developer or Technical Writer
  • Webmaster Assistant
  • Website Coordinator
  • Website or Web Support Administrator
  • Assistant Web Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • Web / Mobile Application Developer

Entry Requirements

  • To gain entry into this course, participants should have successfully completed year 12 or equivalent level of studies.

Age Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age to apply.

English Language Requirements

  • All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
    NTCA accepts the results from International Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:
IELTS Paper Based Computer Based Internet Based PTE A
5.5 525 197 71 43 – 50

Applicants whose English results falls below above score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Pathways into the Qualification

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


  • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of web-related work environments in website development, administration or management.

Pathways from the Qualification

  • After achieving the ICA40315 – Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies, students may undertake the ICA50615 – Diploma of Website Development, or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills & knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Standard course cost will be charged for units of study/courses credited via RPL.

How to Apply

Students can enrol into this course in the following ways:

  • Download the Student Enrolment Form, then complete and send it with the necessary documents by post or email.
  • Complete the Online Application Form and attach necessary documents.
  • Visit our RTO and then apply directly.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Description
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTWEB401 Design a website to meet technical requirements
ICTWEB402 Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs
ICTWEB403 Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
ICTWEB424 Evaluate and select a web hosting service
ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Description
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
ICTWEB425 Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data
ICTWEB409 Develop cascading style sheets
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTWEB415 Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages
ICTICT403 Apply software development methodologies
ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
ICTWEB405 Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports
ICTWEB407 Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTICT507 Select new technology models for business
ICTSAS404 Acquire ICT system components

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill Industry Enterprise Requirements for this Qualification
Communication Consulting with end users and clients before, during and after development of websites to determine their issues and ensure that their needs are met, Interpreting technical manuals, Documenting and presenting information in a variety of formats and media
Teamwork Consulting with work team to review proposed changes against current and future business requirements, Establishing and improving work teams in an IT environment
Problem-solving Determining criteria for writing script for web pages, for example, dynamic functionality and appropriate language
Initiative and enterprise Developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, Identifying, analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources
Planning and organising Creating project plans to guide the development of systems methodologies
Self-management Taking responsibility for own output in relation to specified quality standards, Meeting ethical standards in the areas of security, legal, moral and ethical practice
Learning Gathering and organising feedback on draft documentation and client satisfaction, Maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided
Technology Selecting and using software and hardware tools in a variety of web, database, scripting and multimedia contexts
Qualification Code: ICA40311
Qualification Name: Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies
Duration: 40 weeks
Intake Dates: + January, March, July and October
+ As per the demand
For Enrolment & Fees enquiries, please contact NTCA:
Phone : +61 3 9606 0032
Email : international@ntca.edu.au