Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

This qualification provides an individual with the skills and knowledge in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) roles and apply a broad range of skills in varied work contexts, using problem solving skills and effective communication with others.
The skills required for these roles may include, but not limited to, designing website layouts through textual and visual content transfer, search engine optimisation and simple markup language documents.

Qualification Code ICT40120
CRICOS Code 086551B
Qualification Name Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies
Duration 52 weeks full-time
Course Cost $6000
Delivery Site City Campus – Level 11, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Delivery Mode Face to face classroom delivery

Who can enrol

Target group for this program will be the international students over the age of 18, including mature aged clients who have the ability to work in team, providing ICT advice to clients, develop basic programs for different IT solutions, understand the privacy and IP ethics, secure and manage client confidential information and want to upskill their knowledge and skills in the area of Data base development and maintenance, Systems administration support and Web development.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencement
Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or PTE score of 42 or Certificate III in EAL or equivalent
Applicants must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
All applicants must achieve the below ACSF level for each a ACSF skills.
Learning 5
Reading 4
Writing 4
Numeracy 3
Digital Literacy 3
Physical Resources requirement:
Applicants must bring their own devices (Bring your own device - BYOD) to facilitate the training and assessment activities.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification, individuals could progress to Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) or related Diploma/higher qualification within ICT training package.

Employment Pathways from the qualification

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Possible job title includes:
Web Applications Consultant
IT Support Technician
Systems Programmer
Database Administrator
Web Designer

Course Structure

To attain this qualification, 20 units must be achieved, consisting of:

  • 7 core units and
  • 13 elective units which:

For Web Development Specialisation

7 elective units from Web Development Specialisation

Core Units
Unit Code Unit Description
ICTICT426 Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management
BSBCRT404 Apply critical thinking to work practices
ICTICT451 Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTSAS432 Identify and resolve client ICT problems
ICTPRG302 Apply introductory programming techniques
Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Description
ICTWEB433 Confirm accessibility of websites
ICTWEB434 Transfer content to websites
ICTWEB443 Implement search engine optimisations
ICTWEB450 Evaluate and select a web hosting service
ICTWEB452 Create a markup language document
ICTWEB432 Design website layouts
ICTDBS416 Create basic relational databases
ICTICT429 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTICT435 Create technical documentation
ICTICT430 Apply software development methodologies
ICTWEB431 Create and style simple markup language documents
ICTWEB304 Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305 Produce digital images for the web

Placement Requirements



Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed. Students will be required to perform in a range of assessment tasks including and not limited to:

  • Written Assignment
  • Demonstration
  • Role Play
  • Project
  • Case study

Course Credit (CT / RPL)

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway is appropriate for candidates who have previously attained skills and knowledge from outside the formal education and training system and which includes work and life experience. Students may apply for RPL or Credit transfers for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency.


I am finding the Certificate 4 in Web Based Technology course very valuable it is keeping me focused and the content is excellent. I have a tendency to go off on tangents but the structure of the course keeps me on track. Highly recommend to take this course at NTCA

– Dingyun DAI,

Yes, it is very much a valuable learning experience because I am learning something new that is in line with the work that I do up here, it has the most up to date information in web-based technology. Thanks to NTCA for giving me this opportunity.

– Dexter MUNOZ,