ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

15 months
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100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)
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Course overview

Are you passionate about programming and ready to kickstart your career in the IT industry? Elevate Your Information Technology Skills with our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming).

In today's tech-driven job market, the demand for programming skills is soaring, with a projected 25% growth in the industry by 2026.

Our course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to thrive in this dynamic field. Designed to align with the Australian IT industry's requirements and the demands of local employers, our course covers a wide range of programming languages, including Java, Python, HTML, CSS, and database management.

What sets us apart is our emphasis on practical, hands-on learning, ensuring that graduates are job-ready from day one. Upon completing this course, you'll emerge with the ability to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Python, and JavaScript.

  • Analyse complex problems and develop innovative software solutions.

  • Collaborate effectively within a team-based programming environment.

  • Implement industry best practices for coding, debugging, and testing.

  • Adapt to emerging technologies and programming trends.

Don't miss out on the chance to launch your IT career as a junior programmer or IT support professional. Enrol in our ICT40120 Certificate IV in IT (Programming) course today and unlock a world of opportunities in the fast-growing tech industry. Your future in programming starts here.

The benefits of completing an IT Certificate with Lumify Learn

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

Bridging the gap between learning and earning, Lumify Edge supports our students in their transition from study to their next IT role. Enhance our students' personal brand to make them interview-ready and provides direct access to our exclusive Lumify Group job portal, as well as internship opportunities.

Earn certifications in high demand in Australia and Internationally – Fast. Gain the skills you need to jumpstart your career in IT with our Learn-Practice-Test-Repeat approach. Fast tracking our students to success.

Discover the power of quality Trainers. Our trainers are passionate about student outcomes, supporting students to success through 1on1 coaching and support.

Study on your own schedule. Manage your studies around work and family while still enjoying your life. You even have the option to fast-track and finish your studies ASAP. 

Course Structure

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)
15 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTWEB452Create a markup language document
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTPRG430Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG441Apply skills in object-oriented design
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT449Use version control systems in development environments
ICTPRG440Apply introductory programming skills in different languages
ICTPRG437Build a user interface
ICTICT435Create technical documentation
ICTSAS432 Identify and resolve client ICT problems
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT430Apply software development methodologies
ICTPRG433Test Software Developments
ICTDBS415Build a database
ICTDBS416Create basic relational databases
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management
Unit codeUnit name
ICTPRG431Apply query language in relational databases
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics, and privacy policies in ICT environments
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
ICTPRG432Develop data-driven applications
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry


While there are no formal prerequisites for entry into the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) course, this qualification is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a specific job or function within the workplace. The course is tailored for individuals who have some existing knowledge or experience in the field and are seeking to further develop their skills or advance in their careers.

Professional Experience:Students who are already working in an IT role and aim to establish a strong foundation in programming, this certificate can equip you with the skills needed to take on new responsibilities and pursue promotional opportunities.
Personal Experience:Individuals who have a genuine passion for IT and have engaged in personal programming projects, demonstrating their interest and potential, can use their personal experience as a starting point for this program.
Demonstrated Skills:Students who can showcase their proficiency and experience in IT skills and knowledge, particularly those covered in the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology course, will find themselves well-prepared for the content and challenges presented in this programming program.
Self-discipline and time management skills:Online learning requires students to be self-directed and disciplined in managing their time. They need to be able to set their own schedules, meet deadlines, and stay motivated to complete their coursework.
Access to technology and reliable Internet connection:Students will need access to a computer, a reliable Internet connection to participate in online courses.
Flexibility:Online learning provides more flexibility than traditional classroom-based courses, but students still need to be able to balance their academic responsibilities with their personal and professional commitments.
Computer Skills:If you are confident using search engines, social media, digital communication (eg. emails and video calls), then you have the computer skills to study online.
Study Skills:The course will require you to use your communication, research, collaboration, technical and critical thinking/ problem solving skills. This is all part of the learning journey and building your confidence in both IT and study.

The ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) is tailored for individuals seeking to acquire comprehensive skills and knowledge in programming. This course is particularly suitable for the following:

Entry-Level Programmers:For those at the beginning of their programming careers, this certificate offers a strong foundation, providing essential insights into various programming languages and practices.
Programming Enthusiasts:Individuals already passionate about programming can further deepen their expertise and expand their understanding of diverse programming languages and technologies through this course.
IT Professionals:Those currently working in IT roles, such as programmers or developers, can benefit from this course by updating their skills and staying current with the latest programming trends and practices.
Professionals seeking a career change:Professionals considering a career shift into programming will find this course invaluable. It equips you with the fundamental knowledge needed to embark on a new and promising career path in the field of programming.

Lumify Edge

Lumify Edge is designed to provide you with the tools you need to launch a fulfilling and well-paid IT career.

By enrolling in the course, you will be eligible to take part in Lumify Edge where we connect you with those recruiting for positions in the market along with Internship opportunities.

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Enrolment information

Lumify Learn 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 to secure your spot in the course

Once your enrolment has been submitted, our Student Support Team will contact you to confirm your enrolment

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

Payment information

Upfront Payment

RRP: $4,950

1. Pay upfront $4,455 fee.
10% discount - a saving of $495.

2. Talk to a Course Advisor to learn more about our 8-24 month payment plans.

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We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and globally recognised vendor certifications. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo. The Vendor Certifications will show the vendor name eg. Microsoft, AWS, CompTIA

The Federal Government has developed a system called the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to help Australian students' gain access to their results when they complete a nationally recognised course, or part thereof. The USI is generated online, does not cost anything and will be recorded whenever you enrol in a nationally recognised VET course.

All of our courses require students to be 17 years or older and have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course. Beyond minimum entry requirements, it’s important that this is the right course for you. Speak with one of our Course Advisors to ensure this course delivers the learning experience and outcome you are looking for. We call this our “right course, right fit” policy.

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