Course Code: ICT40515

The Certificate IV in Programming delivers the knowledge individuals require to develop basic programming skills in the most commonly used programming languages. Participants who complete this qualification commonly find roles as assistant programmers within software development teams, or as support programmers to more senior programmers and systems analysts.

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  • Nationally Recognised
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  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 18 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.

    Vendor Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshop
    • Microsoft Academy Visual Studio
    • Microsoft Academy Windows Server
    • Microsoft Academy SQL Server
    • Microsoft Academy Mobile Development
    • Java Programming
    • XML
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Testing
    • Service Desk Analyst 2
    • Business needs
    • Technical Documentation

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of programming-related work environments in software programming, application programming, web development, or similar

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


    Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work and questionnaires.


    Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.


    This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled.  Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).

  • Unit Outline

    The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the certificate. 

    The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG419 Analyse software requirements
    ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
    ICTPRG404 Test applications
    ICTPRG402 Apply query language
    ICTPRG403 Develop data-driven applications
    ICTPRG414 Apply introductory programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG410 Build a user interface
    ICTPRG415 Apply skills in object-oriented design
    ICTPRG405 Automate processes
    ICTPRG409 Develop mobile applications
    ICTDBS403 Create basic databases
    ICTICT420 Develop client user interface
    ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG413 Use a library or pre-existing components
    ICTICT408 Create technical documentation
    ICTPRG427 Use XML effectively
  • Career Outcomes

    Depending on their choice of electives, participants can work in a number of junior programming roles. Selecting design or games development electives could equip an individual for digital, multimedia, or games programming; other electives could underpin a systems programmer role. Possible job titles include:

    • Assistant Applications Programmer
    • Assistant Programmer
    • Assistant Software Developer
    • Assistant Web Application Programmer
    • Assistant Web Developer

    Further Study

    Pathways from this qualification include:

    Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715), or a range of other diploma qualifications.

  • Payment

    Pay By Weekly Installment (Interest Free) Pay By Monthly Installment (Interest Free) Pay Upfront
    $60 per week with a $210 enrolment fee¹ $405 per month with a $495 enrolment fee² Pay upfront $2,995, saving $335 (10% discount)

    ¹Payments made over a period of 52 consecutive weeks, totalling $3,330
    ²Payments made over a period of 7 consecutive months, totalling $3,330

    Government Funding and Incentives

    At both state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.

    *Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at

    Centrelink Financial Support Services

    This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including  Youth Allowance Austudy and  AbstudyClick here for more info.

  • Upcoming Courses

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