Always wanted to build your own website? Maybe looking to make a career out of it? Learn all the modern methods of desiging, developing, and administrating websites through our ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) (Release 4).
You'll explore both the technicalities of building websites from scratch, as well as broader business skills, providing you with a gateway towards a career in web development.
What you'll learn
This qualification comprises units that cover the various skills and processes of web development - from the planning to the testing stages. You'll also be trained in broader skills of collaboration, ethics, and maintaining client relationships in an IT environment. From the online course, you'll learn to:
- Develop websites based on client or technical requirements
- Ensure accessibility of websites for people with special needs
- Perform SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
- Develop basic website designs
- Ensure basic web security
Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:
Interested in another specialisation? Check out our other Information Technology courses below:
- Effective communication and collaboration
- Complex problem-solving
- Creative thinking and visual design
- Build (and maintain) positive client relationships
Find out why IT is one of the hottest occupations to be in:
Work in a simulated workplace
In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.
By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
- Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
- Student Support Team
- Specialist trainers
- Online tutorials
Video content access to:
Access to Pluralsight is provided as you progress throughout the course and may not be available or relevant in every unit.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.
After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be then be assigned to assess your elibigility for RPL and/or CT.
You'll be assessed based on variety of projects and assignments.These could include some (or even all) of the following: summative/formative assignments, portfolio projects, knowledge-based tests, and roleplaying scenarios or case studies. This provides you the opportunity of putting your theory to practice and bringing your creative ideas to life.
Markup Languages and Applications
The ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) will have you explore integral markup languages that can provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue career opportunities as a developer.
There are plenty of benefits that come with learning specific markup languages if you intend on having a long-term career in web development. These include:
- Preparedness for career success: Knowing specific languages can put you ahead of the career game as you'll have the opportunity to be able to solve problems quickly the more languages you know. Developers who have a broad knowledge of different languages are ahead of the game because the results are different for each one, so it helps to know several when problem-solving.
- Increased salary potential: Employers are willing to pay more if you know any of the trending markup languages. As a developer, you're expected to keep yourself updated with the latest trends so possessing knowledge of several languages or being willing to learn more can work to your advantage. Employers are willing to pay for your expertise, especially if you know languages that are valuable to the company.
- Having a versatile skill set: Knowing multiple languages means you'll be able to work on interesting projects, which can give you variety across your job responsibilities. By only knowing one language, you risk yourself of doing the same thing over and over, which can lead to boredom. Having knowledge of a variety of languages means you'll better adapt to the changes of the industry and have a versatile skill set, making you sought-after by employers.
The markup languages you will learn in this course include:
Hear from our students about their experience studying with Upskilled:
- HTML: This markup language is used for structuring a web page and its content. HTML is known for its easy integration in other programming languages.
- CSS: This language is used for describing the presentation of web pages, including colours, layout and fonts. By using CSS, developers have control over the look and feel of a website.