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.
This course covers 18 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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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 Neutral Courses
- MTA: Developer – Pass HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals exam
- MTA: Developer – Pass Software Development Fundamentals exam
- MTA: Database – Pass Database Fundamentals exam
- MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 – Pass Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 exam; and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases exam; and Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 exam
- Writing Research Papers
- Becoming a .NET Developer
- Windows Form Introduction
- Introduction to C# and .NET
- Object Orientated Programming Fundamentals in C#
- ADO.NET Fundamentals
- XML Essentials
- HTML5 From Scratch
- Practical HTML5
- Windows Azure Mobile Services
- Windows Server 2012: Technical Overview
- Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration
- Introduction to Copyright
- Ethics in Leadership
- Introduction to Business Analysis
- Developing Models for Software Design
- Object Orientated Design
- Introduction to Software Testing
- Automated Testing: End to End
- Introduction to Customer Service
- ITIL Foundations
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Database Concepts
- Introduction to SQL Server
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.
IT students also have access to the Lynda.com and Pluralsight.com online training library. These provide a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.
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 Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification.
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
|ICTPRG406||Apply introductory object-oriented language skills|
|ICTPRG419||Analyse software requirements|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|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|
|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|
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
This qualification covers the learning content for the following Vendor Certification:
MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
MTA: Software Development Fundamentals
MTA: Database Fundamentals
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled Diploma, Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product along with studying these materials.
Pathways from this qualification include:
Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715), or a range of other diploma qualifications.
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
Price and Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($580) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,270
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Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here.
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This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374
Option 4 - Skilled Capital for ACT Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under the Skilled Capital program and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the ACT Skills List. For more information on Skilled Capital click here.
Centrelink Financial Support Services
This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. Click here for more info.