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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  • Student Reward Program
  • 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
    • 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
    • Building Windows 8 Applications with JavaScript and HTML
    • 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
    • Researching
    • 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 and 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.

  • 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
    ICTPRG406Apply introductory object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG419Analyse software requirements
    ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    ICTPRG404Test applications
    ICTPRG402Apply query language
    ICTPRG403Develop data-driven applications
    ICTPRG414Apply introductory programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG410Build a user interface
    ICTPRG415Apply skills in object-oriented design
    ICTPRG405Automate processes
    ICTPRG409Develop mobile applications
    ICTDBS403Create basic databases
    ICTICT420Develop client user interface
    ICTPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG418Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG413Use a library or pre-existing components
    ICTICT408Create technical documentation
    ICTPRG427Use 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

    Vendor Certification

    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.

    Further Study

    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

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $38 a week! Total course cost: $3,850


    Upskilled has teamed up with zipMoney to offer you flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest free payment plans, allowing you start studying now without the financial burden! Applications for Zip Money literally only take a few minutes! Find out more about ZipMoney.

    Terms and Conditions Apply

    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. 

    If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?  

    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  AbstudyClick here for more info.

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