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Course Name

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking -ICT40415

CRICOS Code 086565G
Duration 52 weeks (40 weeks of delivery & 12 weeks of term break/holidays)
Fees Tuition Fees: AU$ 10,000 per year
Academic Requirements

Requirements for entry are as follows:

Requirements for entry into this qualification are as follows:

  • Students wishing to enrol in this qualification must have successful completion of Australian year 12 or equivalent.

Preferred pathways:

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • After achieving ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT30115 OR
  • With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in a network support role, including administrator, manager, operations analyst, operations, engineer/technician, or technician.
English language requirement

Please follow the link below:

English language requirement detailed information



This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and manage small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team.

Upon successful completion of all units in this course, students are eligible for the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking-ICT40415. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • network support
  • network operations support
  • network operations technician
  • network technician
  • network support technician

Pathways from the qualification:

ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking or a range of other ICT Diploma qualifications.

Major study areas:

  • Install & manage networks and servers
  • Internet infrastructure
  • Project management
  • Network design
  • Business needs & technical requirements



To attain the ICT40415 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, the packaging rules require students to complete 17 units comprising eight (8) core units and nine (9) elective units.

According to the packaging rules, there are no specified entry requirements or pre-requisites for this course. The required 17 units of competency as set out in the packaging rules and selected by Pacific College of Technology for this course are outlined as follows:

Unit Code Unit Name


Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes


Determine and confirm client business requirements


Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment


Develop work priorities


Create technical documentation


Install and manage a server


Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT


Manage network and data integrity


Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network


Build a small wireless local area network


Install, configure and test network security


Create scripts for networking


Install hardware to a network


Install, configure and test an internet protocol network


Deploy software to networked computers


Create network documentation


Locate and troubleshoot IT equipment, system and software faults



The College offers courses using various modes of delivery (e.g. classroom based, on-line and distance). However, for international students, face-to-face learning and teaching is compulsory for a full-time study load. Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment.

Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants. In general, assessment methods include: individual and group performance and presentation, oral and written tests, demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.

Assessment will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired. Assessments will also cover the range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency, and will integrate knowledge and skills with practical application.

Assessing student performance will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the relevant training package. Assessment will also have regard to validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility.

If students are unhappy with a result on any assessment task, they can lodge a formal appeal in accordance with the College re-assessment policy, details of which appear in the Student Handbook.



The College address is: Level 1, 91 - 95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144 and the location is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Auburn railway station.



Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually.  Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

Australia is a multi-cultural country and a preferred destination for international students. The College campus is situated in western Sydney, New South Wales which is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has renowned attractions to visit including the renowned Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.

The classes comprise students from many different countries making it a truly multi-cultural environment. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology with latest equipment and high-speed Internet access. College classes are small, and academic staff are well-qualified, experienced and strongly focused on individual student’s needs.

Many academic staff use multi-media for visual aids during their classes. Computers and printers are available in laboratories for student use including internet research and for completing assignments.



The College can arrange to pick up international students from the airport and transport them to pre-arranged accommodation if an airport pick up service is requested (charges apply).

Temporary and long-term accommodation arrangements can be made for students on request. Students requiring pre-arranged accommodation should notify the College two weeks prior to their departure for Australia.

The College can assist international students open a local bank account. To open a bank account in Australia, identification such as a current passport, current driver’s license and a tax file number are required. Tax file numbers can be obtained from the Australian Taxation Office. Students who show proof of their student status, e.g. student ID card, may be exempt from paying account opening fees and charges at many banks. Further information can be obtained from Student Services.

Common Room
There is a common area available for students to relax during breaks with a small kitchen equipped with microwave, refrigerator and hot water.

Fax Services
The College reception keeps all faxes it receives. Students must collect personal faxes within two weeks of arrival. Students can copy/fax document subject to payment of a small charge.

Legal Advice Service
Students should note that there are number of agencies in the Australian community that offer inexpensive or free legal advice and help. The Legal Aid Office in each state will give free advice in short interviews, at certain times, to anyone. It will also give free legal help to persons with limited income who are charged with certain serious crimes.

The College takes its responsibilities under occupational health and safety legislation very seriously, ensuring it is compliant with all regulations and requirements. The College will provide information ensuring that all students, academic and non-academic staff fully aware of their individual and collective occupational health and safety responsibilities. In the unlikely event of a mishap, accident or any other situation, students should promptly notify a responsible member of the College staff. First aid facilities are available at reception, and emergency services – ambulance, fire and police – can be contacted using 000.

Social Activities
The College frequently organises several social activities for students. Students are advised to check the noticeboard for the date of such activities. Activities may include:

  • Sporting events
  • Nature walks
  • Cultural events and festivals
  • River cruises
  • BBQ and College dinner
  • End of Term Parties

In many cases, students wish to bring family members with them during their study in Australia. For more information on visas for family members, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website: www.homeaffairs.gov.au. Please note that school-aged dependants accompanying a student to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or private school.

Transfer from other providers:
Students already studying in Australia and applying for transfer of their student visa to Pacific College of Technology will be considered for entry only if the College is satisfied that all the requirements (including payment of fees) of the former institution have been met. A letter of release from the previous institution may be required.  



The international students need to be aware that the cost of receiving an education in Australia is high, considering tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Therefore, students should plan properly to ensure they are able to pay the costs they will incur in Australia before making such a move.



Course Application Fee: AU$150.00
Accommodation Placement Fee: AU$200.00
Airport pick up Fee: AU$200.00



International students must have overseas student health cover for the duration of their study in Australia as part of visa conditions. The OHSC cover fee for one year course is AU$548.65 (Single) and AU$5,679.00 (Family). These figures are subject to change; therefore, students are advised to contact Australian Health Management (AHM) or visit its website: www.ahm.com.au for current fee structures and costs.



Please refer to www.pct.edu.au  for details of the College refund policy.



Living costs depend on individual students. However, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements students must show in order to receive a visa to study in Australia. From 1 February 2018, the 12-month living costs is:

Student/Guardian: AUD 20,290
Partner/Spouse: AUD 7,100
Child: AUD 3,040.


Pacific College of Technology has a four term academic year. Student intakes occur in all four terms.

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