Course Description

The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to install and administer simple networks, servers, client desktop deployments, networking, object oriented programming, mobile apps development and robotics programming.

The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team.
This one year course is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of students that have little or no prior experience in this field. This could be school leavers or mature aged students looking for a career change. The explosion of the internet, cloud networks, office networks, wireless networks, data security, application development and associated technologies in recent years has led to a high demand for skilled workers in this wide and varied field. The Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology provides an excellent entry point for a student to learn about, and become both knowledgeable and skilled in some of the fundamental IT networking and programming technologies. These foundation skills taught in computer systems technology include programming and mobile app development, routing and switching, server administration, both Linux (open source) and Microsoft (propriety), client support, data security, and testing and troubleshooting networking issues. During the study, students are enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy program, which prepares a student to take the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification Exam. Students are also eligible to articulate into the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $11,830 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $3,250 total course cost.

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates

March

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 56.3% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 75.7% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.2% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 17.3% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $61,800 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: ICT41015

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