This information technology networking course will develop your technical skills in networking, virtualisation, programming, server technologies and client support, preparing you for a career in IT.
You’ll be trained in a range of information and communication technology (ICT) disciplines to meet the needs of industry.
ICT professionals are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, the need for IT professionals will become more important to ensure our communities and cities stay connected.
The Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking will prepare you to play an important role in meeting the needs of the computing and technology industry. You’ll build skills and knowledge in configuring desktops, servers and networking.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, presentations, group projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll develop skills and knowledge in the installation and management of simple networks and be trained in network administration, either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team.
The program also provides you with skills in the basic use of a range of technologies to provide second and third-level diagnostic support to ICT users.
You'll be trained in the following areas of information technology: networking, Unix, virtualisation, programming and windows system administration.
The program is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical/laboratory exercises, work-simulated projects, online and face-to-face classes.
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Program code: C4401
National curriculum code: ICT40418
Graduate career opportunities include:
- IT helpdesk
- IT support
- network support
- network administration support
- network infrastructure technician
- network technician
- network support technician
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$750* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$3,750* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$12,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.