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Certificate IV in Programming

Certificate IV in Programming

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven t successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.

Computing

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software
  • 2GHz or faster processor
  • 2 GB RAM as a minimum, 4 GB would be ideal
  • 20 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard disk drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card that runs at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) (installed and configured) to develop Java application
  • An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for example, Eclipse
  • SQL Server 2014 Express for database units
  • Visual Studio Community, for C# developments
  • Xamarin for Visual Studio for mobile app development
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

The learning materials for this course have been developed for a Microsoft Windows environment, hence having Microsoft Windows operating system would be ideal.

Mac users can have a Microsoft Windows operating system setup by using Boot Camp. The user would be able to choose between Microsoft Windows and Mac to boot into. More information can be found here .

The learner would have to source a copy of Windows 8 or above.

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
  • Accessing and searching the internet
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites
  • Uploading documents through websites
  • Participating in online discussions
  • Compressing image files
  • Recording, compressing and uploading videos.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here .

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.

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Damian Kasper

Damian has worked in the IT industry for over eight years in many different roles. Starting from desktop support, he progressed to network and systems engineering, software development and IT project management. He has worked for international organisations in both Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, while learning to fluently speak Tetun. His most recent position was IT Manager for a large multinational corporation. Damian s qualifications include the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Networks Systems), TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment and Certificate II in Information Technology.

Maria Tentzeraki

Maria is an IT professional with experience in web applications programming and database design, IT training and online course development. She has worked for major organisations such as Oracle Corporation and the NSW Department of Education and Training, and has participated in projects for major clients including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She also provides IT consultancy to small businesses.

Maria holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Bachelor in Information Technology and a Master of Information Systems. Her current interests are the latest web development trends, social media marketing and open source applications communities and contribution.

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What outcome are you hoping to achieve after studying with Open Colleges?

I want to develop a hobby I want to get a promotion at work I want to complete a course that my employer recommended I want to change careers I want to get back into the workforce I want to start my first career


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