Key Benefits

Support and guidance from IT veterans

With Monarch Institute, you’ll get training and support from experienced IT professionals who know what it’s like to be just starting out. They’ll guide you through any challenges you face as you study. Plus they’re a whole lot nicer than some of the folks on Stack Overflow.

Nationally recognised

The course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. You can use it as a pathway to further studies, including university degrees.

Get skills that are in demand

This Certificate IV qualification includes a great range of units that’ll get you upskilled in those in-demand areas, like web dev and programming essentials.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete 20 units to obtain your Certificate IV in Information Technology.

Module 1

Work effectively in the IT industry

Module 2

Client-side development

Module 3

Enhancing a website


Module 4

Programming basics

Module 5

Managing quality

Course Assessments

Course assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material.

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Information Technology is perfect for those just starting out in the industry. It’s also great for workers with a little bit of experience who want to get an official qualification that’ll look great on their CV and boost employment opportunities. With a special practical focus on web dev, it’s an awesome pathway to the growing opportunities in custom e-commerce development.

Key opportunities include:


The Certificate IV in Information Technology is a great qualification on its own. It’ll allow you to get started straight away in a junior web development job, or step in to a role that requires nationally recognised certification of your skills. However, you’ve got plenty of options if you want to keep learning and upskilling. You could continue on to the Diploma in Information Technology with Monarch Institute, or take on a university course. It’s best to check with the uni of your choice about their prerequisites and credit transfer options before enrolling in a Certificate IV or Diploma course.

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

The Certificate IV has seven core units and 13 elective units. These cover a range of the most important skills in terms of technical ability, client service, and the practical side of working in the industry.

Module 1

Work effectively in the IT industry

Being successful in the IT industry is about more than technical brilliance. You need to know how to work collaboratively on projects, apply your critical thinking skills to new challenges, and comply with the law. This module will help you get to grips with the basics, so you feel confident and ready to get to work.

Module 2

Client-side development

Client-side development means taking care of everything that the end user sees and can do in a web application. This takes a lot more than programming skills – you’ve got to really understand what makes users tick. Module 2 is about upskilling in the technical and creative aspects of client-side development.

Module 3

Enhancing a website

Great websites require more than just a great build. You’ve got to stay on top of improving and enhancing the structure and content. Module 3 takes you through the essentials of updating content and accessibility standards. You’ll also cover search engine optimisation, to help keep your site at the top of search results.

Module 4

Programming basics

Module 4 is about the basic aspects of programming that are the same no matter what language you’re working in. This is the stuff that your non-techy friends and family think of when you say you’re studying IT (cue super-realistic TV-drama hacking scene). You’ll learn how to build from scratch, test code, apply basic debugging techniques, and more.

Module 5

Managing quality

Quality control (QC) responsibility is the step between being a junior developer, and taking on a leadership role. Module 5 is all about the QC skills that bosses love to see, from testing to security risk management.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 18-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$3,750 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$173.80 per week – paid over 26 weeks

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Dave O'Flynn
Course Coordinator
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
- misattributed to Albert Einstein, but great nonetheless!

I have more than 25 years experience in logistics, management and IT in Australia, Asia and Europe and initiated and led projects to integrate technology solutions into both operations and support functions. I’ve been active in vocational education for more than five years, teaching, assessing, developing resources and coordinating courses.
I am passionate about continuous improvement and see IT as being an enabler for positive change in workplaces.

What makes you jump out of bed in the morning?

I am an early riser and look forward to being greeted by my kelpie cross dog, Techie, and enjoying a coffee while listening to the radio.

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Certificate IV in Information Technology


  • Get the skills, get ahead – in as little as 12 months
  • Full access to Pluralsight included
  • The most flexible way to study for your new career
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference
Price $3,750 up front | $173.80 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Assistant programmer | Digital developer support
Course topics Five modules
Units 20 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways Diploma in Information Technology
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...
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