Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)


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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in designing, developing and utilising basic multimedia briefs either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. The qualification has a small suite of core units with the opportunity for inclusion of 70 per cent of the qualification as electives selected from 7 'natural clusters' of units and beyond, thus providing exceptional flexibility for individuals and enterprises.

The Electives Clusters in the qualification are designed to provide a degree of guidance to individuals who may wish to develop deeper skills in particular fields within the multimedia industry, however the choice of electives is not confined to a single cluster. The 7 Electives Clusters are:

  • Design
  • Animation
  • Games Development
  • Website
  • Multimedia Development
  • Digital and Video
  • IT
  • Complementary, 'non-ICT' qualifications can be found in several other Training Packages including:

  • CUF07 Screen and Media
  • ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts
  • CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design
  • BSB07 Business Services
  • Job Roles

    Depending on the cluster selected, a person could work in a number of areas in the broad ICT and multimedia industries.

    Possible job titles include:

  • 2D/3D Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Artist/Modeller
  • Animator
  • Audio/Video Engineer
  • Designer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Game Development Producer
  • Games Developer
  • Graphic/Media Designer
  • Interaction Media Developer
  • Media/Instructional Designer
  • Multimedia Author
  • Multimedia Authoring Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Developer/Engineer
  • Multimedia Development Technician
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Multimedia Specialist Producer
  • PC Games Programmer
  • PS2 Lead Programmer
  • Software Engineer Games
  • Software Support Engineer
  • Streaming Media Specialist
  • UnrealEd Level Designer
  • Virtual Reality Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Xbox Programmer
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).


    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Information Technology field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).


    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:



    Technicians and Trades Workers


    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Sales Workers


    Sales Workers


    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services


    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Retail Trade


    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services


    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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    Australian Apprenticeships

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    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.

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