Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

This qualification provides an individual with the skills and knowledge to design, develop, build and administer websites using a range of website technologies.

Job roles

Possible job titles relevant to this include:

web developer or technical writer

webmaster assistant

website coordinator

website or web support administrator

assistant web designer.


Total number of units = 22

8 core units plus

14 elective units

The elective units consist of:

5 from one of the following specialist groups:

Group A Administration

Group B Design and development

of the remaining units:

up to 9 may be from the specialist elective groups below or from Group C general elective units below

up to 4 may be from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units

add topic BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

add topic ICAICT401A Determine and confirm client business requirements

add topic ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

add topic ICAWEB401A Design a website to meet technical requirements

add topic ICAWEB402A Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs

add topic ICAWEB403A Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

add topic ICAWEB424A Evaluate and select a web hosting service

add topic ICAWEB429A Create a markup language document to specification

Elective units

Specialist elective units

Group A Administration

add topic ICAWEB404A Maintain website performance

add topic ICAWEB405A Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports

add topic ICAWEB406A Create website testing procedures

add topic ICAWEB407A Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

add topic ICAWEB408A Ensure basic website security

Group B Design and development

add topic ICADBS403A Create basic databases

add topic ICAWEB409A Develop cascading style sheets

add topic ICAWEB411A Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pages

add topic ICAWEB415A Produce server-side script for dynamic web pages

add topic ICAWEB425A Apply structured query language to extract and manipulate data

General elective units

Group C

add topic BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

add topic BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CUFPPM404A Create storyboards

add topic ICAICT403A Apply software development methodologies

add topic ICAICT407A Maintain website information standards

add topic ICAICT408A Create technical documentation

add topic ICAICT417A Identify, evaluate and apply current industry-specific technologies to meet industry standards

add topic ICAICT420A Develop client user interface

add topic ICANWK409A Create scripts for networking

add topic ICAPMG401A Support small scale IT projects

add topic ICAPRG405A Automate processes

add topic ICAWEB410A Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites

add topic ICAWEB412A Produce interactive web animation

add topic ICAWEB413A Optimise search engines

add topic ICAWEB414A Design simple web page layouts

add topic ICAWEB416A Customise content management system

add topic ICAWEB417A Integrate social web technologies

add topic ICAWEB421A Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards


    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    after achieving ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA30111


    with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of web-related work environments in website development, administration or management.

    Pathways from the qualification

    ICA50611 Diploma of Website Development, or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


consulting with end users and clients before, during and after development of websites to determine their issues and ensure that their needs are met

interpreting technical manuals

documenting and presenting information in a variety of formats and media


consulting with work team to review proposed changes against current and future business requirements

establishing and improving work teams in an IT environment


determining criteria for writing script for web pages, for example, dynamic functionality and appropriate language

Initiative and enterprise

developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices

identifying, analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources

Planning and organising

creating project plans to guide the development of systems methodologies


taking responsibility for own output in relation to specified quality standards

meeting ethical standards in the areas of security, legal, moral and ethical practice


gathering and organising feedback on draft documentation and client satisfaction

maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided


selecting and using software and hardware tools in a variety of web, database, scripting and multimedia contexts