Course Code: ICT50515

The Diploma of Database Design and Development provides the skills and knowledge individuals require to be effective in the design and development of ICT database systems. The qualification builds on a base core of design and development competencies, and is customised for professional interests via electives covering business needs analysis, quality assurance, and project management.

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  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course consists of 20 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

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  • Description

    Course Structure

    This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.

    Vendor Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • Microsoft Academy Windows Server
    • Microsoft Academy SQL Server
    • Project Management
    • Java
    • WHS
    • Privacy Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Needs
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Technical Documentation
    • Sustainability
    • Service Desk Analyst 1 & 2

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of database design and development areas.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


    Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.


    Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.


    This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled.  Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).

  • Unit Outline

    The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

    The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    ICTICT502Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
    ICTDBS502Design a database
    ICTPRG425Use structured query language
    ICTSUS6233AIntegrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
    ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
    ICTSAD502Model data processes
    ICTNWK514Model preferred system solutions
    ICTPRG509Build using rapid application development
    ICTSAD501Model data objects
    ICTSAD505Develop technical requirements for business solutions
    ICTPRG528Perform ICT data conversion
    ICTSAS502Establish and maintain client user liaison
    ICTDBS603Determine suitability of database functionality and scalability
    ICTSAD506Produce a feasibility report
    ICTPMG501Manage ICT projects
    ICTPMG606Manage ICT project quality
    ICTICT511Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    ICTPRG511Monitor and support data conversion to new IT system
    ICTICT509Gather data to identify business requirements
    ICTSAS505Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Assistant Database Designer
    • Assistant Database Developer
    • Assistant Database Specialist

    Microsoft Certification Mapping

    This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certifications:
    Microsoft Technology Specialist (MCTS)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance (exam 70-448)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Database Development (exam 70-433)
    All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled Diploma, Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product along with studying these materials.

    Further Study

    Pathways from the qualification:
    ICA11 Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other higher education sector qualifications.

    For information about Pathways to University, click here.

  • Payment

    Pay By Weekly Installment (Interest Free) Pay By Monthly Installment (Interest Free) Pay Upfront
    $70 per week with a $250 enrolment fee¹ $485 per month with a $495 enrolment fee² Pay upfront $3,500, saving $390 (10% discount)

    ¹Payments made over a period of 52 consecutive weeks, totalling $3,890
    ²Payments made over a period of 7 consecutive months, totalling $3,890

    Government Funding and Incentives

    At both state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants find that their courses are heavily subsidised*.

    *Eligibility for traineeships & User Choice is determined by an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. Further information can be found at

    Skills for All Fees (South Australian Residents Only)

    For those South Australian's eligible for Skills for All funding there is a subsidised course fee of $950, payable in one of two ways:

    1. A single upfront payment of the course fee attracts a 21% discount, making the cost $750
    2. An upfront fee of $495, and 2 x $227.50 paid per month for six consecutive months, making the total course fee $950

    To find out if you're eligible click here

    Centrelink Financial Support Services

    This course is approved for Centrelink financial support services, including  Youth Allowance Austudy and  AbstudyClick here for more info.

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