Course Code: ICT50715

The Diploma of Software Development addresses skills and knowledge around programming and software development. The qualification facilitates careers in bespoke software product creation, and in the customisation of existing software products to answer evolving customer requirements. 

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  • Nationally Recognised
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  • Access to lynda.com
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 16 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    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 Visual Studio
    • Microsoft Academy .NET
    • Project Management
    • HTML/CSS
    • Javascript
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Need
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Cloud Computing
    • Service Desk Analyst 2
    • Technical Documentation 

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of programming-related work environments in software programming, application programming, web development, or similar.

    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

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

    Inclusions

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

    Resources

    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
    ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
    ICTPRG520Validate an application design against specifications
    ICTPRG418Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG529Apply testing techniques for software development
    ICTPRG503Debug and monitor applications
    ICTPRG502Manage a project using software management tools
    ICTPRG523Apply advanced programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG501Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG504Deploy an application to a production environment
    ICTPMG501Manage ICT projects
    ICTPRG508Create mashups
    ICTPRG515Review developed software
    ICTPRG604Create cloud computing services
    ICTPRG514Prepare for software development using rapid application development
    ICTICT509Gather data to identify business requirements
  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    • Analyst Programmer Support
    • Assistant Programming Developer
    • Assistant Software Applications Programmer
    • Assistant Software Developer
    • Database Support Programmer
    • Web Support Programmer

    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 www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

    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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