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. VET FEE-HELP is available for this course, allowing you to study now, pay later!

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  • 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 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
    ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment
    ICTPRG520 Validate an application design against specifications
    ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG529 Apply testing techniques for software development
    ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
    ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
    ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
    ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
    ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment
    ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
    ICTPRG508 Create mashups
    ICTPRG515 Review developed software
    ICTPRG604 Create cloud computing services
    ICTPRG514 Prepare for software development using rapid application development
    ICTICT509 Gather 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:

    ICt Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other higher education sector qualifications.

    For information about Pathways to University, click here.

  • Upcoming Courses

    Date Delivery Method  
    01/10/2015 Enquire Now
    02/11/2015 Enquire Now
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