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Diploma of Website Development

Diploma of Website Development

Course Code: ICA50611
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The Diploma of Website Development addresses skill sets and knowledge around the design, building, and management of websites. This qualification is designed to facilitate careers for individuals as both independent web developers, or as team members working in integrated project roles. VET FEE-HELP options are available for this course.  Click here for more info on VET FEE-HELP.


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. VET FEE-HELP options are available for this course.  Click here for more info on VET FEE-HELP.

Vendor Courses Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Microsoft Academy SQL Server
  • Javascript
  • OH&S
  • E-Commerce
  • Service Desk Analyst 2

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in a website development or management role: web developer, web programmer, web manager or equivalent

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).

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Unit Outline

Unit Outline

The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICA11 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.


Core Units
Unit Codes
Core Units
ICADBS504A Integrate database with a website Continuity & Security
ICAWEB501A Build a dynamic website Continuity & Security
ICAWEB502A Create dynamic web pages Continuity & Security
ICAWEB503A Create web-based programs Continuity & Security
BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace Continuous Improvement
ICAWEB516A Research and apply emerging web technology trends Continuous Improvement
ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment Service Delivery & Governance
ICAICT515A Verify client business requirements Service Delivery & Governance
Elective Units
Unit Codes
Elective Units
ICAWEB504A Build a document using extensible markup language Continuity & Security
ICASAS505A Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans Continuity & Security
ICAWEB506A Develop complex cascading style sheets Continuity & Security
ICAPRG509A Build using rapid application development Continuity & Security
ICADBS412A Build a database Continuity & Security
ICAWEB505A Develop complex web page layouts Continuous Improvement
ICAWEB508A Develop website information architecture Continuous Improvement
ICAICT509A Gather data to identify business requirements Continuous Improvement
ICAICT511A Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Continuous Improvement
ICAWEB509A Use site server tools for transaction management Continuous Improvement
ICADBS502A Design a database Continuous Improvement
ICAICT503A Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications Service Delivery & Governance


Cluster 1 - Core Infrastructure
Infrastructure implementation is the starting point for business seeking to enable their business through utilising IT systems. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of key systems and services. This qualification has a design base and does not focus on core infrastructure.
Cluster 2 - Continuity & Security
Web designers and developers must have the skills and knowledge to ensure that business systems are ready, available and capable for the purpose they were designed. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of concepts for business continuity. Identifying key systems and services is paramount to ensure that business can continue to function effectively. This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad and transferable across systems, browsers and clients.
Broad concepts covered
  • Copyright and privacy
  • Ethics
  • Web hosting
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Website performance
  • Secure remote access
  • Databases
  • Scripting
  • Page Style
  • Disaster Recovery
Cluster 3 - Continuous Improvement
Web technologists play a key role in business improvement and must have the skills to offer solutions and alternatives to business managers to address problems and increase productivity and in turn, revenue. This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad in project methodology, and business needs analysis and are transferrable across multiple industries, systems and platforms. Depth of systems design is achieved through hands on activities in designing many different solutions based on real world scenarios.
Broad concepts covered
  • OH&S requirements
  • Technical documentation
  • Website design in regards to accessibility
  • Traffic monitoring
  • Security
  • Concept design
  • Project management
  • Testing
Cluster 4 - Service Delivery & Governance
Being able to communicate with customers at all levels will ensure positive business support outcomes. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of concepts for systems support and maintenance. Many of the skills learned are applicable across many job roles and industry sectors.
This cluster provides the framework and skills set that are platform and systems independent and vital to ensure that Web Technologists have the procedures, systems and policies in place to support correct, unbiased decision making in times of extreme stress. These will also extend to preventative maintenance and proactive problem management to reduce system incidents.
Broad concepts covered
  • Service metrics
  • Change Management
  • Problem solving - deductive/inductive
  • Incident and problem management
  • Information gathering
  • Quality Assurance

Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: 

  • Web Developer
  • Web Development Manager
  • Web Programmer
  • Website Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Web Administrator
  • Internet Developer

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.

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