Our dual certificate package focuses on skills and knowledge one requires to find a role as an assistant programmer within a software development team, or as a support programmer within a more senior programming team. Along with the basics of mobile application development, database creation, and introductory programming skills – individuals will also learn specialised skills in the gaming industry through areas such as interactive game development, story writing, and artificial intelligence.
This packaged course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials, and is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment.
Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance.
Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.
||Vendor Neutral Courses
- MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
- MTA: Software Development Fundamentals
- MTA: Database Fundamentals
- MCSA: SQL Server
- Microsoft .NET Framework
- Microsoft C#.NET Language
- Windows Azure Mobile Services
- Windows Server: Technical Overview
- Windows Server: Installation and Configuration
- Utilising Unity Development Environment
- Writing Research Papers
- Becoming a .NET Developer
- Windows Form Introduction
- Introduction to C# and .NET
- Object Orientated Programming Fundamentals in C#
- ADO.NET Fundamentals
- XML Essentials
- HTML5 From Scratch
- Practical HTML5
- Introduction to Copyright
- Ethics in Leadership
- Introduction to Business Analysis
- Developing Models for Software Design
- Object Orientated Design
- Introduction to Software Testing
- Automated Testing: End to End
- Introduction to Customer Service
- ITIL Foundations
- Welcome to Developing Games
- Foundations of Programming: Object Oriented Design
- Scripting Unity with C#
- GIMP Essential Training
- Build a Match 3 Game with Unity
- Creating a Short Film
- Creating a Storyboard
- Real Time Strategy and Artificial Intelligence
- Project Management
- Designing a Presentation
- Getting Your Point Across
- Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Getting a Job
- Writing Research Papers
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Database Concepts
- Introduction to SQL Server
- Privacy, Copyright, Ethics
- Business Needs Analysis
- Translate Business Needs
- Enterprise Strategic Direction
- Writing Technical Documents
- Introduction to Project Management Principles
- Project Integration
- Articulate, Present and Debate Ideas
- Work Health and Safety
- Service Desk Analyst
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Target audience for this program are individuals who express and interest in gaining skills in programming or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT40915 & ICT40518 - Certificate IV in Programming and Digital and Interactive Games.
As a guide, entrants to this program may:
- have up to 1 year of experience with ICT products
- hold a certificate II or III in a similar discipline
- hold a vendor certification
- complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly
This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at level 1 or 2 Support.
To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
- Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
- Student Support services
- your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
- online tutorials
- video content access via:
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your courses. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL
during the enrolment process.
Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
- summative and formative assignments
- written reports and/or portfolio assessments
- scenarios and/or case studies
- written/oral questions
- regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.
These qualifications utilise 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).
All participants will require the following hardware and software:
- Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
- Browser Mozilla Firefox 3 (or higher)
- Browser Apple Safari 2 (or higher)
- Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10
- Operating System Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (or higher)
- Processor Pentium III 1 GHz (or better)
- Processor Macintosh Intel-based or PowerPC G4 (or better)
- RAM 512 MB (1 GB or more recommended)
- Internet connection 256K (broadband recommended)
- Adobe Flash Player 10 (current version recommended)
- Adobe Reader 9 (or higher)
Other requirements may apply to supplemental offline activities.