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.
This course consists of 20 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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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 Neutral Courses
- MTA: Database – Pass Database Fundamentals exam
- MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 – Pass Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 exam; and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases exam; and Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 exam
- MCSE: Data Management and Analytics – Pass MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014; and Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server exam
- ITIL Foundations
- Project Management
- Privacy Ethics and Copyright
- Business Needs
- Disaster Recovery
- Technical Documentation
- 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.
IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.
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).
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
|ICTICT502||Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications|
|ICTDBS502||Design a database|
|ICTPRG425||Use structured query language|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTSAD502||Model data processes|
|ICTNWK514||Model preferred system solutions|
|ICTPRG509||Build using rapid application development|
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects|
|ICTSUS601||Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects|
|ICTSAD505||Develop technical requirements for business solutions|
|ICTPRG528||Perform ICT data conversion|
|ICTSAS502||Establish and maintain client user liaison|
|ICTDBS603||Determine suitability of database functionality and scalability|
|ICTSAD506||Produce a feasibility report|
|ICTPMG501||Manage ICT projects|
|ICTPMG606||Manage ICT project quality|
|ICTICT511||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise|
|ICTPRG511||Monitor and support data conversion to new ICT system|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements|
|ICTSAS505||Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans|
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:
MTA: Database Fundamentals
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Data Platform
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.
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.
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.
Flexible Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($675) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,825
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Option 3 - Higher Level Skills Program for QLD Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under the Higher Level Skills program and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the QLD Skills List. For more information on Higher Level Skills click here.