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 Fundamentals
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
MCSE: Data Platform
Privacy Ethics and Copyright
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. Prerequisites
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
Unit Code Unit Name 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 ITIL Foundations
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,
* 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
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Terms and Conditions Apply 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
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