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.
This course covers 16 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
- MCSD: App Builder – Pass MCSA: Web Applications; and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions exam
- ITIL Foundations
- Project Management
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Business Need
- 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.
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
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT 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|
|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|
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
Microsoft Certification Mapping
This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:
MTA: Database Fundamentals
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
MCSD: Windows Store Apps using C#
MCSD: Web Applications
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:
ICt 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
Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $44 a week! Total course cost: $4,500
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Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here.
If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374
Option 4 - Skilled Capital for ACT Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under the Skilled Capital program and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the ACT Skills List. For more information on Skilled Capital click here.
Option 5 - 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.