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. 


Get recognised across Australia
Get recognised across Australia

This is a nationally accredited qualification

Industry recognition
Industry recognition

Complete this course and cover the learning materials required for Vendor Certification

100% online delivery
100% online delivery

Study this course online - anytime, anywhere

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Course Description

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 Courses*
  • MTA: Database – Database Fundamentals
  • MTA: Developer – HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014; and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases; and Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
  • MCSD: App Builder – MCSA: Web Applications; and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
Vendor Neutral Courses
  • ITIL Foundations
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Storyboards
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Privacy, Ethics & Copyright
  • Business Needs
  • Disaster Recovery
  • WHS
  • IT Governance
  • Testing

* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course

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 upon successful completion, certification for ICT50615 Diploma of Website Development.

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).

Unit outline

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
ICTICT515Verify client business requirements
ICTWEB502Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB516Research and apply emerging web technology trends
ICTWEB501Build a dynamic website
ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTWEB503Create web-based programs
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace
ICTDBS504Integrate database with a website
ICTDBS502Design a database
ICTWEB506Develop complex cascading style sheets
ICTDBS412Build a database
ICTPRG509Build using rapid application development
ICTWEB504Build a document using eXtensible markup language
ICTICT511Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
ICTWEB509Use site server tools for transaction management
ICTICT509Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT503Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications
ICTWEB508Develop website information architecture
ICTWEB505Develop complex web page layouts
ICTSAS505Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Career Outcomes

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: 

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

Microsoft Certification Mapping

This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:

MTA: Database Fundamentals
MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
MCSA: SQL Server 2012
MCSD: Web Applications
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.

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification:

ICT Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other higher education sector qualifications.

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

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

Pay up-front

Save 15% ($675) when paying upfront through Upskilled.
Total course cost: $3,825

Interest free payments

No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months with ZipMoney. Get started for just $44 a week.
Total course cost: $4,500

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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