Diploma of Software Development


National Code: ICT50715
TAFE SA Code: TP00750

Description

This course provides you with advanced skills and knowledge to be highly competent in programming and software development. You will create new software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs. There is a focus on mobile application development with a Windows Mobile development subject with C#, an Android mobile development subject with Java and an iPhone/iPad development subject with Objective C. Web application development is included in the three key approaches: PHP/MySQL, Java and C#.NET. The diploma final stage includes a cloud computing subject.

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Up to 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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  • Duration
    Full Fee
    Funded
    Concession
    Average cost per semester
    $1,529 - $1,705
    $1,134 - $1,265
    $868 - $968
    Total Fees for the 24 Months course
    $6,115 - $6,820
    $4,537 - $5,060
    $3,472 - $3,872

    Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 24 Month course
    Full Fee
    $1,529 - $1,705
    $6,115 - $6,820
    Funded
    $1,134 - $1,265
    $4,537 - $5,060
    Concession
    $868 - $968
    $3,472 - $3,872

    Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

  • Upfront Payment

    This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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    • Students will be able to complete subjects in common with the Cert IV Information Technology by attending classes at campuses other than Adelaide but will need to study online or attend the Adelaide City campus to complete this qualification.
    • Applicants with limited or no underpinning knowledge and skills may commence at a lower level and additional fees to those shown below will apply. For more information refer to the relevant Program information document on tafesa.edu.au/information-technology
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply advanced object-oriented language skills 80
    Apply advanced programming skills in another language 80
    Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills 60
    Apply intermediate programming skills in another language 80
    Apply testing techniques for software development 40
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
    Debug and monitor applications 40
    Deploy an application to a production environment 40
    Manage a project using software management tools 60
    Validate an application design against specifications 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Build advanced user interface 60
    Create cloud computing services 60
    Design a database 50
    Design application architecture 40
    Develop technical requirements for business solutions 30
    Plan and direct complex ICT projects 80
  • Employment Outcomes

    Career opportunities include analyst programmer support, programming developer, software applications programmer, software developer, database support programmer, web support programmer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715)
    This course provides skills in copyright, ethics, privacy, programming, object-oriented language, software management tools, debugging, testing and deploying to a production environment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Information Technology
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)
    Bachelor of Information Technology
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Games & Entertainment Design)
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
    Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
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