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.
- 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
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
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.
The TAFE SA qualification 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession