QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Software Development


National Code: ICT50718
TAFE SA Code: TP01151


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 18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Subsidised
$1,775
$5,324
Concession
$895
$2,684

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,273
$6,820

This course also has an incidentals cost of $195.00 for External SSD Hard Drive and headset.

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • This is not an entry level course. There are assumed skills and knowledge that are required to commence at the Diploma level. This could be from completing a Certificate IV in Information Technology or equivalent study or from equivalent knowledge and experience. If you cannot meet this requirement you will start your studies at Certificate IV. Additional fees will apply that are not covered by VET Student Loans.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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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 your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • 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 (ICT50718)
    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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective 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
    Manage ICT Projects 80
  • 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
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