Web development involves a certain amount of design, making
it an area where science and art can often intersect
So, you're thinking of being a web developer…
Web development covers an extremely broad area from the creation of
simple, static websites to complex web-based applications, with API
and eCommerce integrations (and everything in-between).
It might be worthwhile ensuring you have at least a few of the
personal skills and qualities that make a great web developer.
Heading this list is a strong interest in the web and the various
digital technologies on which it runs. This would include an
understanding of hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style
sheets (CSS), which are the web's basic building blocks.
If you are interested a career in Web Development, consider learning
the basics with TAFE NSW's Statement
of Attainment in Basic Web Development Specialist Skill Set.
Other desirable qualities include an eye for detail, patience and
tenacity and an inquisitive mind. It will also be helpful to have an
eye for what looks good on a screen. Web development involves a
certain amount of design, making it an area where science and art can
TAFE NSW's Diploma
of Website Development is an ideal course for anyone considering
this career path. The course has no entry requirements and successful
completion of this course would qualify you as web developer,
application developer, web administrator, programmer, webmaster or
You will learn how to develop dynamic, multi-paged websites
(including e-commerce solutions), learn about server structure,
information architecture, learn how to build a responsive website, SEO
best practices and much more. You may learn various programming
languages like, HTML, CSS, PHP, .NET etc, and use modern web services
like API's, GitHub, and Content Management Systems (CMS).
The Diploma in Website Development is also available through TAFE NSW
Online flexible delivery.
The demand for web development services has seen enormous growth in
the last 20 years, and has been a crucial part of the information
According to Job
Outlook, Web Developers earn an average of $1,856 per week (before tax).
As long as the internet continues to dominate our lives, there'll
always be a demand for someone who can create websites. It's a fairly
safe bet that the internet and web aren't going anywhere any time
soon. And as individuals, companies, businesses and governments
continue to rely on their websites, someone with the skills and
qualifications to build, repair and maintain websites will always be
If you are looking for a back-end programming career - consider a career
in Information Technology.