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0.5 Year


The Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) equips you with the programming skills to take your career to the next level as software or .NET developer. Learn to follow IP, ethics and privacy policies whilst developing concepts.

In this exciting course, you will primarily focus on how to apply advanced programming skills to prepare you for real-world experience through assessments and projects.

TAFE NSW is the leading education and training provider in Australia, with over 130 years of history. Our courses are designed in close consultation with the industry, so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.



Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Lead and facilitate a team
  • Develop applications or software
  • Manage data
  • Design databases
  • Manage client problems


Build your experience and get practical skills in: 

  • Implementing advanced applications
  • Developing mobile multi-touch applications
  • Developing REST APIs
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation
  • Managing ICT projects


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Good presentation skills
  • An investigative approach to problem-solving
  • Critical thinking skills
  • An analytical mind
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative team-player work style


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Software Developer
  • NET Developer
  • Software Tester
  • Software Analyst
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Database Designer
  • Database Support


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you require may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load
  • Adequate time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours
  • Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Petersham Feb , Jul A$15,120
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Petersham Feb , Jul A$15,120


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

You will study in authentic, real world simulated environments that have the relevant industry-standard software and workplace environment.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 20
  • 6 core units plus 14 elective units, of which:
  • at least 10 units must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 4 units may be selected from the remaining listed elective units or from this or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
  • Core Units
  • BSBCRT512 - Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 - Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 - Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 - Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 - Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 - Manage client problems
  • ICTDBS506 - Design databases
  • ICTPRG554 - Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • ICTPRG555 - Implement object relational mapping framework for data persistence
  • ICTPRG603 - Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications
  • ICTPRG443 - Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG553 - Create and develop REST APIs
  • ICTPRG547 - Apply advanced programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG549 - Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG532 - Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG535 - Build advanced user interfaces
  • ICTPRG556 - Implement and use a model view controller framework
  • ICTICT430 - Apply software development methodologies
  • ICTCLD507 - Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms
  • ICTPRG530 - Manage a project using software management tools


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.