Offering Info

Diploma of Database Design and Development

  • National Course Code: ICT50515
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT50515-01V03-21SGR-011

Location – St George, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

22 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Database Design and Development equips you with the skills to work as a database designer or database developer. Be challenged to use your investigative and creativity skills to design, maintain, analyse and protect databases, with the option to further study.


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

  • Design a database
  • Develop components from detailed project specifications
  • Use structured query language (SQL) and build databases using rapid application development
  • Model preferred system solutions, data objects and data processes
  • Adhere to copyright, ethics and privacy policies in the workplace


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in database design and development
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • An analytical mind with an investigative approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good presentation skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Database designer
  • Database developer


Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) with TAFE NSW Degrees

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 2.00pm to 4.00pm St George campus, Building G, Level 3, Room 31
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 6.00pm to 7.00pm St George campus, Building G, Level 3, Room 31


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 33.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Have either a Certificate IV in Information Technology or a work experience equivalent. They will be wishing to start a career in Information Technology.


There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday 10.00am to 3.30pm, Tuesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Thursday 11.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21SGR01496 UOS 1-ICT50515-21SGR-011-SSVSL 12 Jul 2021 10 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,354.00
21SGR01499 UOS 2-ICT50515-21SGR-011-SSVSL 30 Aug 2021 08 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2021 $1,354.00
21SGR01502 UOS 3-ICT50515-21SGR-011-SSVSL 11 Oct 2021 26 Nov 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,352.00

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
ICTDBS502 Design a database
ICTICT502 Develop detailed component specifications from project specifications
ICTNWK514 Model preferred system solutions
ICTPRG425 Use structured query language
ICTPRG509 Build using rapid application development
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTSAD502 Model data processes
ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTDBS503 Create a data warehouse
ICTDBS504 Integrate database with a website
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT514 Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
ICTPRG511 Monitor and support data conversion to new ICT system
ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTTEN516 Produce technical solutions from business specifications
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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