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Offering Info

Diploma of Software Development

  • National Course Code: ICT50718
  • TAFE NSW code: ICT50718-01V01-21HNB-251

Location – Hornsby

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

34 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Software Development equips you with the skills to launch your career as a programmer or software developer. Develop your knowledge of JAVA and C# and be prepared for one of the 16,000 new jobs available in this industry in the next five years.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Manage the software development lifecycle
  • Create and test software programs
  • Use different programming languages and tools
  • Design and develop web-related products and applications
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A positive approach to problem-solving
  • An analytical mind
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative nature

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong study pathway to a degree qualification
  • Credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology with TAFE NSW Degrees

Career opportunities:

  • Assistant programming developer
  • Assistant software applications programmer
  • Assistant software developer
  • Database support programmer
  • Mobile app developer
  • Web support programmer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering) with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Statement of Attainment in Game Design
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology Support
  • Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games
  • Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
  • Diploma of Database Design and Development

This course is superseded.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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A Certificate IV in Programming or you have equivalent skills gained through your work in industry
  • Commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load
  • Adequate time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:
Have complete the Certificate IV in Programming Course or equivalent.

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

INFORMATION SESSIONS

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 26 May 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09
Wednesdays, 2, 9, 16, 23 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09
Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:00am to 1:00pm Hornsby Campus, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.09

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20.5 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 13.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private Study, Online Research, Assignment Preparation, Lynda.Com Videos, Reading Books, Attending Support Tutorials.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who would like to become a Software Developer.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
Weekly tutorial support class for those who would need additional help.

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 Lynda.com)
  • 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 from 9:30am to 5:00pm, Thursday 9:30am to 5:30pm and Friday 9:30am 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.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment
ICTPRG520 Validate an application design against specifications
ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG529 Apply testing techniques for software development
ICTPRG532 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTSAD501 Model data objects
ICTICT403 Apply software development methodologies
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
ICTSAD502 Model data processes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
  • Analyst Programmer Support
  • Assistant Programming Developer
  • Assistant Software Applications Programmer
  • Assistant Software Developer
  • Database Support Programmer
  • Web Support Programmer

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Hornsby
205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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