Diploma of Software Development

Diploma   NRT
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 –   Petersham
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  • Software Development course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in programming and software development.

    A person with this qualification would create new software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs.

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

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Semester
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled, VET Student Loan
    21 Hours per week
    Indicative course cost:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 24 January 2018 from 5:30pm at Petersham College, 27 Crystal St, Petersham, Building A, Level 1, Room A.1.10

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Weekdays, 09:00am to 5:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    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 http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    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.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans

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

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. 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.

    Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Software Development 2018/02/052018/04/132018/03/05$1354.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Software Development 2018/02/052018/04/132018/04/03$1354.00
    UOS VSL-Diploma of Software Development 2018/04/302018/06/302018/06/04$1352.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ICTPRG501Apply advanced object-oriented language skills80
    ICTPRG523Apply advanced programming skills in another language80
    ICTPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills60
    ICTPRG418Apply intermediate programming skills in another language80
    ICTICT403Apply software development methodologies20
    ICTPRG529Apply testing techniques for software development40
    ICTPRG505Build advanced user interface60
    ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment40
    ICTPRG604Create cloud computing services60
    ICTPRG503Debug and monitor applications40
    ICTPRG504Deploy an application to a production environment40
    ICTPRG506Design application architecture40
    ICTICT514Identify and manage the implementation of current industry specific technologies60
    ICTPRG507Implement security for applications50
    ICTPRG502Manage a project using software management tools60
    ICTPRG520Validate an application design against specifications40



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