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ICT50220 | CRICOS: 107313E

Diploma of Information Technology

Advanced Programming

Advance your IT career with this high-level course and learn specialist skills that will qualify you to become an assistant software developer or systems administrator.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus International
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 28 Jan 2025 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE
$0
Concession
$13,300
Subsidised
$14,340
Full Fee
$17,820
International
$21,000
Eligibility calculator

Course overview

Advance your IT career with this high-level course and learn specialist skills that will qualify you to work in programming.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future job growth predicted for computer network professionals. This large occupation is expected to create around 17,000 job openings over the next five years.

In this specialisation you will learn how to build advanced user interfaces and implement a model view controller framework. You will also learn how to match ICT needs and provide strategic direction to your business, including how to promote workplace cyber security.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in the IT industry as an assistant software developer, systems administrator, or analyst programmer. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

What can I do?

  • Assistant Software Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Analyst Programmer

Course outcome:

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) 

Innovative teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by passionate industry experts with years of experience in the ICT sector. Our teachers understand the technical aspect of the job and are ahead of the game in innovation and development, preparing you for the next big thing in the industry.

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What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBCRT512
    Originate and develop concepts
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBCRT512
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Originate and develop concepts

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCS402
    Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCS402
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXTW401
    Lead and facilitate a team
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXTW401
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lead and facilitate a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT517
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT517
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT532
    Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT532
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTSAS527
    Manage client problems
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTSAS527
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage client problems

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
demo

Bracken Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Loganlea
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
demo

Loganlea

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
demo

Coomera

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $13,300
  • Subsidised: $14,340
  • Full fee: $17,820
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • International: $21,000
demo

Bracken Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $21,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Loganlea
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • International: $21,000
demo

Loganlea

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $21,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Bracken Ridge
On Campus
14 Jul 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • International: $21,000
demo

Bracken Ridge

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Jul 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $21,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Loganlea
On Campus
14 Jul 2025
1 year
Full time up to 4 days per week
  • International: $21,000
demo

Loganlea

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Jul 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $21,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
  • International: $21,000
demo

Coomera

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $21,000
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $18,097 cap

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.  The Australian Government charges full fee-paying (non-subsidised) students a 20 per cent loan fee in addition to their tuition fees.  A VET Student Loan is a debt that must be repaid.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays.
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic and International students
To successfully complete this qualification, it is highly recommended applicants for this course should evidence one of the following;

  • A Certificate III level qualification from the ICT Information and Communication Technology Training Package
  • Industry Certifications in the field of the Diploma you are applying for
  • Prior Information Technology experience or technical background relevant to the Diploma

If you are under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions apply.

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent - For a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International.
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software are both available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class:

  • a 1TB SSD portable external drive
  • a computer with minimum 8GB of RAM, i7 processor or equivalent, with the capability of running Virtual Machines (when working at home)

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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