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  • NONAC02005

Introduction to Coding

Non-accredited Short Course
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Introducing the future!

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn the basic concepts of coding and get a programming in JavaScript.  Coding is a fundamental skill for the future.  This is soft introduction to the general principles of programming that will be essential in learning any programming language or new connected technology.. 

This course is for those with very little or no programming knowledge, aimed at building an understanding needed to pursue further programming studies.  You will be introduced to concepts such as pseudo code, flow charts, visual programming aids, and touch on the programming language of the World Wide Web, JavaScript. 

Students will achieve an understanding of the basic principles of coding in popular programming languages. An increased ability to relate and converse with people who use tech talk. An ability to break down problems into smaller tasks, and create procedures. More confidence in using new technologies and gadgets. Some ability to follow simple computer code. Knowledge of the best and most popular new coding tools.

Programming concepts are essential processes that help in everyday situations, not just with computers and the internet of things.  Learn how to solve problems, and upgrade your life skills.  This course forms part of a series of new and exciting classes and practical laboratories.  We highly recommend taking this course to master new and emerging technologies.

'IOT Series' suggested pattern: Fundamentals 1 - Concepts  > Tinker Lab 1 (Raspberry Pi) >  Fundamentals 2 - Components > Intro to Coding > Tinker Lab 2 (Pi and Puck) > Controller Basics > Tinker Lab 3 (Node-Red Pi) > Basic electronics > Tinker Lab 4 (Arduino) > Intro to Javascript > Tinker Lab 5 (Firebase) > Cloud Platforms  > Tinker Labs 6 (Cloud Functions) > Coding Node.js > Tinker Lab 7 (End-to-end IoT)

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

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Selection criteria

An ability to use computers and Internet browsers are essential.   No previous coding experience needed.

If  you are intending to continue with other courses in the IoT series, we recommend also taking Fundamentals of IoT.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.  This course will include some hands on computer based activities in our computer workshop.

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

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.

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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.

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How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland