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Certificate III in Information Technology / Diploma of Software Development

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At a glance

At a glance

Upgrade your ICT career with this dual qualification and get the high-level skills you need to work as a software developer or systems administrator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Games Programmer
  • Analyst Programmer
COURSE OUTCOME

ICT30120 / ICT50718 Certificate III in Information Technology / Diploma of Software Development

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Course overview

Course overview

Upgrade your ICT career with this dual qualification in digital media and software development. Get the high-level skills you need to work as a software developer or systems administrator. 

In the certificate you will develop a broad range of practical ICT skills with the option to specialise in applications, network administration, ICT support, or website technologies. Throughout the diploma, you will become skilled in writing and maintaining program code, debugging and monitoring applications, and configuring applications in a production environment.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of ICT roles including software developer, analyst programmer, games programmer or systems administrator. You'll also get the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in the field.

Units

Certificate III in Information Technology:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 units:
Core Competencies: 6
Elective Competencies: 6

Diploma of Software Development:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 10
Elective Competencies: 6

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Information Technology
BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBXCS303
Securely manage personally identifiable information and workplace information
BSBXTW301
Work in a team
ICTICT313
Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTPRG302
Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTSAS305
Provide ICT advice to clients
Diploma of Software Development
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
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate III in Information Technology
ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services
ICTNWK311
Install and test network protocols
ICTSAS310
Install, configure, and secure a small office or home office network
ICTWEB304
Build simple web pages
ICTWEB305
Produce digital images for the web
ICTWEB431
Create and style simple markup language documents
Diploma of Software Development
ICTDBS502 
Design a database
ICTGAM528 
Create games for mobile devices
ICTICT509 
Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTPRG604 
Create cloud computing services
ICTWEB503 
Create web-based programs

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View 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 Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Replacement Qualification
The qualification ICT50718 has been replaced by ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology, as of 20 July 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. Please note: TAFE Queensland has been given approval to extend the transition period until 30 June 2022, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, current enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland