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Diploma of Database Design and Development

The way information is organised is one of the fundamental aspects of the IT world. The Diploma of Database Design and Development provides the skills and knowledge individuals require to be effective in the design and development of ICT database systems.

This qualification builds on a base core of design and development competencies, and is customised for professional interests via electives covering business needs analysis, quality assurance, and project management.

Course overview

The Diploma of Database Design and Development is ideal for those in an entry level database role who are looking to take the next step in their career as the course will consolidate and formalise high-level knowledge and skills in this field.

The course covers:

  • Structured query language
  • Database design
  • Data object modelling
  • Data process modelling
  • Rapid application development
  • Developing detailed component specifications from project specifications
  • Modelling preferred system solutions

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Database Design and Development, graduates can apply for roles such as:

  • Assistant database designer
  • Assistant database developer
  • Assistant database specialist

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended that prospective students have some experience in an IT environment.

The preferred pathways to this qualification are having completed a Certificate IV in Information Technology or another relevant qualification, or with demonstrated vocational experience in a range of database design and development areas.

Course duration

Course duration is dependent on study mode. Online students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 1 year.


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Delivery Method Online
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Study Time 1 year

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