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Diploma of Software Development Course

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Are you preparing for your first job in IT, looking to upskill or planning a career change? Try your hand at software programming, one of the roles in the industry with the highest demand, and emerge with job-ready skills.

The Diploma of Software Development is suitable for individuals wanting to enter the ICT industry with the intention of establishing a career in a programming capacity.

This Software Development course is hands-on and will provide students with the skills to develop Windows and web-based commercial applications and mobile applications.

The course covers:

  • Database construction and design
  • System analysis and design
  • Software testing and quality assurance
  • Group development project
  • Professional development
  • Developing window-based and web-based applications in C#, VB.NET and Java
  • Mobile application development in Android and Windows Phone 7
  • Validating and deploying applications

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Software Development, graduate can apply for roles such as:   

  • eCommerce programmer
  • Games programmer
  • Middleware programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Database developer

Entry requirements

Entry requirements differ according to course provider. As a minimum, prospective students are expected to be over the age of 18 years and successfully complete an entry assessment.

In some cases, although there may be no formal entry requirements experience in an IT role is highly recommended.

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 studying full-time (25 hours per week) or 3 years studying part-time (8 hours per week).

Students wishing to study via classroom delivery (Melbourne only) should speak to a CoursesNow consultant to discuss provider options.

 Software Development

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Delivery Method Online
Finance Option Payment Plan
Study Time 1-3 years

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