Diploma of Software Development

Be top of your game with software development

Are you tech savvy and like a challenge?  A software developer is one of the key members of any IT team and identifies and corrects errors to ensure software is running at its best capability. Software development also involves designing new systems and developing current ones.

What you will learn

As we become more digitally advanced,  the role of a software developer has become greater in demand.  This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create and maintain software programs. This includes looking at coding work and data analysis. You will learn how to develop and customise software programs, including games and will learn programming techniques and how to manage and develop software. You will also investigate network security and how to troubleshoot any issues.

What are your career options with a Diploma of  Software Development?

There are plenty of positions available in this area. You will be able to develop software for use in businesses and also have the knowledge to create mobile apps.  You’ll learn how to understand the requirements of a specific client and how to initiate cloud computing services and manage projects, prevent viruses and debug applications.

How you will study

The Diploma of Software Development is a nationally accredited qualification. Assessments are by way of written, practical and oral assignments. There are no exams and full trainer/assessor support is available throughout your studies.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:-

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

Cost of this course

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $11,400. Your fee payment options are:

  • 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
  • VET Study Loan – Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

VET Study Loan is available

VET Study Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For this Diploma of Software Development, you can borrow a $10,000 VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold.

The extra payment can be made with $200 up front and $100 every month for 12 months. Alternatively you can fully fund the extra $1,400 in one payment.  You will study  16 units as listed below.

Units of study

Module 1: Programming Part 1
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
Module 2: Programming Part 2
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
Module 3: Programming Part 3
ICTPRG529 Apply testing techniques for software development
ICTPRG508 Create mashups
Module 4: Project Management
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
Module 5: Software Development Part 1
ICTPRG520 Validate an application design against specifications
ICTPRG514 Prepare for software development using rapid application development
ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment
Module 6: Software Development Part 2
ICTPRG515 Review developed software
ICTPRG604 Create cloud computing services

Complimentary services and career guidance

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For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at TrainSmart Australia, about VET Student Loans or about our complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517


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