ICT50715 - DIPLOMA OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

ICT50715 - Diploma of Software Development

A career in software development provides you with the tools to build, connect and operate almost anything imaginable with technology – whether that be games, websites, applications, droids, or drones. In a world where technology is exploding and our reliance on it ubiquitous with day-to-day life, the opportunities are almost endless for those trained in the best practice principles of software development.

Hurry, enrolments close 29 June 2017!  

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What you will learn 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build, customise and maintain software programs. The program focuses on object-orientated code development, including advanced programming skills and data analysis methodologies. You will also explore the areas of ethics, project management, problem solving, workplace effectiveness and strategic thinking.  

As part of this qualification, you can gain a selection of Vendor Certifications. These certifications are not recognised against the Australian Qualifications Framework, but are recognised extensively within industry, locally and globally.

How you will study 

Classes are run using a range of flexible delivery models. Some classes are instructor led (in class or online) whilst others are self-managed online study.

Classes are run in the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth New Horizons campuses and you will have access to a dedicated instructor throughout the program.

You can plan your-own timetable based on scheduled class times within the 12-month period. We recommend you plan this with your Learning Solutions Advisor when commencing your study.

This combined in-class and online delivery approach provides great balance. It offers you maximum flexibility, whilst still getting direct access to accredited instructors and time to build a network with other students.

Competency

Competency will be assessed by way of written and practical assignments.

If you wish to gain Vendor Certification, you will be required to sit and pass dedicated Exams. Vendor Certification is optional, and incurs additional Exam costs.

Eligibility requirements 

There are no formal eligibility requirements. New Horizons Australia will assess your academic suitability to ensure you have the best chance of successful completion and value. The criteria our assessors determine suitability is by 

  • providing New Horizons with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate, or 
  • providing a copy of any other Certificate IV qualification (or above), or  

  • completion of a Core Skills Profile for Audits online assessment and passing at above Exit Level 3 under the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. 

Timing 

This program is conducted over 12 months, and runs from June 2017 to June 2018.  

Course costs 

The total tuition fees are $11,400. 

You can elect to pay via: 

  • Self funding, where you pay your own fees by credit card, direct debit or cash 
  • VET Student Loans, which is an Australian Government income contingent loan, plus you pay the outstanding fee of $1,400 

Should you opt to complete the Vendor Certification exams an additional fee of AUD$1200 will be payable. Exams can be done individually and cost approximately between AUD$235-$260. 

VET Student Loan available 

This Diploma course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist you with paying for your tuition fees. VET Student Loan is an Australian Government Loan program available to Australian Citizens. For the ICT50715 - Diploma of Software Development, you could borrow a $10,000 VET Student Loan, which you will be required to pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. 

Please note:

  • that a 20% government loan fee will be applied to the VET Student Loan amount
  • that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements
  • that a VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid

The balance of the tuition fees can be made with $200 up front and $100 every month over the 12 month period. You can pay the remaining balance in one lump sum if preferred. 

What you will study 

Vendor Certification/Modules

Duration

Available

Competency Evaluation

In Class*

Online/Self-Paced

Prince2 Foundation

3 Days

Runs Monthly

Not Available

Assessment Required.

Exam Optional.

20480 Programming In HTML5 With JavaScript And CSS3

5 Days

Runs Monthly

90-day access

Assessment Required.

Exam Optional.

20482 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 And JavaScript

5 Days

Runs Monthly

90-day access

Assessment Required.

Exam Optional.

20483 Programming In C# Using Visual Studio 2012

5 Days

Runs Monthly

90-day access

Assessment Required.

Exam Optional.

20486 Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

5 Days

Runs Monthly

90-day access

Assessment Required.

Exam Optional.

9 Additional Self-Managed Learning Modules

Approx 5 Days Each

Not Available

Study anytime over 12 months

Assessment Required.

*In Class schedule is run subject to demand. The schedule may be amended from time to time.

The Vendor Certification/Modules you study will cover all necessary units of competency under this Diploma. These are:

  • ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
  • ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
  • ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment

Self-managed learning modules

  • ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
  • ICTPRG520 Validate an application design against specifications
  • ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG529 Apply testing techniques for software development
  • ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
  • ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
  • ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface
  • ICTPRG604 Create cloud computing services
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Please contact the New Horizons Australian Learning Solutions Advisor if you have any queries at all about this course, the fees or eligibility criteria. 

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