The Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) and Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) will enable you to become a software developer.
Career opportunities, include:
- software developer
- C# programmer
- Python programmer
- full-stack developer
- database developer
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Information Systems (with 1 year advanced standing)
Studying the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) at Holmesglen
You will draw on knowledge and skills developed in a prior certificate IV qualification that focused on foundation programming skills and knowledge, or skills that have been developed over more than two years working as a programmer in the industry. This course culminates in an industry-based capstone project, where you will work as part of a team developing a software solution for an industry-based client. Working with the client the team will design, develop and implement a software solution against an approved specification that will support the client's business operations. During the capstone project, you will need to engage with your team to analyse, design, build, test and manage a small- to medium-sized software application.
You'll be learning on campus in high-quality facilities or remotely from your chosen location, and have the opportunity to be trained and mentored by experienced, enthusiastic teachers working with you to develop the best of your programming capabilities.
This course is delivered on campus and remotely via WebEx, at the same scheduled class time. Students can either attend on campus or join the class online.
||Analyse software requirements
||Model data processes
||Create dynamic web pages
||Integrate databases with websites
||Implement quality assurance process for websites
||Model data objects
||Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
||Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms
||Create and develop REST APIs
||Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
||Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
||Build advanced user interfaces
||Apply advanced programming skills in another language
||Develop website information architecture
||Implement and use a model view controller framework
||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
||Originate and develop concepts
||Lead and facilitate a team
||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
||Manage client problems
| Code || Name |
|ICTPRG444||Analyse software requirements|
|ICTSAD502||Model data processes|
|ICTWEB514||Create dynamic web pages|
|ICTDBS507||Integrate databases with websites|
|ICTWEB525||Implement quality assurance process for websites|
|ICTSAD501||Model data objects|
|ICTPRG554||Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores|
|ICTCLD507||Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms|
|ICTPRG553||Create and develop REST APIs|
|BSBXCS402||Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices|
|ICTICT532||Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments|
|ICTPRG535||Build advanced user interfaces|
|ICTPRG547||Apply advanced programming skills in another language|
|ICTWEB522||Develop website information architecture|
|ICTPRG556||Implement and use a model view controller framework|
|ICTPRG549||Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills|
|BSBCRT512||Originate and develop concepts|
|BSBXTW401||Lead and facilitate a team|
|ICTICT517||Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation|
|ICTSAS527||Manage client problems|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Applicants for the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) program must have prior basic skills and knowledge in:
or attainment of
ICT40518 Certificate IV in Programming
ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)
ICT40118 Certificate IV in Information Technology - with programming electives.
Applicants intending to learn remotely will require access to a computer or laptop with the following minimum specifications: Quad-Core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 4GHz processor or faster, 250GB of storage
Access to an internet connection (ADSL or cable connection desirable)
PC Monitor 24" (dual monitor optional but preferred)
Headset/earphones with microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
Applicants will be able to access:
Windows 10 - free access through Holmesglen OnTheHub
LinkedIn Learning - free access through Holmesglen URL
Microsoft Office Suite - free access through Holmesglen MyHorizon
WebEx - free to download
Visual Studio Community - free to download
Visual Studio Code - free to download
7Zip or an equivalent compression utility - free to download
Google Chrome – recommended web browser, free to download
Thonny - free to download
Netbeans - free to download
SQL Server - free to download
SQL Server Management Studio - free to download
MySQL - free to download
MySQL workbench - free to download
Microsoft Visio - free to download
Adobe Dreamweaver - free access through Holmesglen MyHorizon or students may purchase
Git Bash - free to download
GitHub - free to download
Sourcetree - free to download
Onedrive or Google drive/Dropbox account for storage - free to use
Prior to enrolment all applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and attend a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
You digital literacy skills will be confirmed during these assessments.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion of this program, you will receive the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) and ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Programming).
How to apply
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All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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