Diploma of Software Development

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Intake DatesFeb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Duration63 weeks
Tuition FeeAU $18,500
CampusMelbourne CBD and Hobart CBD

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    Course Overview

    RGIT Australia’s Diploma of Software Development (ICT50718) provides students with skills and knowledge around programming and software development. The qualification facilitates careers in bespoke software product creation, and in the customisation of existing software products to answer evolving customer requirements. It covers all necessary aspects including programming, graphical user interfaces, object-oriented programming, database programming, database design and systems analysis.

    Course Descriptions

    The Diploma of Information Technology Networking course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in high-level networking and SThe Diploma of Software Development provides the skills and knowledge for students to be competent in programming and software development. It covers all necessary aspects including programming, graphical user interfaces, object oriented programming, database programming, database design and systems analysis.

    This course is designed for employment as:

    • Analyst Programmer Support
    • Assistant Programming Developer
    • Assistant Software Applications Programmer
    • Assistant Software Developer
    • Database Support Programmer
    • Web Support Programmer
    • Network Support Coordinator
    • Network Operations Analyst
    • Network Security Coordinator
    • Network E-Business Coordinator

    Course Structure Students will need to complete 10 core units and 6 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.

    Core Units

    ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

    ICTPRG418 – Apply intermediate programming skills in another language

    ICTPRG501 – Apply advanced objectoriented language skills

    ICTPRG502 – Manage a project using software management tools

    ICTPRG503 – Debug and monitor applications

    ICTPRG504 – Deploy an application to a production environment

    ICTPRG520 – Validate an application design against specifications

    ICTPRG523 – Apply advanced programming skills in another language

    ICTPRG527 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

    ICTPRG529 – Apply testing techniques for software development

    Elective Units*

    ICTPRG509 – Build using rapid application development

    ICTPRG505 – Build advanced user interface

    ICTICT509 – Gather data to identify business requirements

    ICTWEB501 –Build a dynamic website

    ICTWEB502–Create dynamic web pages

    ICTDBS504–Integrate database with a website

    *Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

    Age Requirements

    All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at RGIT Australia.

    English Language Requirements

    International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

    i) Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with a General English (ELICOS) course (up to 30 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course plus successful completion of RGIT Australia’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of General English (ELICOS) program.

    Results older than two years are not acceptable.

    OR

    ii) Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States

    OR

    iii) Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

    OR

    iv) Applicants originating from students visa assessment levels 1 and 2 (countries) without the required IELTS score must undertake an English Placement Test conducted at RGIT Australia’s campus as part of the enrolment process.

    If there are concerns about the applicants’ English language proficiency, they will be required to undertake a suitable General English (ELICOS) or EAL program. For further information on student visa assessment levels visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.

    Please note: RGIT Australia will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests:

    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PBT

    – Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

    – Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    Academic Requirements

    International students applying either off-shore or on-shore must meet a minimum academic requirement to get admission to RGIT Australia courses. The table below summarises the academic entry requirements. Refer to information on individual courses for course-specific requirements.

    Level of StudyAcademic Requirements
    Certificate IIISatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or higher.
    Certificate IVSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher
    DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.
    Advanced DiplomaSatisfactory completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Diploma or higher.
    Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.
    Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (78 weeks)Satisfactory completion of the equivalent of Diploma or higher in relevant field of education or work.

    Pre-Training Review

    All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (International)

    Students undertaking RGIT Australia VET courses must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the course. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by RGIT Australia. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with RGIT Australia.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN) (Domestic)

    Students undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy and numeracy skills. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF level 3 conducted by the Institute.

    Qualification Recognition

    Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.

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