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A career path with unlimited potential

Advance your career in ICT with this high-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to become an assistant software developer or systems administrator. There is an increasing demand for trained workers in the industry, with projected growth expected to rise in the next five years.

You will become skilled in researching, planning, analysing and evaluating system program needs; writing and maintaining program code; debugging and monitoring applications; and creating cloud computing services. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an assistant software developer or systems administrator. You will also get the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in the field. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coomera

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 12 months / 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $14,690
  • Subsidised $11,715
  • Concession $10,822

Student Loan Available

07 5581 8300

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Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coomera 29 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • This program is open for enrolment to Year 12 graduates and mature age students. Students who have not completed Year 12 will need to contact the faculty prior to enrolling on (07) 5581 8900.
  • All applicants (direct entry or applying through QTAC) must provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate.  Applicants that are not able to produce a copy of this document are required to complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test before enrolment.
  • Mature aged students who are unable to provide a copy of their Year 12 certificate must submit a detailed work history or resume prior to enrolment and complete the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) test.
  • Specific knowledge in the subject area will be very helpful with understanding the program content. It will be difficult to succeed without that knowledge.
  • All applicants must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • To access Higher Level Skills funding for this course the prospective student must meet all subsidy eligibility.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

  • Students are required to bring pens, a notepad, and a USB memory stick/flash drive.
  • Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of the course.

Timetable

Classes are held on Monday 8.00am-3.00pm, Tuesday 8.00am-12.15pm and Thursday 8.00am-3.00pm for 12 months at Coomera, A Block, Level 3, Room A.03.010.  Timetable is subject to change based on demand.

Total hours: 1200

Weekly hours: 16 hours in the classroom (applied learning – demonstration and application, activities, collaborative projects, group discussion)

Independent learning: 14 hours minimum (content exploration and meaning – lecture screencast and videos, YouTube videos, Wikipedia articles and websites)

Delivery is a combination of face-to-face, online, tutorial and practical sessions, encompassing group and individual activities.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must demonstrate competency in 16 units, 10 core and 6 electives.

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTWEB502 Create dynamic web pages Elective Internet Programming 1
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Core Internet Programming 1
ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements Elective Manage Projects 1
ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools Core Manage Projects 1
ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills Core Object Orient Programming 1
ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications Core Object Orient Programming 1
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills Core Object Orient Programming 1
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ICTPRG418 Apply intermediate programming skills in another language Core Programming 2
ICTPRG523 Apply advanced programming skills in another language Core Programming 2
ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise Elective Manage Projects 2
ICTPRG520 Validate an application design against specifications Core Manage Projects 2
ICTPRG529 Apply testing techniques for software development Core Manage Projects 2
ICTPRG604 Create cloud computing services Elective Manage Projects 2
ICTWEB503 Create web-based programs Elective Manage Projects 2
ICTWEB515 Implement and use web services Elective Manage Projects 2
ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment Core Manage Projects 2

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

  • To access the Fee Schedule click here
  • Read here for further information about VET Student Loans.
  • VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements.
  • VET Student Loans give rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

$14,690

FULL FEE

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$11,715

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$10,822

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional costs

There are additional costs for textbooks and supplies.

Outcome

As a graduate of this diploma program you may be able to work in the areas of:

  • Desktop programming
  • Web development
  • Cloud computing/Mobile development and Web Services
  • Application programming
  • Database design development
  • Software unit testing

With further study and industry experience you could reach the level of:

  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Development Programmer
  • ICT Business Analyst

Job prospects

  • Software and Applications Programmer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Assistant Software Developer

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

Orientation

Registration will begin at 8.30am for a 9.00am start and conclude at 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Coomera, A Block, Level 1, Room A.01.053 (Main Auditorium)

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 3 November 2017

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