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Learn how to create and test software programs and design and develop web-related products. Gain a high level of understanding of software and web-related fields including program design/development, debugging, database design/development, testing, and software deployment. This course will also give you valuable experience with data gathering techniques, analysis of system/client requirements, data validation, critical documentation, team dynamics and project management tools within a simulated environment. Course details

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Gold Coast - Coomera

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 Gosego Mpotokwane

Diploma of Information Technology

TAFE was my first experience in Australia and it was very welcoming and exciting. After settling into my studies it was very clear that choosing to study at TAFE was a very good decision. My career goals were to obtain a junior level job in the IT industry. Since finishing my studies using the Diploma I completed I have obtained a junior level hardware and software job at Harvey Norman and have also been studying a Bachelor of IT at James Cook University.

Overall TAFE was a learning experience of other cultures and new experiences. If I could relive the moments I had there again I would. During my time at TAFE I learnt more efficiently. To this day when I apply for jobs, employers ask me more about my TAFE qualifications because they realise that TAFE provides a hands on experience with actual equipment rather than learning everything from a book. I plan to finish my Bachelor of IT at James Cook University and apply for residence in Australia in the near future.

Gosego Mpotokwane
Diploma of Information Technology
TAFE Queensland North



Study Information Technology at TAFE

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Ensure you’re at the forefront of the latest developments with our industry-based programs. You’ll learn the latest in network design, multi-user systems, local area networks, switching and routing, server and virtualised systems and network security.



Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

086702C

Coomera Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • Have specific knowledge in the subject area - this will be very helpful with understanding the program content.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills is desirable.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Students are required to bring pens, a notepad, and a USB memory stick/USB flash drive.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 Units:
Core Competencies: 10
Elective Competencies: 6

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

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Coomera, Gold Coast $14,400 1 Year

Additional costs

Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of the course.

Outcome

According to “The Queensland Occupations in Demand List” in March Quarter 2013, software and application programmers, ICT business and system analysts are in increasing demand.  From 1 July 2013, the “Skilled Occupation List” added five programming job descriptions to the current/future skills in demand Australia-wide, to include analyst programmers, developer programmers and software engineers.

As a graduate of this diploma program you would 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
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • ICT Business Analyst

Job prospects

  • Software and Applications Programmer
  • Web Developer

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Gosego Mpotokwane

Diploma of Information Technology

TAFE was my first experience in Australia and it was very welcoming and exciting. After settling into my studies it was very clear that choosing to study at TAFE was a very good decision. My career goals were to obtain a junior level job in the IT industry. Since finishing my studies using the Diploma I completed I have obtained a junior level hardware and software job at Harvey Norman and have also been studying a Bachelor of IT at James Cook University.

Overall TAFE was a learning experience of other cultures and new experiences. If I could relive the moments I had there again I would. During my time at TAFE I learnt more efficiently. To this day when I apply for jobs, employers ask me more about my TAFE qualifications because they realise that TAFE provides a hands on experience with actual equipment rather than learning everything from a book. I plan to finish my Bachelor of IT at James Cook University and apply for residence in Australia in the near future.

Gosego Mpotokwane
Diploma of Information Technology
TAFE Queensland North

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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