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Program your own future

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



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.



Study Information Technology at TAFE

Stand out from the IT crowd

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.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Coomera Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic 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.

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

ICT50715 Diploma of Software Development 086701D

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

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

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

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. 

Last updated on 12 June 2017

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