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ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development

National ID: ICT50718 | State ID: BEG8

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

Boost your career in software development and programming with the Diploma of Software Development. It is the perfect course to help you achieve your aim. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced apps using a variety of programming software and platforms such as Unity, Java, Python and C#.  You will also advance your programming skills for emerging technologies depending on the campus you want to study at:

  • Northbridge - Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Xamarin, Android/IOS App Development
  • Joondalup - Cloud / Mobile, Unity, Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

During your course, you will continue to increase your skill level you achieved by completing Certificate IV in Programming. You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks Projects with industry partners.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should book an appointment using the link below or contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

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Gain these skills
  • Data modelling
  • Develop advanced apps
  • Web programming
  • Software testing
  • Debugging systems
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Good process management skills
  • Imaginative and good at creative reasoning
  • Willing to keep up with industry trends and technological changes
What industry has to say

I have attended the end of year graduations of students from North Metropolitan TAFE for the Cert IV in Programming, Cert IV in Web Based Technologies, Diploma of Software Development and Diploma of Website Development. As part of the experience, I see their end of year projects demonstrated and have the opportunity to question them on what they have built and the extent of their knowledge. Those students are Industry ready. I have attended for at least the past fours years, probably longer, and continue to be impressed with what I see. The courses get stronger each year, and the students graduating have a lot to offer.

Michelle Sandford, Chairman of the Australian Computer Society in WA, and Microsoft STEM Advocate.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • External Hard-drive (approx. $50)
  • USB 2.0 (minimum) with at least 100GB storage

Typical timetable:

  • 3 days per week plus Student Lab Time 
Job opportunities

Job titles may include:

  • Digital Programmer
  • Business Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Applications Support
  • Software Applications Specialist
  • Mobile and Desktop Applications Developer
  • Games Programmer | 

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated March 27, 2020