Diploma

Diploma of Software Development (ICA50715)

40 Tuition weeks (Eight blocks of five weeks)

The Course

Computers are a vital part of all modern day business operations, and have indeed become a part of everyday life. Skilled personnel are required not only to operate and maintain equipment, but to integrate computer systems into areas as diverse as business organisations, the home, the music and video industry and internet connectivity around the world. The IT course at Holmes Institute provides graduates with an excellent insight into all of the major aspects of Information Technology and a broad base of general business skills.

Students develop their computer skills in the context of today's business world. Throughout the course students will be exposed to a range of applications and development tools which are currently utilized and in demand by IT professionals. The program is aimed at those who wish to undertake employment or further study in the area of software design which involves design and modification.

Course Structure

The course is delivered over 40 tuition weeks. Students who withdraw early from the course will receive a statement of attainment for the units they have completed.

Students will complete four blocks of ten weeks each and can expect to attend classes for an average of 20 hours per week.

Assessment

The assessment is continuous throughout the course using a range of assessment tools which will include class exercises, assignments, case studies, practical demonstrations and examinations. Students must attempt all assessment items and are required to demonstrate competency in all aspects of the course

Diploma program applicants will have completed Senior High School (Year 12 in Australia or the equivalent in their country of origin).

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have completed senior high school or its equivalent prior to commencement of the Diploma.

Advanced Standing
Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applications can be made at the initial application or can be made within two weeks of commencement of the course.

Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours).

International Students
Entry into a Diploma program requires an English level at least equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or Upper Intermediate at a Holmes English Language Centre. Students who do not have evidence of their English Language level and who are given a "conditional" offer of a place dependent on their English level are advised to have their English ability assessed prior to the commencement of the course. This can be arranged by contacting the International Office or the Campus Manager at any Holmes Campus. If students fail to meet the entry requirements they may enroll on an English language program at a Holmes English Language Centre. For fees associated with such classes please refer to the current Dates and Fees schedule or contact the International Office.

Students on a student visa MUST be enrolled in a full-time course.

 

Diploma of Software Development
ICAPRG527Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

Core

ICAPRG501

Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

Core

ICAPRG418

Apply intermediate programming skills in another language

Core

BSBPMG505A

Manage project quality

Elective

ICAPRG509

Build using rapid application development

Elective

ICAICT511

Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

Elective

ICAICT503

Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications

Elective

ICASAS502

Establish and maintain client user liaison

Elective

ICAPRG523

Apply advanced programming skills in another language

Core

ICAICT509

Gather data to identify business requirements

Elective

ICAICT418

Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

Core

ICAPRG502

Manage a project using software management tools

Core

ICAPRG503

Debug and monitor applications

Core

ICAPRG504

Deploy an application to a production environment

Core

ICAPRG529

Apply testing techniques for software development

Core

ICAPRG520

Validate an application design against specifications

Core

 

Course Location
Melbourne
Sydney

 

Holmes Institute reserves the right to amend course structure and subject content to meet changing industry demands.

CRICOS Provider Codes: Holmes Institute Pty Ltd - VIC 02639M; NSW 02767C; QLD 02727M.