If you’re studying information technology and want to gain relevant skills, then you will need to understand programming languages. The scripting languages are different to system programming languages such as C or Java, and can be a powerful link between applications.
You will start by learning the differences between the scripting languages, so that you have the appropriate base of knowledge. From this you will understand which language is suitable for what purpose, and be able to make decisions based on their strengths, weaknesses and suitability to the task.
Unit topics cover everything from data structures and file handling, to web development, so that you have a range of practical applications for your new knowledge.
By the end of the unit you will be able to code using the Unix shell scripting languages Perl and Python, and be able to write scripts using their associated CGI facilities.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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