Diploma of Software Development

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  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Awarded by:

    Upskilled (RTO 40374)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Assistant Software Developer | Assistant Programming Developer | Assistant Software Applications Programmer | Database Support Programmer | Web Support Programmer | View All

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

The Diploma of Software Development (ICT50718) course, offered online by Upskilled, will give you the education and training to be able to create new software products. You will have the skills and experience in programming and software development to fulfil project briefs and customise existing software products to meet client needs.

Qualify for tomorrow with Upskilled's Diploma of Software Development


There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.

What You’ll Learn

In this IT course, the subjects you will study include:

  • ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTPRG520 – Validate an application design against specifications
  • ICTPRG418 – Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG527 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG529 – Apply testing techniques for software development
  • ICTPRG503 – Debug and monitor applications
  • ICTPRG502 – Manage a project using software management tools
  • ICTPRG523 – Apply advanced programming skills in another language
  • ICTPRG501 – Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
  • ICTPRG504 – Deploy an application to a production environment
  • ICTPMG501 – Manage ICT projects
  • ICTPRG508 – Create mashups
  • ICTPRG515 – Review developed software
  • ICTPRG604 – Create cloud computing services
  • ICTPRG514 – Prepare for software development using rapid application development
  • ICTICT509 – Gather data to identify business requirements

Upskilled may make changes to this course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or meet other regulatory requirements.

Why study with Upskilled?

Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and accredited courses at a certificate and diploma level. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes.

Upskilled understand the impacts of the digital age and are committed to delivering a premier online training experience that will revolutionise the way you learn. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!


Student Support

As a student of Upskilled, you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

Upskilled recognise that learning is an interaction. For that reason, they've put in place the right tools that deliver effective skills learning and are interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Software Development (ICT50718) from Upskilled.


Curious about where a career in information technology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1 – Save 15% when you pay upfront 
Total course cost:$4,680 (down from $5,500)

Option 2 – 24-month interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $53 a week!