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ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development

Course CodeICT50718
Course NameDiploma of Software Development
CRICOS Course Code099764D
Course Duration52 Weeks
LocationLevel 10, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
108 Margaret Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Continuing students only

Enrolments closed due to course changes. Students are advised to enrol in the new course ICT50220. Please contact our enrolments team for further information via 07 3186 6449 or 02 9267 3040.

Course Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in programming and software development.

A person with this qualification would create new software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs.

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Intake Dates

Intake Schedule

*No further enrolments due to course changes. This course has been replaced with new course ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology


Students successfully completing the course will receive the ICT50718 – Diploma of Software Development

Entry Requirements

  1. Minimum age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission
  2. IELTS band score 5.5 or equivalent (more information)
  3. Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Job Prospects

Our ICT50718 Diploma in Software Development is designed to prepare students for a range of job roles and titles across different industry sectors.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Analyst programmer support
  • Assistant programming developer
  • Assistant software applications programmer
  • Assistant software developer
  • Database support programmer
  • Web support programmer

Units Description


ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

ICTPRG418 – Apply intermediate programming skills in another language

ICTPRG527 – Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG503 – Debug and monitor applications

ICTPRG532 – Apply advanced object-oriented language skills

ICTPRG523 – Apply advanced programming skills in another language

ICTPRG529 – Apply testing techniques for software development

ICTPRG520 – Validate an application design against specifications

ICTPRG502 – Manage a project using software management tools

ICTPRG504 – Deploy an application to a production environment


ICTICT509 – Gather data to identify business requirements

ICTICT403 – Apply software development methodologies

ICTPRG509 – Build using rapid application development

ICTPRG510 – Maintain custom software

ICTPMG501 – Manage ICT projects

ICTSAS502 – Establish and maintain client user liaison

Mode of Study

Course delivery is through classroom-based face-to-face learning at the Sydney and Brisbane Campus locations for 15 hours per week. This is tailored for theoretical and practical training sessions by means of simulated workplace environments and group activities. An additional 5 hours of online learning is delivered through QIBA online learning platforms ZOOM and Learnbook(Moodle) thus comprising of a total of 20 hours of training delivery per week.


This allows learners to develop the knowledge and foundations required to undertake business services-based work or information and communications technology work and to prepare for and practice dealing with, situations that arise in business services and I.T. settings. Units of competency in these courses can be delivered as standalone units.


Brisbane CBD Campus

 Level 2/108 Margaret St


QLD 4000



07 3186 6449

Sydney CBD Campus

Level 10, 140 Elizabeth Street


NSW 2000



02 9267 3040

Assessment Methodology

Assessment for this qualification may include written reports, case studies, projects, role plays, oral questioning, case study analysis, demonstration, presentation written assessments and third-party reports as well as portfolios of evidence and workplace reports.


Students must demonstrate competence across all tasks of Assessment to achieve Competence in the unit.