Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715)

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Course Description

The Diploma of Software Development provides the skills and knowledge to gain a career in programming and software development. Graduating students would create new software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs. Students will learn how to prepare for software development using rapid application development, apply testing techniques as well as debugging and monitoring applications.

Average Course Fee


Average Duration

12 months

Study Mode


Number of Providers

Nationallity Recognised Course

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Computers and Electronics

Computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.


Writing computer programs in a mix of programming languages.


38% of people gained improved employment status after studying this course.

This course will help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Weekly Pay
Assistant Software Developer$0.00

This course will help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Weekly Pay
Business Analyst$0.00
IT Project Manager$0.00
IT Administrator$0.00

Government Funding

Each state provides its own Government funding initiatives. Here is a list of funding initiatives that are available for this course and details about what it involves and who is eligible.

ACT Funding - Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is the funding program in the ACT to help students undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET). Skilled Capital gives students in the ACT access to high quality training to maximise employment opportunities.



NSW Funding - Smart and Skilled

Smart and Skilled is the funding program in NSW for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Smart and Skilled provides financial assistance to help people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.



QLD Funding - Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program enables eligible students living in Queensland to access subsidised training. The Queensland Government provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priori-ty skill sets.



Course Providers

The following institutions provide this course. You can filter by their eligibility for state and loan programs:

ACT Skilled Capital
NSW Smart and Skilled
QLD Higher Level Skills