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Step into a software development career!
Go beyond programming and take a step towards a lasting career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry-standard learning environment with the latest technology.
Gain these skills:
- develop advanced apps
- gain advanced knowledge of Java, C# and PHP/SQL
data modelling and agile development
- web programming, and testing and debugging
This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA.
The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.
Fast Track: Students who meet the entrance requirements for the diploma, but who may need to build lower level skills can complete the certificate IV foundation skill set. This skill set consists of only the essential units from the certificate IV, done over one term, which then leads into a three term diploma. Ask us about this exciting option.
Students who complete the Certificate IV in Programming can progress to this course and complete in one semester, full time, due to an overlap in units. Other students may require three terms to complete the diploma. Full-time attendance is equivalent to two days a week.
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A Certificate IV level qualification in Information Technology or Computing, or equivalent, acquired through experience or formal study.
Is this course right for you?
To be successful in this course it is recommended that you complete the Certificate IV in Programming or possess the following skills before you commence:
- Able to code in object oriented and procedural languages,
- Can design and develop software applications in C# and Java,
- and can design and develop data bases and use SQL.
Still not sure if this course is right for you? Call us on 1800 001 001 to speak with a member of the Information Technology training area who will be able to advise you on the best study pathway to meet your career goals.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 25% extra of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
There is no work placement required for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and USB).
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- Normal business/computing office attire applies.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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