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Website Design and Software Development

Diploma of Software Development

National ID: ICT50718 | State ID: BEG8

Explore a career in software development. Gain advanced knowledge and valuable experience in an industry-standard learning environment with the latest technology.

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

A Certificate IV level qualification in Information Technology or Computing, or equivalent, acquired through experience or formal study.

Course requirements

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.

Job opportunities

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 pathway

South Metropolitan TAFE has many further study opportunities available.

Plan your study pathway in information technology

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

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Where Murdoch
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
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Where Rockingham
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Semester 2

Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

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Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Certificate IV in Programming

National ID: ICT40518 | State ID: BEH5

Gain knowledge and in-demand skills to design and develop computer programs and apps.

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Job opportunities

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 pathway

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Semester 2

Murdoch - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications are now open for Semester 1 2021.  

Course enquiry

This form is for general enquiries about a course only. If you are ready to apply for this course, click “Apply Now” against your preferred study mode.

For short courses and skill sets, your enquiry using this form can be the start of your application, or you can ask for more information if you don't feel ready.

Website Design and Software Development

Most businesses and organisations have an online presence. Upon completion of this qualification you’ll be able to be involved in both the design and technical development of a website, designing and constructing web pages and creating the look and feel of the site. Websites have become an essential part of any organisation looking to reach out to its target audience. Almost all businesses in every industry have an online presence. With your qualification you could find a career as an in-house designer or work in a design studio.

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Networking and Security

IT is constantly expanding and evolving and one of the most important components is networking. Our courses will see you planning, installing and maintaining computer networks as well as building internet/intranet infrastructure.

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I like the hands on parts, getting in getting on the grinder, getting on the welder, that experience that I will use in the workshop and in the future"

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

Shai-Marie unleashes her potential

Loading video, please wait.

I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

See how Josh has constructed a website for his fictional music festival!

"I heard about this job through Lyndon, my lecturer. She told the class that a company called Techbrain was looking for an Information Services Officer"

Four SM TAFE students are the first WA apprentices to be employed by Alliance Airlines Authorised Maintenance Organisation!

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

See how our Training Cyber Security Operations Centre prepares students to be job ready for an in-demand industry

"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

" Studying has opened my mind and allowed me to grow professionally and personally."

Hear from technical engineering student, Seth!

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It inspires me to see students learn about the human body.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

Loading video, please wait.

Diego tells us why he loves landscaping

"We've been using a lot of metals and different tools and machinery, and it builds hand-eye coordination" - Isaac shares his experience with a Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship.  

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

 

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

"Doing this course has helped me to become more employable" - Farai shares his experience with Process Plant Operations, click below. 

See how our students learn in a real-life industry setting equipped with an operating plant! 

Learn the fundamentals of Networking that can be carried across to all other vendors...

Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

Loading video, please wait.

"You have to have the drive and passion to want to know how things go together"
Ashlee, Cabinet making lecturer

Loading video, please wait.

"University wasn't for me, I wanted a more practical environment"
Phil, Wall & Ceiling lining apprentice

"The day you stop learning is the day you start dying."

Loading video, please wait.

See our Early Childhood class in action

Loading video, please wait.

Watch our fitness students being put to the test

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

Loading video, please wait.

Hear from beauty therapy student Phoebe

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Find out why automation is a 'job of the future'

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Josh is crafting a career in gaming

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Shak looks to the cloud with networking skills

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See our massage students in action

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Plastering a trade for smooth operators

Tiling takes lecturer on a global learning journey

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

Ever wondered what the big deal about STEM education is?

Whether you are a school leaver, re-entering the work force or want a career change SM TAFE have some great courses to help you find your dream career.

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There's so many opportunities in the industry, you can go anywhere around the world

Loading video, please wait.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

Loading video, please wait.

The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

Loading video, please wait.

I love the design part of it, and also, I love working with students.

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Multimedia and Games

Games development is a relatively new and dynamic growth industry that has developed out of a blending of creative and technical production. There is a strong focus on the design, development and programming of digital games. Learn how to produce an interactive game, write a story and content for digital games, and develop high level 3D modelling, rendering and interactivity skills.

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I like the hands on parts, getting in getting on the grinder, getting on the welder, that experience that I will use in the workshop and in the future"

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

Shai-Marie unleashes her potential

Loading video, please wait.

I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

See how Josh has constructed a website for his fictional music festival!

"I heard about this job through Lyndon, my lecturer. She told the class that a company called Techbrain was looking for an Information Services Officer"

Four SM TAFE students are the first WA apprentices to be employed by Alliance Airlines Authorised Maintenance Organisation!

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

See how our Training Cyber Security Operations Centre prepares students to be job ready for an in-demand industry

"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

" Studying has opened my mind and allowed me to grow professionally and personally."

Hear from technical engineering student, Seth!

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It inspires me to see students learn about the human body.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

Loading video, please wait.

Diego tells us why he loves landscaping

"We've been using a lot of metals and different tools and machinery, and it builds hand-eye coordination" - Isaac shares his experience with a Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship.  

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

 

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

"Doing this course has helped me to become more employable" - Farai shares his experience with Process Plant Operations, click below. 

See how our students learn in a real-life industry setting equipped with an operating plant! 

Learn the fundamentals of Networking that can be carried across to all other vendors...

Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

Loading video, please wait.

"You have to have the drive and passion to want to know how things go together"
Ashlee, Cabinet making lecturer

Loading video, please wait.

"University wasn't for me, I wanted a more practical environment"
Phil, Wall & Ceiling lining apprentice

"The day you stop learning is the day you start dying."

Loading video, please wait.

See our Early Childhood class in action

Loading video, please wait.

Watch our fitness students being put to the test

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

Loading video, please wait.

Hear from beauty therapy student Phoebe

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Find out why automation is a 'job of the future'

Loading video, please wait.

Josh is crafting a career in gaming

Loading video, please wait.

Shak looks to the cloud with networking skills

Loading video, please wait.

See our massage students in action

Loading video, please wait.

Plastering a trade for smooth operators

Tiling takes lecturer on a global learning journey

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

Ever wondered what the big deal about STEM education is?

Whether you are a school leaver, re-entering the work force or want a career change SM TAFE have some great courses to help you find your dream career.

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There's so many opportunities in the industry, you can go anywhere around the world

Loading video, please wait.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

Loading video, please wait.

The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

Loading video, please wait.

I love the design part of it, and also, I love working with students.

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General IT

General IT courses cover skills and knowledge required to work with digital and communications devices or applications including computers and computer networks, hardware and software. Information technology training pathways can build general computing skills in a range of IT disciplines, including network administration and management, website design and development, mobile apps development, games design, 3D animations, and software development.

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I like the hands on parts, getting in getting on the grinder, getting on the welder, that experience that I will use in the workshop and in the future"

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

Shai-Marie unleashes her potential

Loading video, please wait.

I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

See how Josh has constructed a website for his fictional music festival!

"I heard about this job through Lyndon, my lecturer. She told the class that a company called Techbrain was looking for an Information Services Officer"

Four SM TAFE students are the first WA apprentices to be employed by Alliance Airlines Authorised Maintenance Organisation!

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

See how our Training Cyber Security Operations Centre prepares students to be job ready for an in-demand industry

"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

" Studying has opened my mind and allowed me to grow professionally and personally."

Hear from technical engineering student, Seth!

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It inspires me to see students learn about the human body.

“I wanted to do the course because there is a need for support workers to work with deaf clients in the community.

Loading video, please wait.

Diego tells us why he loves landscaping

"We've been using a lot of metals and different tools and machinery, and it builds hand-eye coordination" - Isaac shares his experience with a Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship.  

You can get advice to help you with your next step in your career by contacting our Jobs and Skills Centre for career advice and training information on 13 64 64.

 

“I would highly recommend the courses as they not only gave me a great deal of knowledge, but also an experience which has resulted in my personal growth."

"I love doing hands-on work" - Amore shares her experience with a fabrication engineering pre-apprenticeship. 

"Doing this course has helped me to become more employable" - Farai shares his experience with Process Plant Operations, click below. 

See how our students learn in a real-life industry setting equipped with an operating plant! 

Learn the fundamentals of Networking that can be carried across to all other vendors...

Learn to manufacture purpose built vehicles in a hands-on environment

Learn how to restore vehicles while working in an ever evolving industry.

Loading video, please wait.

"You have to have the drive and passion to want to know how things go together"
Ashlee, Cabinet making lecturer

Loading video, please wait.

"University wasn't for me, I wanted a more practical environment"
Phil, Wall & Ceiling lining apprentice

"The day you stop learning is the day you start dying."

Loading video, please wait.

See our Early Childhood class in action

Loading video, please wait.

Watch our fitness students being put to the test

"Thank you to TAFE and all the staff for helping me choose and develop my career pathway."

Loading video, please wait.

Hear from beauty therapy student Phoebe

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Find out why automation is a 'job of the future'

Loading video, please wait.

Josh is crafting a career in gaming

Loading video, please wait.

Shak looks to the cloud with networking skills

Loading video, please wait.

See our massage students in action

Loading video, please wait.

Plastering a trade for smooth operators

Tiling takes lecturer on a global learning journey

From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.

Ever wondered what the big deal about STEM education is?

Whether you are a school leaver, re-entering the work force or want a career change SM TAFE have some great courses to help you find your dream career.

Loading video, please wait.

There's so many opportunities in the industry, you can go anywhere around the world

Loading video, please wait.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers business courses in a simulated business environment

Loading video, please wait.

The TAFE lecturers here are amazing.

In such a short time I was able to practice my newly acquired skills in the industry!

Loading video, please wait.

I love the design part of it, and also, I love working with students.

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