ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Back End Web Development]

National ID
ICT50220
WA Course Code
AC27
CRICOS code
106321B
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Why choose this course?

With the demand for talented and skilled developers expanding at a dynamic rate, further your information technology (IT) career with this qualification. The specialisation focus area for this course is back end web development, which refers to the server side of an application. It contains behind-the-scene activities that occur when performing any action on a website.

During this course, you will gain skills and knowledge to carry out tasks in specialised fields, including developing website information architecture, implementing quality assurance processes for websites and developing representational state transfer application programming interfaces (REST APIs). You will develop skills to become industry ready from project conception, liaising with clients, database design, cloud application development, information architecture, big data, machine learning and web application development. In addition, you will learn how to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs.

On completion of your qualification your options for a dynamic career in back end programming are endless.

Career opportunities

  • C# Cloud Develope (Back End)
  • Junior Data Analyst
  • Web Production Manager

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Students enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE must complete ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology [Web Development] (AC25) for entry into this course.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTDAT501 Gather, analyse and verify data from different source inputs
  • ICTDAT502 Conduct significance tests
  • ICTDAT503 Use unsupervised learning for clustering
  • ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
  • ICTPRG546 Validate application designs against specifications
  • ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs
  • ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • ICTPRG556 Implement and use a model view controller framework
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
  • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB517 Create web-based programs
  • ICTWEB521 Customise complex ICT content management systems
  • ICTWEB522 Develop website information architecture
  • ICTWEB525 Implement quality assurance process for websites

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include real work or real-time activities (such as direct observation, time is allocated in class to demonstrate learning and to ask questions about certain activities),  structured activities (such as simulation exercises, demonstration and activity sheets which include structured class activities and exercises),  and questioning (oral, computer or written by the student or lecturer which also indicates the students’ understanding of activities/concepts).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, PowerPoints, learning guides, handouts and Linux Server (with FTP account).

Facilities and equipment may include access to:

computer laboratories Learning Management System (blackboard) Specialised software such as Adobe CC2021 Photoshop, Adobe CC2021 InDesign, Adobe CC2021 Dreamweaver, Adobe CC2021 Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Clickview, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Visio Pro 2013, Mozilla Firefox, Office Suite 2013, Quicktime Player, VLC media player, Vmware View, Windows 7, Git Hub Desktop, My SQL, My SQL Workbench, Netbean, Notepad++, Proxifier, Python, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Synchroneyes, VirtualBox, Visual Studio Community and the latest versions of Web Browsers.
Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTDAT501 Gather, analyse and verify data from different source inputs
  • ICTDAT502 Conduct significance tests
  • ICTDAT503 Use unsupervised learning for clustering
  • ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
  • ICTPRG546 Validate application designs against specifications
  • ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs
  • ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • ICTPRG556 Implement and use a model view controller framework
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
  • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB517 Create web-based programs
  • ICTWEB521 Customise complex ICT content management systems
  • ICTWEB522 Develop website information architecture
  • ICTWEB525 Implement quality assurance process for websites

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include real work or real-time activities (such as direct observation, time is allocated in class to demonstrate learning and to ask questions about certain activities),  structured activities (such as simulation exercises, demonstration and activity sheets which include structured class activities and exercises),  and questioning (oral, computer or written by the student or lecturer which also indicates the students’ understanding of activities/concepts).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, PowerPoints, learning guides, handouts and Linux Server (with FTP account).

Facilities and equipment may include access to:

computer laboratories Learning Management System (blackboard) Specialised software such as Adobe CC2021 Photoshop, Adobe CC2021 InDesign, Adobe CC2021 Dreamweaver, Adobe CC2021 Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Clickview, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Visio Pro 2013, Mozilla Firefox, Office Suite 2013, Quicktime Player, VLC media player, Vmware View, Windows 7, Git Hub Desktop, My SQL, My SQL Workbench, Netbean, Notepad++, Proxifier, Python, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Synchroneyes, VirtualBox, Visual Studio Community and the latest versions of Web Browsers.
Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTDAT501 Gather, analyse and verify data from different source inputs
  • ICTDAT502 Conduct significance tests
  • ICTDAT503 Use unsupervised learning for clustering
  • ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
  • ICTPRG546 Validate application designs against specifications
  • ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs
  • ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • ICTPRG556 Implement and use a model view controller framework
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
  • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB517 Create web-based programs
  • ICTWEB521 Customise complex ICT content management systems
  • ICTWEB522 Develop website information architecture
  • ICTWEB525 Implement quality assurance process for websites

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include real work or real-time activities (such as direct observation, time is allocated in class to demonstrate learning and to ask questions about certain activities),  structured activities (such as simulation exercises, demonstration and activity sheets which include structured class activities and exercises),  and questioning (oral, computer or written by the student or lecturer which also indicates the students’ understanding of activities/concepts).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, PowerPoints, learning guides, handouts and Linux Server (with FTP account).

Facilities and equipment may include access to:

computer laboratories Learning Management System (blackboard) Specialised software such as Adobe CC2021 Photoshop, Adobe CC2021 InDesign, Adobe CC2021 Dreamweaver, Adobe CC2021 Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Clickview, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Visio Pro 2013, Mozilla Firefox, Office Suite 2013, Quicktime Player, VLC media player, Vmware View, Windows 7, Git Hub Desktop, My SQL, My SQL Workbench, Netbean, Notepad++, Proxifier, Python, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Synchroneyes, VirtualBox, Visual Studio Community and the latest versions of Web Browsers.
Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $560
  • Materials fee: $220

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 6 core units and 14 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
  • BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
  • ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • ICTDAT501 Gather, analyse and verify data from different source inputs
  • ICTDAT502 Conduct significance tests
  • ICTDAT503 Use unsupervised learning for clustering
  • ICTDBS507 Integrate databases with websites
  • ICTPRG546 Validate application designs against specifications
  • ICTPRG553 Create and develop REST APIs
  • ICTPRG554 Manage data persistence using noSQL data stores
  • ICTPRG556 Implement and use a model view controller framework
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites
  • ICTWEB514 Create dynamic web pages
  • ICTWEB517 Create web-based programs
  • ICTWEB521 Customise complex ICT content management systems
  • ICTWEB522 Develop website information architecture
  • ICTWEB525 Implement quality assurance process for websites

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment and collecting evidence used in this course include real work or real-time activities (such as direct observation, time is allocated in class to demonstrate learning and to ask questions about certain activities),  structured activities (such as simulation exercises, demonstration and activity sheets which include structured class activities and exercises),  and questioning (oral, computer or written by the student or lecturer which also indicates the students’ understanding of activities/concepts).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, PowerPoints, learning guides, handouts and Linux Server (with FTP account).

Facilities and equipment may include access to:

computer laboratories Learning Management System (blackboard) Specialised software such as Adobe CC2021 Photoshop, Adobe CC2021 InDesign, Adobe CC2021 Dreamweaver, Adobe CC2021 Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Clickview, Collaborate Launcher, Google Chrome, IE 9, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Visio Pro 2013, Mozilla Firefox, Office Suite 2013, Quicktime Player, VLC media player, Vmware View, Windows 7, Git Hub Desktop, My SQL, My SQL Workbench, Netbean, Notepad++, Proxifier, Python, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Synchroneyes, VirtualBox, Visual Studio Community and the latest versions of Web Browsers.
Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on November 30, 2022