Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

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If you're an experienced programmer, this is the qualification you need to boost your career forward!

Boost your career in software development and programming with the knowledge and skills to develop for advanced apps, the Internet of Things, Big Data, database design, cloud applications and cyber awareness using a variety of programming software and platforms such as PHP, Python and C#. You'll also  develop advanced programming skills with cloud/mobile devices, get experience with new technologies and develop skills in virtual and augmented reality, even games development and robotics! 

The course also includes project management  and high level client service skills, and will boost your analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT50220 | WA State ID: AC21

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To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

Boost your career in software development and programming with the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming).

At our Perth campus you'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced Apps, Internet of Things, Big Data, database design, Cloud Applications Development, and cyber awareness using a variety of programming software and platforms such as PHP, Python and C#. You'll also be developing advanced programming skills with Cloud/mobile devices as this has been identified as a growth area by industry.

You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks projects with industry partners.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through teamwork to align the end product with business needs. Independent thinking and problem-solving skills developed within your studies at Certificate IV level are further enhanced with real life client projects. 

The Perth campus is excited to be offering this course also as part of a dual qualification to give you greater opportunities to advance your career and enhance your skill set. You can choose to enrol in one extra day per week, for two semesters, and graduate with the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming) plus the Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development).

Our IT graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills gained during their study at North Metropolitan TAFE and many find employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.


Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

This course is not available to study by applicants outside of WA. 

With South Metro TAFE partnering with Oracle and Microsoft, we can ensure the latest software and technology is included in this course.

Specialist facilities on-campus

The Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, networking, programming and digital media.

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.