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Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)

DURATION: 40 tuition weeks

ENTRY POINTS: February, March, April, May, July, August, October, November

LOCATION: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns

The Course

Computers are a vital part of all modern day business operations, and have indeed become a part of everyday life. Skilled personnel are required not only to operate and maintain equipment, but to integrate computer systems into areas as diverse as business organisations, the home, the music and video industry and internet connectivity around the world. The IT course at Holmes Institute provides graduates with an excellent insight into all of the major aspects of Information Technology and a broad base of general business skills.
 
Students develop their computer skills in the context of today's business world. Throughout the course students will be exposed to a range of applications and development tools which are currently utilized and in demand by IT professionals.   The program is aimed at those who wish to undertake employment or further study in the area of software design which involves design and modification of the operating environment software which links computer software and hardware.

Course Structure

The course is delivered over 40 tuition weeks. Students will complete eight blocks of five weeks each and can expect to attend classes for an average of 20 hours per week. The course is very intensive and students are expected to study, participate in research and assignment work outside of class time.
 
Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the course using a range of assessment tools which will include class exercises, assignments, case studies, practical demonstrations and examinations. Students must attempt all assessment items and are required to demonstrate competency in all aspects of the course.
 
Entry Requirements

Diploma program applicants will have completed Senior High School (Year 12 in Australia or the equivalent in their country of origin).
 
Advanced Standing

Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the Diploma course may apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). Application can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full time load of study (20 hours).
 
International Students

Entry into a Diploma program requires an English level at least equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or Upper Intermediate at a Holmes English Language Centre. Students who do not have evidence of their English Language level and who are given a "conditional" offer of a place dependant on their English level are advised to have their English ability assessed prior to the commencement of the course. This can be arranged by contacting the International Office or the Campus Manager at any Holmes Campus. If students fail to meet the entry requirements they may enroll on an English language program at a Holmes English Language Centre. For fees associated with such classes please refer to the current Dates and Fees schedule or contact the International Office.

Students on a student visa MUST be enrolled in a full-time course.

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