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Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    6 months part time

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct

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Overview of the course

This accelerated course has been developed in collaboration with Mulesoft and GitHub, featuring exclusive content and curriculum access, so you’ll gain the latest industry skills as well as a postgraduate qualification.

Gain the digital skills you need to fast-track your career and meet the growing demand for IT professionals. Whether you’re planning a career change into software or web application development, or upskilling, there are countless opportunities for employees with programming and development skills.

The Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development is a bootcamp-style course that teaches programming with a view to making you able to contribute to software development projects. You will explore various agile software development practices, and come to understand their adaptability when solving development problems.

You will also have the chance to network with potential employers, and better understand what it takes to succeed in your chosen field.

An accelerated and hands-on graduate certificate is an ideal way to acquire valuable and career-relevant skills in a short space of time. The online study mode is flexible and dynamic, and the bootcamp style is designed to give you the opportunity to work on industry-designed projects and gain real work experience while you learn.

Whatever your career trajectory, acquiring versatile skills in programming and development will ensure that as times change – and digital expertise becomes more important in the workplace – you will have a strong professional foundation that you can continue to build on throughout your working life.

The ‘Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project’ will further challenge you to apply your learning in industry scenarios. You will work on a live project with an industry partner and get hands-on experience you can leverage to further your career.

There are a limited amount of Commonwealth-Supported Places available for this course. Enquire today on 1300 110 146 to find out if you’re eligible.

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What is a bootcamp degree?

Bootcamps are intensive courses that teach you industry-relevant, employability-enhancing skills. In this graduate certificate you get the best of industry-based and university learning: the hands-on, practical skills required for in-demand roles as well as the academic rigour and an accredited postgraduate qualification from a reputed university. You will also have opportunities to develop your employment network and access real projects with industry experts.

Upskill now to get into your next career quickly. Swinburne Online offers three bootcamp degrees:
Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics
Graduate Certificate of Product Management
Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development.

What are the entry criteria?

Students must fulfil one of the following entry criteria:

• Bachelor degree
OR
• 3-5 years full time work experience (requires computer literacy)
OR
• 2 years related work experience
OR
• If you have less than two years related work experience, an additional relevant tertiary qualification (minimum AQF 6) is required. Even if this tertiary qualification is incomplete, you may still be eligible for entry depending on the circumstances.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Software Developer

    Use specialist programming knowledge to help organisations manage software requirements internally, or help design and develop software for market rollout.

  • Web Application Developer

    With an adaptable programming toolkit, collaborate in the design and implementation of web-based applications, troubleshooting issues as they arise.

  • Software Engineer

    Apply your versatile and in-demand technical skills to a wide range of programming challenges, including mobile web development, back-end coding and system maintenance.

  • Senior Programmer

    Take ownership of products, troubleshooting problems with creativity and insight, and directing teams efficiently.

What you will learn

  • Programming

    Master industry-standard software and universal program languages including C#, HTML, Python and more. This is your technical tool kit, one that you can creatively apply to solve ICT problems.

  • ICT Issue Assessment

    Assess and analyse the appropriateness of methodologies and technologies for the design and implementation of ICT solutions.

  • Sourcing Software

    Identify and analyse situations that require investigations about methodologies, practices, technologies, ethical and legal issues and source the generic and specialised software tools used by IT professionals.

  • Understanding Technologies

    Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the technologies that make up ICT infrastructure and articulate the relationships and interdependencies between technologies.

  • Applying Technologies

    Demonstrate problem-solving skills to apply technologies to new situations when implementing, maintaining, documenting and troubleshooting systems.

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Course Units

  • Software Development Practices (COS60015)
  • Programming for Development (COS60016)
  • Agile Methodologies and Frameworks (COS60017)
  • Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project (BUS60017)

The best part about studying online and travelling is the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want.

Gizelle, Swinburne Online graduate

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Start your application online or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 110 146.

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Graduate Certificate of Programming and Development Course

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