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Certificate in

Accelerate your career with a practical understanding of technology
33 Weeks Full Time
Graduate Certificate
Australian Qualification Framework: 8
CRICOS code: not yet CRICOS registered
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Melbourne, Sydney
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The Graduate Certificate in Software Development (GCSD) is designed to build your foundational understanding of technology and how we use it in the workplace. You will gain an understanding of software development as well as the organisational skills you need to manage IT projects.

You'll graduate with the option for further advanced IT study, or you can combine your learning with industry experience and step into your choice of career in the broad range of industries that encompass software development.

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What you'll learn

Whether you are building a career in IT or you work in another industry but can see that you need to sharpen your understanding of technology in business, this foundational Graduate Certificate in Software Development will give you the practical skills you need. Explore with an applied focus:

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    IT Essentials
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    Software Development
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    Web Development
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    IT Project Managment

Project based learning


Immersive, experiential learning is a fundamental part of this course. Our project-based learning approach ensures you develop practical skills on real business and technical challenges early in the course so you can hone these skills throughout your learning.


Career Pathways

A Graduate Certificate in Software Development offers diverse career options in IT including web developer and software developer. The course is also designed as a qualification for those working in other non tech areas to compliment their skillset and elevate their careers.

Course structure

This course is made up of 4 core units

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Pathways for future study

Students who have completed the ACAP Graduate Certificate in Software Development can use this qualification within two years of graduation, and/or those who can demonstrate ongoing and current professional IT engagement, as a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.

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