diploma of software development

Learn the skills needed to develop Android Mobile Apps.
Learn the language of the future via our ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development specialising in Android Mobile Applications. These skills are also transferable to other areas of coding.


Coding is the new literacy. Gain creative, transferable skills in software development by completing the ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development, specialising in Android Mobile Apps.
This course will teach you how to develop apps for Google Android using leading industry development platforms and tools. You’ll study core units in programming and project management and will learn how to stay up-to-date with trends in mobile app development.

What’s more, you’ll be trained by active industry professionals and be given the option to design an app that you can commercialise before course completion.

So, if you want to join a rapidly growing industry rife with skills that can transfer to smart washing machines and cars, sensors and much more, this is the qualification for you. Don’t succumb to a boring career – grow your options with software development.



Entry level roles relevant to this qualification include:

Course Accreditation
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

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Course Duration
Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 12 months, but you can complete faster than this if you wish.
Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have.
How do I enrol?
The enrolment process is easy. To enrol:
Clicking here, or,
email info@eightfold.edu.au

You will be required to provide completed documentation and Identification before commencement of the course, in order to finalise your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualification, or complete a Core Skills assessment to ensure the course is suitable for you.

delivery and support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

entry requirements

There are no general entry requirements for this Software Development course. In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

• Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
• Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills

The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course.



course fee & payment options

The Tuition Fee is AUD $6,000 (GST exempt).

The following payment options are available:

Option 1 is recommended for students who expect to complete more rapidly than the allowed duration, as course access is progressively opened up in line with tuition payments received.

Payments are via direct debit from your nominated bank account or credit card. For details please refer to the Payment Plan Application.

Additional charges may apply for variations during the enrolment. Refer to the Fee Schedule for further details.


If you have existing relevant skills you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This may allow you to gain credit for some units in the course, reducing the amount of assessment required and/or potentially lowering the course cost.

If you believe you are eligible for RPL, please forward a detailed resume to diploma@eightfold.edu.au. A trainer will then contact you to determine which units you may be able to apply for, what evidence will be required, and what the amended tuition fee will be.