About the course

About the course

Dive into the world of web development and software programming with our web development course, which delivers the practical skills you need to design, build and manage websites.

In our web development course you'll:

  • deepen your understanding of current industry web and software programming tools
  • develop skills used in designing and building enterprise databases, software and web applications, android applications, and addressing content management and versioning control
  • learn how to use web technologies including PHP, PHP Framework, CSS3, HTML5, Bootstrap 3+, JEE Java for the Web, JPA, ORM, JSP, and Servlets
  • study software programming languages including: C#.NET, Java, Java Script, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, WordPress, and Eclipse

You'll also get to work with a team on a project to design, develop and present a web/software/database solution to meet an enterprise specification requirement. In your collaborative project, you’ll learn:

  • how to gather information to identify business requirements
  • translate business needs into technical requirements
  • use learned rapid application development skills to build a web/software solution
  • validate and test a solution

You may consider commencing your studies at the Certificate IV in Information Technology level to ensure you have the underpinning knowledge and skills for this diploma.

If you've already completed a Certificate IV in Information Technology or have demonstrated software and website development programming skills, you'll be well suited to this qualification.

You also have the opportunity to study and complete a dual qualification in the Diploma of Software Development.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time:

  • 1 year with prior skills and knowledge in IT at Certificate IV level or
  • 2 years (the first year of which you will complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology)

Part time: duration and availability varies (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to design, build and manage websites as an independent web developer or as part of a team.

After successful completion of our website development course, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities including as a:

  • web developer
  • web development manager
  • web programmer
  • website manager
  • webmaster
  • web administrator
  • internet developer
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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • have completed Australian Year 12 of education
  • have completed a Certificate IV qualification in programming or have equivalent skills knowledge and experience or
  • be a mature-age applicant who has worked in the IT industry in a programming role

If you do not have IT skills at a Certificate IV level, you can enrol in one of our Certificate IV courses.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC or direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Our website development course has a strong core ICT base, sharing the same core competencies as several other IT qualifications of the same level. Depending on the stream chosen, you may wish to apply for our Bachelor of Computer Systems or alternatively you can apply for a variety of degree courses at La Trobe, Monash, Deakin or Australian Catholic University. 

International students: You may wish to apply or package this course with the Bachelor of Computer Systems at Box Hill Institute.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$7,910$13,383
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$299$299
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$8,458$13,931
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$8,458$13,931

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

For the Diploma of Website Development, you need to complete a minimum of 8 core units and 12 elective units.

If you choose to enrol in the dual qualifications, you will need to complete the:

  • Diploma of Website Development: 8 core units and 12 elective units, and
  • Diploma of Software Development: 10 core units and 6 elective units

There are common core and elective units across both qualifications. The total number of units to be studied in the dual qualification will be 24 units.

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Cyber Security Education Provider of the Year

Box Hill Institute Wins at the 2020 Australian Information Security Awards

Box Hill Institute has won the Cyber Security Educator of the Year Award at the Australian Information Security Awards (AISA) 2020 aka the Oscars of Cyber Security. This category is for the TAFE or university that has developed and implemented a comprehensive, flexible and easily accessible cyber security education program, which delivers industry ready graduates to the market.

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