Study Database Design and Development

If creating information and communications technology (ICT) database systems is something that you are interested in, then studying the Diploma of Database Design and Development may be the right pathway for you! This course could lead you to a fulfilling career in the Database Development industry, or more specifically lead you to a career as a Database Designer and Developer, Database Administrator or Database analyst.

Course Overview

This qualification provides students with the required skills and competencies in database development. This course teaches students how to analyse project requirements to produce component specialisations, build using rapid application development (RAD) tools, and use structured query language (SQL) to define, create, and manipulate database structures. Students will learn how to design a database, contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment, model preferred system solutions, data objects and processes, in addition to learning other specialised skills. Ultimately, the Diploma of Database Design and Development allows students to develop skills required to plan and create database systems for a wide range of businesses.

Course Overview (with video)

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Course Duration

12 months

Intake Dates

Jan and July




1 year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome


Generally, the intended purpose of the Diploma of Database Design and Development is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to support them in gaining employment in the field of designing and developing database systems.

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to participate in planning and producing information and communications technology database systems for a wide range of businesses. They will have obtained the competencies required to model data objects and processes as well as integrating sustainability in ICT planning and design projects.

    Entry Requirements:


    The following selection criteria requirements apply to all International Students:

    • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 3+ on all skills (or equivalent).
    • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

    Prior Information Technology experience or technical background is required for direct entry into the Diploma of Database Design and Development and will be assessed at application stage

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      Study Database Design and Development was last modified: September 12th, 2020 by Nick Yock