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This course gives you a start in one of the world’s fastest growing IT employment sectors by learning how to develop apps for mobile devices.

In this course, you will develop apps for Google Android using the industry’s leading development platforms and tools including the Eclipse IDE, Android Studio, Java JDK, Android SDK and Git. You will commence by studying core topics such as programming, project management and trends in mobile app development, and conclude with a core project where you will have the option to design an app that you can commercialise.

The industry is rapidly seeing the rise of app support in technology as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), and it is expected that skills used in the mobile industry will transfer to smart washing machines, sensors, smart cars and much more!


Course Overview

Coding is the new literacy- gain creative, transferable skills in software development.

With the Information Technology industry positioned as one of the world’s fastest growing employment sectors, now’s the time to learn the new international language and start your career in software development.

The Diploma of Software Development (Mobile Applications Android) 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.


Admission requirements.

Entry to this course is limited to those who have:

  • Literacy, Language and Numeracy Online Assessment: At a year 12 level or equivalent
  • A Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate with bachelor’s pass or;

If you do not have Grade 12 or National Senior Certificate then you may be able to apply for conditional exemption Mature age applicants, without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.


Course Duration (2 Years)

The nominal duration to complete this course is 24 months.

As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however will not exceed the nominal duration. 


Included in course offer

Online resources and materials

Text books will be supplied for the required modules/units


See where your course could take you

Application Developer | Software Developer | Mobile Software Developer | Web Developer/Coder


Benefits of our Website Development Course

    • Develop apps from conception to Android store
 
    • How to integrate other stakeholders into projects
 
    • How and where to pitch for funding
 
    • Full development suit, Java, Eclipse, Trello, Git Etc.
 
    • Industry involvement
 
    • Networking opportunities with industry
 

NOTE: This course does include an IOS module at the end. However, we believe that it’s better to focus on learning in one environment at a time.


Core and Elective Modules/Unit

This course has a total of 16 Units. 10 Core units and 6 Elective units, which Nurture Education has pre-determined the Elective units for this course set out in the table below.


Computer Requirements

The Diploma of Software Development Mobile Application Development – Android, requires students to have a computer that meets the following requirements

Windows

Operating System:

    • Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista
Hardware:
    • Min 2GB RAM, (4GB recommended)
 
    • 1.4GB of Hard Disk space
 
    • Screen with min resolution of 1280 x 800
 

MAC

Operating System:

    • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.9 (Mavericks)
 

Hardware:

    • Min 2GB RAM, (4GB recommended)
 
    • 1.4GB of Hard Disk space
 
    • Screen with min resolution of 1280 x 800
 

LINUX

Operating System:

    • GNOME or KDE desktop
 
    • GNU C Library (glibc) 2.15 or later
 

Hardware:

      • Min 2GB RAM, (4GB recommended)
     
      • 1.4GB of Hard Disk space
     
      • Screen with min resolution of 1280 x 800
     

 
Unit/Module of Competence
Stage 1
Apply intermediate programming skills in another language
Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
Apply testing techniques for software development
Manage a project using software management tools
Stage 2
Manage ICT Projects
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
Apply software development methodologies
Validate an application design against specifications
Apply advanced programming skills in another language
Stage 3
Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
Build advanced user interface
Implement security for applications
Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications
Deploy an application to a production environment
Debug and monitor applications
Design digital applications
 

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