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  • Online

    iOS App Development with Swift

    Build apps learn to code, and network with industry experts with RMIT University's online 5-course program in iOS App Development with Swift.

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  • On Campus

    10997- Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting

    This 10997- Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting courses are intended for both novice and experienced programmers who have a minimum of three months programming experience and have basic Windows navigation skills. This course is intended for IT professionals and system administrators who want to learn about administration and troubleshooting techniques in Office 365. These professionals should have at least three years of experience working in their respective fields—typically in the areas of system administration, network administration, and messaging.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20347- Enabling and Managing Office 365

    This 20347- Enabling and Managing Office 365 course will provide experienced IT professionals with the training that they need to plan, configure, and manage an Office 365 environment. Students who attend this course are expected to have a fairly broad understanding of several on-premises technologies such as Domain Name System (DNS) and AD DS, and a general understanding of Exchange Server, Microsoft Lync Server or Skype for Business Server, and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
    This course also is intended as preparation material for IT professionals who are looking to take the exams 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements and 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services to obtain the MCSA: Office 365 certification.

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  • Online, On Campus

    10979 – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

    The audience for this 10979 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals course will include:

    •Individuals who want to evaluate deploying, configuring, and administering services and virtual machines using Microsoft Azure.
    •Developers who want to evaluate creating Microsoft Azure solutions.
    •Windows Server administrators who are looking to evaluate the migration of on-premises roles and services to the cloud.
    •IT professionals who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host websites and mobile app back-end services.
    •Database administrators who want to evaluate the use of Microsoft Azure to host Microsoft SQL Server databases.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20532 – Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

    The candidates targeted by this 20532 - Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions training have basic experience in implementing and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with the development tools, techniques and approaches used to build application solutions.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

    This 20533 - Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions course is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge of cloud technologies and want to learn more about Microsoft Azure.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20480 – Programming in HTLM5 with Javascript and CSS3

    This Microsoft 20480 training course is intended for professional developers who have 6-12 months of programming experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps for Windows 8 or web applications).  

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  • On Campus

    20481 – Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using HTML5 and javascript

    This Microsoft 20481 course is intended for professional developers who have 1 or more years of experience in creating applications.

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  • On Campus

    20482 – Advanced Windows Store Development Using HTML5 and Javascript

    This Microsoft 20482 course is intended for professional developers who have 1 or more years of experience creating applications for a production environment.

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  • Online, On Campus

    20483 – Programming in C# using Visual Studio 2012

    This Microsoft 20483 course is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Microsoft Visual Basic, or Java and understand the concepts of object-oriented programming. This course is not designed for students who are new to programming; it is targeted at professional developers with at least one month of experience programming in an object-oriented environment.

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  • On Campus

    20486- Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

    This Microsoft 20486 course is intended for professional web developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in an individual-based or team-based, small-sized to a large development environment. Candidates for this course are interested in developing advanced web applications and want to manage the rendered HTML comprehensively. They want to create websites that separate the user interface, data access, and application logic.

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  • On Campus

    20487- Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

    This Microsoft 20487 course is intended for both novice and experienced .NET developers who have a minimum of six months programming experience, and want to learn how to develop services and deploy them to hybrid environments.

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Is web development right for you?

To say web developers need to be technology fanatics is an understatement! To succeed in and enjoy this career path, you’ll need to love working with computers and technology. You’ll be building websites from the ground up, so you’ll need to enjoy programming, problem-solving and developing web-based strategies and methodologies.

As you’ll be working closely with clients and other IT professionals such as web designers, you will ideally be a strong communicator. It’s your job to determine and deliver on clients’ needs, so sound consulting skills are a bonus, as is the patience and willingness to make changes until goals are achieved. The ability to manage projects and deadlines (often tight ones) is also key to this role.

Technology is always advancing, so web developers also need to be dedicated to ongoing professional development and upskilling to keep up with the latest developments in the world of IT.

Job opportunities

Web development is a relatively small occupation in Australia, currently employing less than 10,000 workers. However, according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook program, the unemployment rate in this industry is below average. Here are a few other facts about web development careers:

  • Over 80% of web developers work in full-time positions.
  • According to Payscale, a web developer’s salary can range from around $41,000 through to $90,000.
  • Around 4,000 job openings are likely in the years leading up to 2022.

Types of courses

No matter whether you’re just entering the industry or seeking to brush up on some fresh skills, there are web development courses to suit you. From short courses, which often focus on one specific aspect of the web development process, through to higher-level Certificate courses, which offer a more comprehensive overview of web development as a career path.

Short courses

Web development short courses are often used by people currently employed in the industry who are seeking certification for new skills in a particular area, such as a programming language or a certain type of application. Short courses can also be of benefit to those entirely new to the industry who wish to dip their toes in the waters of web development.

Certificate IV

Certificate IV courses in this industry give students a broad knowledge base and skillset to set them on the path to a web development career. From basic programming languages through to site functionality, layout and user experience, you’ll cover all the web development fundamentals you need to get a foot into the industry.

Career Outcomes

Everybody needs a website these days, so a career in web development can open many doors. You might work in an IT office with a team of other developers and designers, or you may decide to work with clients on a freelance basis. Potential job titles include:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Applications Developer