Front-End Web Development Foundations

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Get front-end web dev skills

Working with the latest technologies, you’ll gain an understanding of how client-side web applications work, with the opportunity to conceptualise and implement web-related solutions for a range of scenarios.

  • Start date
    13 Dec 21
  • Duration
    6 weeks
  • Study mode
  • Investment
    $1000 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the course, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace.

  • Explain the relevance, purpose and operation of the technologies that underpin web interactions.
  • Design and develop client-side components of a web-based application using contemporary tools, languages and frameworks, including HTML5 basics, Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) rules, Bootstrap and client-side JavaScript.
  • Produce and design simple webpages and responsive websites.
  • Identify options for and deploy web applications to suitable production environments.
  • Justify achieved outcomes by communicating coding choices and investigating coding solutions.

Co-designed with industry

Together with industry partner OpenLearning, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the expert

Michael Hobbs has 30 years of experience in IT education and research. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), distributed systems, cloud computing and security. Michael is the Associate Head of the School of Information Technology at Deakin.

Meet the organisation

OpenLearning is an innovative organisation that connects educational providers and learners in powerful and flexible experiences of learning online.

Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

You’ll learn on the social online learning platform OpenLearning, a dedicated platform that provides active learning, scaffolded, progressive tasks and a community of practice to share ideas and knowledge.

Go at your own pace with support from your educator and fellow learners during online learning activities and discussions. Complete your course within 6 weeks, including the assessment, or take extra time and use the regular assessment submission windows to complete within 20–26 weeks of your enrolment.

What you'll learn

During the short course you’ll:

    • learn about the relevance, purpose and operation of technologies that underpin web applications
    • design and develop client-side components of a web-based application, using contemporary tools, languages and frameworks
    • justify the outcomes achieved by providing relevant evidence and critiquing the quality of that evidence against given criteria.

How you’re assessed

Your assessment task requires you to build a sample (draft) website demonstrating the front-end web skills and techniques learnt during the course, for example:

  • structure an HTML tree
  • create and publish a CSS webpage
  • use Bootstrap for dynamic content
  • create web forms in JavaScript
  • design and draft a website.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Stackable or standalone short course

Complete one stackable short course as a standalone credential or stack multiple related short courses and build towards a full postgraduate degree at Deakin.

  • Web Application Server-side Foundations^

    Stackable short course

    This short course gives you the skills to develop web applications using the latest technologies, with a focus on server-side/back-end programming.

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

    Postgraduate degree*

    This course provides a postgraduate introduction to IT and is ideally suited to those without a computing background.

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^You must complete both Front-end Web Development Foundations and Web Application Server-Side Foundations to earn 1 Deakin credit point towards a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology. The two short courses are equivalent to Web Technologies and Development (SIT774), which is a foundation unit in the graduate certificate.

*Subject to successful completion of the short courses and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

A maximum of two stackable short courses can be used as credit towards the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology.