Start date13 Dec 21
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.
- 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.
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
- design and draft a website.
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
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.