Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)


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This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a senior ICT professional with responsibilities spanning design, development, site performance, database integration through to implementation and acceptance testing. The qualification has a strong common core ICT Diploma base with the potential for up to 30 per cent of all units to come from outside of ICA05 if appropriate.

Job Roles

Depending on the level of responsibility and the particular job roles involved, duties may include integration of internal business systems with a browser interface, designing the processes and architecture of an enterprise's internet presence, aligning the client's web presence with its business strategy and specifying e-business application system requirements. At a project management level, a person may provide advice to business units and coordinate related activities, coordinate the on-time, on-budget delivery of e-business solutions or oversee the technical and creative team from conception to delivery.

Typically, web development professionals have experience in programming and systems design, with e-commerce/e-business roles generally calling for experience in either business systems analysis and systems development.

Possible job titles include:

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Analyst/Systems Analyst
  • E-business Development Manager
  • Ecommerce Architect
  • Ecommerce Consultant
  • Ecommerce Programmer
  • eServices - Web Programmer
  • Intranet Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • Manager Business Development
  • Perl Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Architect - Ecommerce
  • Solutions/Applications Architect
  • WAP Designer/Developer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Business Development Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Web Development Manager
  • Web Production Manager
  • Web Programmer
  • Web Programmer/Software Engineer
  • Website Group Manager
  • Web Usability Engineer
  • Webmaster/Internet Developer
  • Prerequisite Requirements

    A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. These are detailed as follows:

    Code and Title

    Prerequisite units required

    ICAA5141C Design and develop dynamic websites to meet technical requirements

    ICAA4142C Design a website to meet technical requirements #

    ICAA5151B Gather data to identify business requirements

    ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

    ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

    ICAA5158B Translate business needs into technical requirements

    ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

    ICAP5039B Match IT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

    ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

    ICAT5081B Perform systems test

    ICAT3025B Run standard diagnostic tests

    ICAT5083B Develop and conduct client acceptance test

    ICAW4027B Relate to clients on a business level

    # This unit has prerequisite requirements. Section 1.6 provides further details.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Information Technology field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).


    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Information Technology field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).


    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Diploma) are most often employed as:



    Technicians and Trades Workers


    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Sales Workers


    Sales Workers


    Graduates of the Information Technology field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services


    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    Retail Trade


    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services


    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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