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Diploma of Information Technology
(Front and Back End Web Development)


  • Get the skills to create websites, online applications, and more
  • Specialise in front and back-end web development
  • Learn with current industry tools and technologies
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Duration Up to two and half years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $4,250 up front | $196.15 per week (payment plan) | Gov. funding if eligible
Career opportunities Application Support Officer | Internet systems administrator
Course topics Five modules
Units 20 units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways Diploma of Information Technology
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple short-answer and projects
Start date Immediately, or whenever you’re ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Victorian Government Funding Available

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. Please check the eligibility requirements here, or get in touch to discuss your funding options.

Learn the Tools of the Trade

When you study your Diploma with Monarch, it’s much more than just theory. You’ll also learn about and use a variety of tech industry tools and technologies, including coding languages.

Software and tools covered include:

  • Figma
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • GitHub
  • Apache
  • MongoDB (NoSQL)

Coding languages you will learn about include:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JSDoc
  • XML
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Node.js

Use Pluralsight

To enhance your learning journey, Monarch offers Diploma students full access to the Pluralsight online learning platform – at no additional cost.

The Pluralsight platform is home to countless webinars, tutorials, lectures, and practical online labs created by industry experts. It’s the leading destination for IT professionals from all over the world to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and stay ahead of emerging trends.

Virtual Workplace Activities

Simulated workplace activities in the Diploma of IT offer practical experience to get you job-ready. Thoughtfully designed for completion online, you’ll apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

By taking a hands-on approach you’ll enhance your problem-solving skills and prepare yourself for actual workplace challenges.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete 20 units to obtain your Diploma of Information Technology (Front and Back End Web Development).

Module 1

Foundation skills

Module 2

Client-side development

Module 3

Dynamic website development

Module 4

Website services

Module 5

Web development team skills


Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material.

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

This Diploma is designed for candidates with basic IT experience, or those in related industries looking to switch into the tech side of things. It’s also a great option for motivated and switched-on industry newbies.

Diploma graduates may be eligible for a range of different mid-level and lead developer positions.

Key opportunities include:


The Diploma of IT (Front and Back-End Web Development) is a great launching pad for a career specialising in web development. With this qualification, you can start working straight away. On top of technical skills, you’ll have the confidence and study skills needed to stay on top of your professional development. Or you could keep your options open and continue studying at university level, with a Bachelor-level qualification in ICT or computer science. Some universities even offer advanced placement (course credit) for units you complete in your Diploma, cutting time off your degree.

It’s best to check with the university of your choice before enrolling in a Diploma with Monarch Institute.

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

Once we receive your enrolment, our friendly course consultants will touch base to undertake a pre-training review to ensure the training is right for you.

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

We recommend access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course.

A laptop or PC with:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

The Diploma has six core units and 14 elective units.

Module 1

Foundation skills

You can’t build and maintain awesome websites without cooperating with others, being part of a team, and abiding by the law. The foundation skills module is designed to get you up to speed (or refreshed) with some basics you need to remember, no matter what type of IT job you end up in.

Module 2

Client-side development

Client-side development is like an iceberg; there’s a ton of unseen work that goes into making a site that runs smoothly, as well as looking great. This module is all about client-side development skills, from working with CSS to overall site architecture.

Module 3

Dynamic website development

Module 3 takes the skills you’ve just gained in client-side development and kicks it up a notch. A dynamic website is one where the information changes depending on certain variables, as needed, from the time of day to the viewer’s native language. You’ll learn four core skill sets you need to build and maintain dynamic sites.

Module 4

Website services

The real magic (for your clients, anyway) happens when websites are interactive, dynamic, and actually do things – not just hold content. This module is about making a website ‘talk’ to other systems and processes, including working with databases.

Module 5

Web development team skills

Web developers always work in teams with other developers, creative staff and designers, and project managers. Freelancers and employees alike need to know how to get along with others and solve problems on the fly. This module is designed to give you the confidence and practical ability to work with others on a range of processes, from QA to troubleshooting.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 18-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$4,250 (Total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$196.15 per week – paid over 26 weeks

This option is suitable for students wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with Mastercard or Visa.

Government funding

If you live in Victoria, you may be eligible for government funding for this course. Find out more here.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Nick Andison
"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners."
— John Holt

I have 14 years of experience in IT and Vocational Education, focusing on network security, cyber security, and project management. I’ve embraced new technologies and changes in adult education, ensuring my graduates are industry-ready. In 2020, I received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Vocational Industry Engagement and Collaboration from Federation University, highlighting the importance of skills-based training in IT.

Now, I’ve transitioned to the healthcare industry as a systems trainer and project support, while staying true to my vocational roots with Monarch.

Learn more about Nick


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