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


  • Learn the concepts behind creating websites, online applications, and more
  • Full access to Pluralsight included
  • Get ahead in front-end and back-end web development
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Duration Up to two and a 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

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places. To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Learn from real IT experts

Our trainers know what they’re doing, and are ready to help you through any challenge. At Monarch, we offer the highest quality training and the most supportive environment available in the technical industry today.

Nationally recognised qualification

The course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. You can use it as a pathway to further studies, including university degrees.

Transferrable skills

If you’re looking for a career with unlimited opportunities at the intersection of technology and business, a Monarch Institute Diploma is your passport to the future. It’s designed to equip you with a solid foundation in IT – the programming languages, tools and systems employers love – so you can get your foot in the door.

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 18-30 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, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Any questions? Ask away!