Key Benefits

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places from January 1st, 2022.

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 industry experts

You deserve a Diploma trainer who knows what they’re talking about. Someone who’s worked on hundreds of web dev projects, and can tell you what it’s like in the real world. With Monarch Institute, you’ll learn independently but with the full support and guidance of trainers who can help you through any challenge.

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.

Skills employers and clients actually want

Your Monarch Institute Diploma won’t just be a piece of paper. It’s your ticket to awesome jobs in one of the fastest-growing ICT fields. That’s because you’ll get to do a specially selected range of electives designed to upskill you in stuff employers and clients actually care about, from security to custom development.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete 20 units to obtain your Diploma of Information Technology.

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 in 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:

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. These cover core skills, like managing ICT projects, as well as specialist skills in front-end and back-end development.

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 18-25 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.
Saravanan Thangavel
"Those who are in love with learning are in love with life."
– Charles Handy

I am an educationalist with 18+ years of expertise in the combined IT industry and academia in Technology Strategy and Technology Management Consultation. I’ve complimented my expertise by lecturing as well as by playing diverse roles in the industry. As a Solutions Consultant, I specialise in Microsoft Product Customisation and developed skills in BPR and client portfolio management. As an ICT advisor, I was involved in the implementation of CMMI standards in software companies and also conducted audits on software and general ICT controls.

What gets me out of bed in the morning?

As a lecturer and trainer, I have developed a specialty in conducting training in web development, programming and database implementation. I love sharing this knowledge with students!

Gradon Rong
“Stay hungry, stay foolish” – Steve Jobs

I am an IT trainer with a Master of Information Technology and rich teaching experience in domestic and international education. I have worked as an IT web developer, programming, and database management expert and I have experienced a few IT projects, including website and mobile application development, which practically makes me familiar with vocational education in IT.

I also provide academic support to university students to assist them in achieving outcomes in IT fields. I’m passionate about providing sustainable improvement to ensure the quality of education.

Dave O'Flynn
Course Coordinator
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
- misattributed to Albert Einstein, but great nonetheless!

I have more than 25 years experience in logistics, management and IT in Australia, Asia and Europe and initiated and led projects to integrate technology solutions into both operations and support functions. I’ve been active in vocational education for more than five years, teaching, assessing, developing resources and coordinating courses.
I am passionate about continuous improvement and see IT as being an enabler for positive change in workplaces.

What makes you jump out of bed in the morning?

I am an early riser and look forward to being greeted by my kelpie cross dog, Techie, and enjoying a coffee while listening to the radio.

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Diploma of Information Technology


  • Comprehensive Diploma covering in-demand skills
  • Full access to Pluralsight included
  • Get ahead in front-end and back-end web development
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Duration Up to two 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 Analyst programmer support | 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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