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Understanding Software Development Processes and Tools Micro-credential

Understand the foundations of software development and how to get the best out of software development processes and technologies to deliver successful, sustainable solutions.

Domestic $675NZD
NZQA accredited, level 8 (15 Credits)
March and July
100% online learning
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Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Gain a deeper understanding of software development through weekly live online sessions on this Level 8 NZQA accredited (15 Credits) micro-credential. This engaging course will give you practical skills, the confidence to engage with developers and the understanding to be part of delivering great technology initiatives.

This short course is structured to encourage cross collaboration and teamwork to help you develop the skills needed to coordinate, engage and communicate with software development and product development teams and business stakeholders in your workplace.

Developed by Dr David Parsons, an innovative educator and published academic, he brings over 20 years in software development to his role as lead facilitator.

Experience with tools and techniques to translate user needs into software development requirements

A sound understanding of the software development pipeline that delivers successful projects.

Collaboration and communication strategies for effective project and stakeholder management

Awareness of important human factors in software development, including stakeholder perspectives, usability, culture and teamwork


Where this could take you

Apply your software knowledge in a practical way to deliver successful technology solutions

Follow your passion

Lead or contribute to a software development project for your community or workplace

Boost your career

Confidently work with software development teams in your current role, or move into a new role where and apply your new knowledge and skills

Continued learning


How this Micro-credential works

Incorporate software technology into your world

Apply and Enrol

If you are ready to enrol, complete the online application form. We will be in touch to and provide all you need to know to get started on your micro-credential journey.

Software Development Fundamentals

Explore core ideas in software development including teams roles and methodologies as well as requirements, testing and security tools. Build and share your knowledge with peers through the facilitation of a workshop addressing a key aspect of the software development process

Programming, Data and Systems

Dive into programming, coding, data and systems which can be used to develop software, that meets the needs to all stakeholders. Work collaboratively on a project using an existing software system to improve functionality.

Follow up

Put your project into practice or further your knowledge with our Master of Technological Futures or Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


What you need to know

Next Steps

Okay, so what’s next?

Make an enquiry

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Book a chat

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