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Introduction to Programming & coding

With so much of our everyday lives influenced by programs and applications, there’s never been a better time to study programming and coding. Learn to read, write and plan out code or develop your very own mobile applications, games and computer programs.

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Murdoch University


Foundations of Programming

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Starts 26 Feb 2024

University of New England

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Starts 26 Feb 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 21 Oct 2024

University of South Australia


Object Oriented Programming

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Starts 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania


Programming Principles

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Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

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La Trobe University


Bachelor of Information Technology

Features IT industry collaboration, certification, and projects

Graduate with industry relevant knowledge and experience—and work across almost any sector. You’ll develop your core IT skills in programming, networking and databases. Sharpen your competitive edge with AI and cloud tech to get you job-ready.

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3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Software Engineering,  
  • Cloud Analytics,  
Charles Sturt University


Bachelor of Computer Science

This IT degree offers a games programming specialisation

Get a solid grounding in programming principles and databases. Explore how humans interact with computers and the internet. Touch on AI and consider a games specialisation if that’s what you’re passionate about. Accredited by the ACS.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Information Technology

Begin your journey into professional IT practice

Build core knowledge in topics covering computer hardware and software. Explore networking, programming, website development and cloud computing. You’ll become proficient in use of programs such as C++, Python and Java.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast

Create innovative ICT solutions

Use cutting edge technology to help people and businesses. You’ll build strong IT foundations then delve into electives. Explore web development, the cloud, cyber security, and more. Use data. Start programming. Gain industry certifications as you go.

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3 years full time or part time equivalent

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