Course Title: Build a database

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Build a database

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Chandra Nannegari

Course Contact Phone: 9925 1657

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of choosing the appropriate RDBMS to implement a conceptual model.

Initially students will develop a prototype and populate it with data. The course will also provide skills in creating required screens, reports and queries, as required by the database design.

Firstly the implementation plan will be designed and the data conversion process will be carried out. Next the post implementation review will be conducted, and the system documentation will be completed.

Further, knowledge of security systems is provided to prevent unauthorised access to database application.

A programming language in a database environment may be used to produce simple programs in order to access or modify the tables.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Model Preferred Solutions with national code - ICAITAD046A and RMIT course code - COSC 5731C is a pre-requisite. This course has Nil Co-Requisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITB170A Build a database


Access and security systems are developed

Data structures, queries, screens and reports are developed

Database design is confirmed

Database prototype is created and tested

The live system is implemented

Learning Outcomes

See details under elements of competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they maybe be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.