Course Title: Use SQL to create database structures and manipulate data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Use SQL to create database structures and manipulate data

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Adel Smee

Course Contact Phone: 9925 1603

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students enrolled in this course will develop skills in the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) to create database structures and manipulate data within a client-server database system.

The course will cover the use of SQL as a Data Definition Language (DDL), Data Manipulation Language (DML), Data Retrieval Language. Students will also have an introduction to the use of SQL as a Data Security Language and Transaction SQL.

The course will focus on SQL techniques used to create, populate and manipulate databases, as well as to retrieve data in a variety of ways.

Major topics in this course will include:

1. Basic SELECT queries
2. SQL functions
3. CREATE TABLE queries
4. Action queries
5. Sub-queries
6. User views

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:

ICAITB136A Use SQL to create database structures and manipulate data


Create and run sub-queries

Create views

Execute a SQL statement to access and retrieve data

Execute create table statement

Perform SQL functions

Perform SQL statement to limit and sort rows retrieved by a query

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.