Course Title: Build a dynamic website

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5341 Diploma of Information Technology

Course Title: Build a dynamic website

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and design websites to meet technical requirements.

It applies to individuals working as web developers who are responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of websites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website


1. Define and analyse the technical requirements

2. Produce the software design specifications

3. Develop the website to the specified design

4. Test the web application

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:    

  • analyse the technical requirements for a dynamic web site
  • produce software design specifications
  • create a website, using efficient and effective code to meet the technical requirements, and test and document a website against the requirements. 

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:  

  • summarise the principles of analysis and design
  • outline programming control and design structures, and object-oriented programming    
  • explain web programming concepts, including:   
    • authentication and web security
    • hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
    • session management
    • stateless programming.

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates  consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the website technologies field of work, and include access to:

  • a development environment
  • a server
  • a database server
  • browsers.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.