Course Title: Build a graphical user interface

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Title: Build a graphical user interface

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to design, build and test a graphical user interface (GUI) to specification.

It applies to programmers in a variety of fields who provide information and communications technology (ICT) support in small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTICT406 Build a graphical user interface


1. Determine specification of GUI

2. Design GUI to specification

3. Build GUI to specification

4. Test and document GUI to meet specification

Learning Outcomes

This course will give you the ability to:

  • build a graphical user interface (GUI) to requirements
  • demonstrate a GUI in concept and compiled form, using appropriate development tools to assist GUI construction
  • develop appropriate documentation
  • explain and apply object oriented programming concepts
  • identify the system properties
  • describe the features of application programming interface (API)
  • identify the issues relating to copyright and intellectual property
  • discuss code of practice relevant to the computer industry
  • discuss the Commonwealth and State privacy and information access legislation applicable to the job role.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.