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A Quick Definition Of Software

Software is a broad term that encompasses all programs, web applications used by computers to complete specific tasks. Generally speaking, it’s used to refer to all aspects of the computer that’s not related to the hardware. 

Usually, when it comes to jobs in software, the main areas include software development and software engineering. While these terms may be used interchangeably, there are slight differences between them. For example, software development is all about writing code from the ground up to create programs and applications, while software engineering usually involves a team effort, with a member working on an individual component that contributes to the development, maintenance and evaluation of the program/application. Where software developers are more creative, software engineers rely more on their critical thinking and systematic processes. 

Software Courses

You can complete a Bachelor of Software Engineering, Diploma of Software Development or Information Technology to get you started. Usually, a course in computer programming, mathematics or computer science is enough to get you into an entry-level position in this. However, if you want to complete a course off-campus, there are a variety of software short courses that can be completed entirely online. Typically, these courses take 12 months to complete. If you want more information for each course, you can enquire for a free course guide.

Skills You’ll Develop Through These Courses

These courses are designed to give you the necessary abilities. This includes:

  • Attention to detail 
  • A strong understanding of computer programming languages like JavaScript, Python, C#, Java, Ruby, HTML, and more. You’ll be fluent in at least one of these languages by the time you finish your course. 
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Problem-solving

Jobs You Can Get With These Courses

  • Video game designer
  • Assistant IT programmer
  • Assistant Web designer
  • Assistant Software developer 
  • Assistant Programming Developer 
  • Website administrator 
  • Analyst Programmer Support 
  • Web developer 
  • Systems administrator