Diploma of Web Development

The internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, bank, play games and share information. The pace of change is skyrocketing – and so too is the demand for talented internet professionals.

ACG Yoobee’s Diploma of Web Development equips you with the web programming, design and usability skills you need to build feature-rich, database-driven websites.  Websites that are not just good looking and easy to use, but that can also incorporate innovative and complex features, like shopping carts and auctions.

By the end of the course you’ll have produced an online portfolio that showcases your design and technical skills, and makes potential employers sit up and take notice. They’ll be left in no doubt that you are the new generation of internet professionals.

For International Students, please read our application process page

  • Qualification NZQA Level 6
  • Length 43 weeks - Full Time
  • Course available in
    Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

Course Details

Entry Requirements close

Prove to us you are passionate and talented. Show us your skills, including:

• Previous experience with a computer programming or scripting language – an example of a website you’ve constructed would be great.
• Logical thought processes and problem solving ability.
• Communication skills – can you work well in groups and make effective presentations?

Our Certificate in Diploma in Digital Design - Web and Graphic is the perfect stepping stone into this programme.  
*If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent

Course Components close
  • Client-side development - XHTML syntax and techniques; how to develop forms; how to centralise formatting control using Cascading Style Sheets; you will be introduced to algorithms and simple object oriented programming concepts; learn browser scripting including event handlers, rollovers, form validation, browser checking etc; compare platforms and their limitation

  • Web communication - focus on how web pages communicate their message to the viewer; apply the principles of visual design to web pages; prepare and manipulate images for the web; apply the principles of User Centred Design (UCD) in developing a web interface; employ user testing and feedback mechanisms to refine the design and usability of a website

  • Advanced client-side - learn how to use HTML5 and other new and developing technologies to produce leading edge web designs, including video, audio and more, and to design and produce mobile web applications

  • Server-side development - learn relational database design and use with MySQL; server-side programming using PHP; Structured Query Language (SQL) syntax and techniques; database-driven website design; introduction to Object Orientated (OO) programming principles and administration of server-side hosting environments

  • Advanced studies - look at a range of advanced topics, both design and development focused; things like industry standard content mangement systems, how to handle credit card payments, Google maps, Ajax, code libraries, how to make sites for mobile phones and for the disabled.

  • Industry project - plan, document, code and present a dynamic, database-driven web application to an industry standard

  • Portfolio - create an online portfolio that demonstrates your skills.

* Course content is subject to change to ensure continued industry relevance.


Assessment is standards-based, so you’ll need to meet all the standards set for a particular task. There are no marks or examinations. All projects must be produced to a commercial standard. You’re encouraged to develop technical skills and your own design style. 

Reassessment opportunities are available. Minimum 80% attendance is required.

Equipment & Software close


  • PC or Apple computers
  • Computers have access to other operating systems for testing
  • Digital cameras
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Internet
  • Smartphones to test mobile web apps


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Industry Standard IDEs (Integrated Development Environments)


  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • XML
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
Start Dates close


  • 27 Feb 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
  • 24 Jul 2017 to 8 Jun 2018


  • 27 Feb 2017 to 15 Dec 2017
  • 24 Jul 2017 to 8 Jun 2018


  • 24 Jul 2017 to 8 Jun 2018
Fees close


Domestic Students: $7,505.12, International students:  $19,000 and $2,000 resource fee
Course fees subject to change.


Some of these costs might vary depending on the brand you buy and your individual needs. Have a chat with your tutor before you go shopping.

Items provided by ACG Yoobee

  • External web hosting
  • 1 visual diary
  • Software manuals
  • 300 print credits
  • Monthly internet quota

Essential items to purchase

  • USB Flash Drive 4GB (at least) - up to $35

Additional items students may need or wish to purchase

  • Recommended textbooks – up to $500
  • Sundry stationery – up to $100
  • Extra print credits – up to $50 (if you exceed provided quota)
  • Extra internet quota – up to $100 (if you exceed provided quota)

Where can this course take you?

Career Pathways