Application Developer (Full Stack), NQF5
Study duration: 10 (Ten) months

Become a part of our 2024 Application Developer Class and open the door to numerous opportunities in the IT field. Our program limits class sizes to a maximum of 25 learners, providing a customised educational experience. This includes direct mentoring from our IT lecturers and the benefit of peer-to-peer learning. The classes are scheduled to begin in February 2024 at our Training Centre in East London IDZ STP.

 About the Course

Course code: ISTIA 000575

The objective of our Application Development course is to impart a thorough knowledge of Application development principles. It is tailored to train individuals to become skilled in both front-end and back-end development, thus preparing them to excel as full-stack developers.



CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1)

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 (Core 2)



Software Fundamentals

Database Fundamentals



Introduction to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Essentials


Selected Coursework from “Information Technology (System Development),” SAQA ID: 48872:
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Designing, Implementing, and Developing Databases
  • Development and Problem Solving in Computer Programming
  • Web Programming
  • Methods for Data Collection and System Development Techniques
  • Formative and Summative Evaluation Methods



Introduction to HTML5 / Android

Web Applications

Introduction to HTML5

Web / Mobile Applications


Web Development Framework
i.e. WordPress

Introduction to Web Development Framework


Developing Desktop GUI Applications, Websites and Web Applications.


Distributed Version-Control System for tracking changes in source code during Software Development.



Open-Source Framework for Front-End Developers

Node Js

Open Source, cross-platform Runtime Environment for developing Server-Side and networking applications.


JavaScript library which greatly simplifies JavaScript programming


SQL Database Query

SQL Server: Database Query

BH0-010 ISTQB BCS Certified Tester Foundations Level (CTFL)

BH0-010: Software Testing (International exam)


Software Testing

Testing Essentials


Admission Requirements

Proficiency in using a personal computer is required.

Participants should be a minimum of 16 years old.

Basic skills in Communication and Mathematical Literacy, at least at an NQF level 4 qualification, are expected from learners.


Accreditation Status

Course type: Accredited

 Quality assurance partner: MICT SETA

 Quality Council: QCTO



Part Qualification: Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support, SAQA ID: 78964, NQF Level 4, Credits: 72

Full Qualification: National Certificate: Information Technology (System Development), SAQA ID: 48872, NQF Level 5, Credits: 136


Minimum credits:

Part Qualification: NQF Level 4, Credits: 72

Full Qualification: NQF Level 5, Credits: 136


Certification Details:
  • For the Part Qualification, you will receive the “Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support,” which is registered under SAQA ID: 78964. This qualification is at NQF Level 4 and provides 72 Credits.
  • The Full Qualification is the “National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development,” with SAQA ID: 48872, at NQF Level 05, totalling 136 Credits.
Both certifications are accredited by MICT SETA.


Assessment Details
Assessment information:


At ISTIA, we ensure consistent monitoring of student performance through supervised in-class evaluations. Learners are obligated to submit their Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) assessments via our Online Classroom platform. Although the CompTIA International exams are an elective part of the curriculum and require an additional fee, students have the advantage of obtaining Cisco Cybersecurity International certifications at no extra charge.


Details of Portfolio of Evidence (PoE):

Part Qualification: “Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support,” with SAQA ID: 78964. This is at NQF Level 4 and carries 72 Credits.

Full Qualification: “National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development,” with SAQA ID: 48872, at NQF Level 05, offering 136 Credits.

The Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) is included as part of the course fee.


For additional information about the enrolment process and the fees for the courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us. / +27 814998200