Graduate Diploma in Software Testing

The aim of this programme is to equip learners with specialist and advanced software testing practices and technical skills. Graduates of this programme will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge involving complex scenarios for various aspects of testing. And it equips learners with specialist and advanced software testing practices and technical skills.

About the course

This course is available at AGI's Epsom Campus. Please contact our team to understand the timings and days of classes in this programme.

Course Content Includes

GDST 701 Software Testing Life Cycle - Credit 15

GDST 702 Testing Tasks and Techniques - Credit 15

GDST 703 Test Management and Test Governance - Credit 15

GDST 704 Specialized Testing - Credit 15

GDST 705 Test Management Tool - Credit 15

GDST 706 Functional Automation Testing - Credit 15

GDST 707 Performance Testing - Credit 15

GDST 708 Related Learning Experience - Credit 15

Entry Criteria

  • Domestic applicants must have: * Bachelor or higher IT degree; and/or * Subject to the regulations of the award, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in an IT related field may be granted admission

  • International applicants must have * Bachelor or higher IT degree; and * When English is an applicant’s second language, they must have achieved IELTS score of 6 (average) with no band lower than 5.5 (or equivalent*).

    (Please note it is highly recommended that students contact the Domestic or International marketing coordinator for detailed information)

Qualifications you will gain

Graduate Diploma in Software Testing


For New Zealand Citizens and residents - $ 6,620

**Please note - A Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) of $500 is included in the total fee. 

For International students -  $ 20,156


Please get in contact with our team for detailed information about the fee structure.

Intake Dates

March 2020

June 2020

October 2020

Related Learning Experience

This course includes 150 hours of Industrial Experience.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as:

  • Test Engineer (Manual Testing)

  • Test Engineer (Automation Testing)

  • Test Engineer (Performance Testing)

  • Test Analyst (Manual Testing)

  • Senior Test Analyst (Manual Testing)

  • Test Lead (Manual Testing)

  • Technical Test Lead (Automation)

  • Test Consultant (Manual and Automation)

Educational Pathways

 After successful completion of this diploma, the graduates can pursue further studies towards a post-graduate degree in the relevant field of study such as post-graduate studies in Information technology; and/or equivalent; and/or specialized qualification in the areas of project management, quality, securities etc.  



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+64-9-379 6628 (International)


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