Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology

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La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Web Developer | Database Developer | Network Support and Operating Systems Management | Cloud Support Engineer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Cloud technology has transformed the IT industry in recent years. The rapid growth of 'the cloud' has made it clear that cloud-based systems are the way of the future for business around the globe. But there's a critical skills shortage in this area of the industry, and cloud services professionals are more in-demand than ever.

    That's where the Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University comes in! This purpose-built course, a collaboration between La Trobe, Amazon Web Services and Didasko, aims to prepare students to fill that gap in the industry and pursue cutting-edge careers in cloud computing.

    Throughout this online course, you'll develop a knowledge base and skillset across multiple areas, including information systems, web and software development, databases, cloud enterprise app development and enterprise cloud migration. Over three years of full-time study, you'll gain six highly regarded industry certifications, graduating ready to apply for in-demand roles in the IT industry and kickstart your career.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25; OR
    • An equivalent academic level achievement; OR
    • Work experience after leaving school
      • Two years if completing a business degree
      • One year if completing an IT degree; AND
    • All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this IT course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Information Technology Fundamentals
    • Cloud Foundations
    • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
    • Database Fundamentals on the Cloud
    • Information Systems
    • Network Engineering Fundamentals
    • Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
    • Sustainability Practices
    • Virtualisation for the Cloud
    • Application Development in the Cloud
    • Operating Systems
    • Managing Projects in the Cloud
    • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
    • Computer Networks
    • Machine Learning
    • Vendor Certification
    • Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3A
    • Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3B
    • Professional Environment
    • Architecting on the Cloud
    • System Operations on the Cloud
    • Big Data on the Cloud
    • Third-year level elective
    • Private Cloud Solutions
  • Why La Trobe University Online (Delivered by Didasko)?

    La Trobe University and Didasko have partnered to bring you the most respected online qualifications in Australia. Graduate with an applied degree in IT and join over 35,000 students who have been taught by some of the best, or opt to undertake an applied degree in business and gain a variety of new skills that you can apply just about anywhere. Whatever you study, La Trobe-Didasko is committed to offering students an engaging, flexible and practical learning experience with their 100% online curriculum. This means you can enjoy the ease of studying at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

    Studying with La Trobe means you’ll have access to support staff and academic teams who will not only guide you through your studies, but also help you get job-ready.

    You’ve got the qualification, now what? Their Career Support Centre will help you conquer your career goals and land your dream job... they’ll even help you prepare a standout CV and cover letter!

  • Where will this course take you?

    La Trobe online applied degrees have three nested qualifications within them. This gives you comfort that should you need to exit the degree early (subject to satisfactory completion) you will be awarded the highest nested qualification achieved. This could be an applied diploma (end year 1), or an applied associate degree (end year 2). You will be awarded a Bachelor of Applied Business from La Trobe University when you successfully complete all three years. Please note that the degree will only issue one qualification.

    Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of different roles in the cloud technology sector of the IT industry, from cloud and system engineering to database and web development. These roles bridge the gap between technical and management personnel and have an expected income of $80K–$120K+. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to assist with your fees. A Government contribution of $10,432 will be made per year if you meet the relevant HECS-HELP residency requirements. Student contribution is $9,185 per year.

    La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option


    You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 


    Find out more about government study loans here.

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