Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology

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

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  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Software or Applications Programmer | Help Desk Officer | Assistant Software Developer | Network Administrator | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Everything lives 'in the cloud' these days, so it's no surprise cloud computing and technology is a steadily growing employment area in the IT industry. You can take your first step towards a career in this cutting-edge industry with a Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University.

    The degree is a collaboration between La Trobe, Amazon Web Services and Didasko, and is offered fully online. Through its nested structure, you will commence the Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology program with the ability to exit after one year of successful study with an Applied Diploma qualification. 

    Throughout the course, you'll learn the fundamentals of cloud computing, covering key areas from programming and databases through to information systems and network engineering. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to pursue roles filling crucial gaps across the cloud-skilled IT sector.

  • 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
  • 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.

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University.

    Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level roles in the IT industry, such as help desk and web support positions, with an expected salary range of $50K–$60K. Students may also choose to continue their studies by progressing to the next stage of the Applied Cloud Technology degree.

  • 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 a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of their fees.

    La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option.


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

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-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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