Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a traditional degree and an applied degree?

Traditional degrees are predominantly theory-focused and give the student a broad knowledge using proven academic learning styles.

An applied degree combines the theoretical components of a traditional degree combined with a focused approach giving students real-world skills and applicable concepts geared toward their chosen career path. Applied degrees are a response to the growing industry need for work-ready graduates. For this reason, graduates with an applied degree are highly desirable and the likelihood of employment is increased.

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Where else can my qualification take me?

After completing year 1 of your degree, you will gain a La Trobe applied diploma. After completion of Year 2, you will gain the La Trobe associate degree. If you complete all three years of study, you will receive the La Trobe applied bachelor degree.

Choose between an IT or a Business qualification.

How long will it take to complete the course?

As a full-time student, each year of your course must be completed within 12 months. You will then achieve your bachelor degree by studying 24 subjects over a 3 year timeframe. Undertaking 30 hours of study per week should see you successfully complete your qualification within this timeframe. Each subject has specific deadlines based around your study plan which you must meet.

You may undertake your studies part-time instead, however, this will extend the duration of your course. Feel free to ask the Student Admissions Team about this option.

What do I need to do to start studying?

The first step is to complete our Pre-enrolment Assessment, before chatting with a member of our friendly Student Admissions Team who will advise and guide you through the admission and enrolment process at the start of your journey to achieve career success.

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What documentation do you require for me to enrol?

To enrol you will need to provide some personal details and documentation proving your identity, age and citizenship/residency.

The Student Admissions Team will help you through the enrolment process.

What are my options for financial assistance as a Permanent Resident?

As a Permanent Resident, you are eligible for the Government’s CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place) funding. CSP is a Government grant to assist with your study. You do not have to pay this back to the Government. However, any shortfall between the CSP grant and the total course cost must be self-funded.

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Do you recognise my prior learning (advanced standing)?

Students who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have relevant studies or work experience, may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards a La Trobe University qualification. Advanced standing enables you to complete your degree earlier, reduce your study load and/or take on additional qualifications. We can provide you with more details about the process for advanced standing at enrolment (advanced standing is similar to recognised prior learning).

For more information about advanced standing, contact us.

What support will be offered to me while I study?

You will be offered as much support as you require. You can contact our Academic Team as frequently as you need. You will also be required to join virtual classrooms and Skype sessions with your Academic Team. You can also reach out to your fellow students on your own Facebook group and the learning platform.

Will I be able to talk to other students about the course and discuss any issues relating to the course I'm studying?

Yes, group projects and peer-to-peer support are key parts of your learning experience. This can be accessed through student forums as well as scheduled online group projects and tasks. These are organised through your Learning Portal and our private student Facebook page and Skype.

What are the prerequisites?

For admission to the Bachelor of Applied Business or the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, one of the following is required.

  • Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25, or
  • An equivalent academic level achievement, or
  • At least two years of work experience, after leaving school

All students are required to undergo the online Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

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What material and equipment will I require?

To get the most out of this exciting online experience, we recommend you equip yourself with the right tools for the job before you commence your studies.

All study resources (content and assessments) will be provided as part of the course. You will need to supply the following.

  • A good, reliable internet connection
  • Desktop/laptop computer
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)

If you decide to study the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, you will additionally require the following.

  • 64bit CPU capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with at least 4 cores
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 150GB free HDD space (internal or external) cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn’t be included as 'Free HDD Space'
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system: Windows/Mac/Linux
When can I start?

You can start your course as soon as you have been offered a place. We have rolling monthly intakes, so there is no waiting for next year or mid-year intakes. Your course begins when you want to begin.

What is your relationship with La Trobe University?

Didasko is very proud to be delivering La Trobe University qualifications. A La Trobe applied qualification and Didasko’s engaging eLearning content will give you the best possible chance of success for your future plans.

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