Bachelor of Applied Information Technology

Course summary

Course code SBAIO
Course name Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
Course duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent^
Location Online
Available internationally Yes

Course description

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology have a sound understanding of concepts from across the breadth of the field of information technology and how those concepts interrelate. Graduates also have an opportunity to dive deeply and gain certifications in areas where they have a particular interest, including Web Development, Application Development, Networking and System Administration, and exit the course having proved themselves through the development of a solution to a complex problem for a real-life industry partner.

An applied bachelor's degree will be awarded to you at the successful completion of year 3 (or part-time equivalent).

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  • IT Support Specialist 5.0 $85k
  • Help Desk Technician $55k
  • Information Systems Analyst 4.6 $95k
  • Web Developer 3.9 $90k
  • Mobile Application Developer 5.0 $110k
  • Project Management 4.2 $135k
  • Systems Administrator 4.3 $95k
  • Network Engineer 4.2 $110k
  • Programmer 3.6 $80k
  • Data Engineer 4.0 $130k
  • Data Analyst 4.0 $100k
  • IT Security Specialist $125k


Engaging course content

CSE1SIX – Information System Infrastructure
CSE1OFX – Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
CSE1PGX – Programming Environment
CSE1SPX – Sustainability Practices

Year 1

Completing year 1 of your degree provides you with an opportunity to exit with an applied diploma, and a solid foundation for continued studies.

Exit with Diploma of Applied Information Technology
Credit points 120 credit points
Certifications Gain up to 4 industry certifications
Core subjects

To operate effectively within any information system, an understanding of the theory and practice of database management systems is essential. This subject is designed to deepen students' interest and expertise in databases in general with a focus on cloud databases. A cloud database stores/processes data on the cloud. We start by looking at how database systems have evolved. The subject is mainly concerned with the relational data model and students learn the basics of database design using entity-relationship diagrams and how this design can then be mapped onto the relational model. A significant part of the subject is devoted to the use of structured query language (SQL). A commercial database management system will be used throughout the subject to provide hands-on skills. Foundations of normalising as well as data security will also be discussed. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking an associated vendor certification.

In this subject, students are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS) including file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques. This subject deals with systems development life cycle as a framework for IS development and emphasises the role and involvement of users in an IS project. The use of appropriate fact-finding techniques in systems analysis and an introduction to data flow and E-R modelling are covered. Several information system case studies are used to illustrate the concepts introduced. Students will receive hands-on experience in the construction of a small information system using a suitable prototyping tool.

Appropriate information systems infrastructure is crucial to the successful operation of any organisation. This subject covers the selection and implementation of systems infrastructure dependent on client needs. There is a focus on the setup and troubleshooting of machine hardware and networks and the configuration of operating systems. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking an associated vendor certification.

This subject provides a general introduction to the breadth of the field of information technology. Areas covered include the main components and operation of IT devices, data storage and retrieval, networks, programming and website development.

In this subject, we lay the foundation for internetworking. Basic building blocks of internetworking in terms of two main reference models are introduced. Two main reference models, OSI and TCP/IP, are examined in detail, mainly by analysing each layer’s functionality and different protocols involved. A few of the critical concepts in network design like IP addressing, IP subnetting, VLSM, IP routing, local area network technologies (Ethernet), switching and packet analysis are also introduced with a practical approach as an enabler to perform small network designs. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking an associated vendor certification.

Students are introduced to object-oriented programming concepts through a contemporary programming language. Topics covered include classes and objects, encapsulation and inheritance, primitive data types, flow of control, methods, basic input/output and arrays. Software engineering principles are introduced, including coding standards, class design and testing strategies.

In this subject, students are introduced to the environments, tools, techniques and methods of thinking needed to analyse simple data processing problems and develop effective and efficient software solutions. It is assumed that participants have no previous exposure to programming.

In this subject, students are introduced to developing and implementing a workplace sustainability policy in line with a current theoretical framework and modifying it to suit the interconnections between the economy, society and the environment. Students identify, analyse and evaluate information to develop, monitor and modify organisational policies in accordance with legislative and organisational goals and changing business circumstances. During this process, they are required to communicate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The subject also introduces students to planning, sequencing and using systematic and analytical processes to research and gather data and to evaluate outcomes of decision-making to identify improvement. This subject addresses La Trobe’s Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems – now and in the future.

Year 2

Successful completion of year 2 will increase your chances of a higher-paying position. Exiting your studies will net you an applied qualification that employers are looking for, and the opportunity to continue studying towards your bachelor's degree.

Exit with Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology
Credit points 240 credit points
Certifications Gain up to 9 industry certifications
Core subjects

This subject is an introduction to discrete mathematics. Concepts in discrete mathematics are useful in several branches of computer science as computers operate in discrete binary states. Among the topics covered are: sets, functions, relations, counting, sequences, modular arithmetic and Big-O notation. All these topics are central to the application of mathematics in electronics and computer science.

LAN switching and IP routing are the two key enablers of internetworking. This subject mainly focuses on how the switching technologies are implemented in a network and how we can secure access to a network in switch level using port-security and enhance performance of a network by using VLANs. The other main aspect covered in this subject is IP routing. Key concepts of IP routing together with different types of routing and routing protocols are carefully analysed to make critical decisions on which routing type or protocol is most suitable for a given scenario. Also, practical implementation of each of these key features is covered in a simulated environment.

This subject further develops and adds to the tools and techniques introduced in CSE1ISX: Information Systems. Major topics include information systems development strategies, project management, requirements modelling, domain modelling, behavioural modelling, structural modelling and dynamic modelling. Students will learn to use Unified Modelling Language (UML) for the analysis and design phases of IS. They will gain the ability to apply knowledge of basic science and software engineering fundamentals to information systems analysis and design.

The object-oriented programming (OOP) approach allows for the streamlined development of complex programming solutions. This subject aims to build on the knowledge and skills with object-oriented programming gained in prior studies. The subject delves more deeply into object-oriented programming concepts and how they can be applied to develop more complex and innovative programming solutions. Previously learnt software engineering skills are also further developed.

Web pages provide an interface for users to view and manage all manner of information from IT systems across the globe. In this subject, students will design and develop functional web pages using contemporary client and server-side web technologies including scripting languages. The subject also covers the logical design of web interfaces and the application of usability testing in the successful development of web pages.

Core choice subjects (choose 1)

This subject covers multiple WAN technologies and how these are configured in different network scenarios. Students will apply their knowledge to implement appropriate WAN connectivity options on given network scenarios. Also, this covers a few of the crucial functional areas of network infrastructure such as managing, maintaining and securing the network infrastructure. This subject is designed to prepare students for the opportunity to undertake a vendor certification on networking.

This subject covers the skills and knowledge required for the deployment of network servers based on an operating system. Techniques and skills for system administration are developed throughout the course of this subject. It further validates the candidate's technical abilities in understanding the architecture of an operating system, installing and configuring an operating system, working at the operating systems command line, handling files and access permissions as well as system security and performing certain maintenance tasks such as backup and restore. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification on Linux operating system.

This subject addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts relating to client-side web programming including creating HTML pages, writing CSS to enhance the look of HTML pages, using JavaScript and the JQuery library to implement the underlying logic, and specialised topics such as drawing, web storage, geolocation, exception handling, event handling, asynchronous programming, serialization and parallel programming. This subject is designed to prepare students for the opportunity of undertaking a vendor certification on HTML5 and JavaScript.

Elective subjects (choose 2)
IT electives

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning (history, algorithm types, uses) and then covers an efficient implementation of machine learning algorithms on real-world data of moderate complexity using an open source ecosystem and MapReduce and R environments. Students explore the practical aspects of this subject using the AWS platform.

This subject focuses on the skills and knowledge required to manage information and communications technology projects in the cloud. The subject takes a practical approach by taking students from the project planning stage to the project closure stage. It covers conducting a feasibility study, how to establish and work effectively in a project team, financial planning, project management tools and software, and project management methodologies. It provides students with an opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge in using various project management tools that are available in the cloud.

This subject is an introduction to mobile application development, including programming paradigms, models, technologies and platforms. Topics include the design of mobile applications, and their implementation on popular platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows (mobile versions). The unique considerations for programming with mobile devices will be studied, including application architectures, mobile user interface issues, context-aware computing, the use of mobile sensing, middleware, mobile data management, and programming with wireless connections. Cross-platform development on a range of mobile and wearable form factors will be discussed, from smartphones, to tablets of varying sizes.

In this subject, students are introduced to modern operating systems and their major components. Students will learn these concepts by working on an operating system. Process and memory management, file systems, system management and several other concepts are also covered.

This subject provides an understanding of virtualisation concepts and exposure to different virtualisation solutions. Students will utilise this knowledge to design, implement and manage a virtualisation solution for a given scenario. The practicality of using virtualisation on cloud is particularly emphasised.

Business electives

In this subject you will be introduced to a number of moral frameworks that you will use to analyse ethical issues for management. You will participate in innovative and challenging learning experiences/processes via the completion of online tasks. You will adopt relevant roles to participate in a high-level, ethics and rights discussion and debate to consider issues relating to organisations, global trade, advertising, the environment, politics, corruption and governance and the person as an individual. Working individually and in teams, within a collaborative learning environment, you will explore and analyse relevant literatures to develop moral reasoning in order to present an ethically based case to their peers and/or external parties.

Innovation is a hot topic in business today, but what does it really mean, how is it different to creativity and how do companies successfully innovate? This subject addresses these questions and more, while providing you with practical strategies to enhance your creativity and develop an innovation mindset. You will study the principles of innovation across strategy, systems, processes and culture. You will apply your research and critical thinking skills to identify, evaluate and assess opportunities to innovate. You will also develop skills to plan, implement and evaluate innovation strategies that make a positive difference to a customer’s perceived value. This subject uses a case-based approach, where you will investigate various innovation case studies from a range of companies around the world to examine how they innovate.

This subject provides you with individual, consumer and managerial understanding of consumer behaviour principles and theories. You will analyse psychological, sociocultural, and situational factors influencing consumer decision-making processes and the role of consumer behaviour in the development of effective marketing strategies. Throughout the subject, you will develop skills of relevance for understanding and managing consumer behaviour including problem-solving, critical thinking, interpretation and analysis, and micro-blog writing.

Brands are a key source of competitive advantage for firms. Yet, building and maintaining a strong brand in an increasingly digital environment is an ongoing challenge. In this subject, you will learn the fundamental principles and theories of branding that apply across all contexts. You will also explore how branding is changing in the face of digital disruption, and how marketers are using digital marketing strategies to build strong brands across multiple channels and retail platforms. At the end of the course, you will have put yourself in the shoes of a brand manager and developed the necessary skills to measure, manage and optimise brand performance within a highly complex modern world.

In this online subject, undergraduate students are given the opportunity to undertake 100-120 hours of work placement in for profit, not for profit, NGO or government enterprises - either within Australia or overseas. Students engage in a professional setting that promotes the development of workplace acumen, professional skills, agency and self-efficacy. The subject includes the opportunity to combine hands-on experience with theoretical platforms of reflection and evaluation - a skill that enhances students' employability and self-awareness. In self-sourced or arranged placements, students learn to understand and meaningfully interact with a variety of factors driving, challenging and inspiring the world of work.

In this subject you will explore the strategic and operational issues involved in managing staff in the workplace. You will examine the challenges facing human resource managers in contemporary Australian organisations and develop an understanding of human resource management practices in our continually changing social, economic, industrial relations and organisational environments. You will explore the reasons underpinning the increasing recognition of human resource management (HRM) within organisations as well as the field’s underlying purposes. Throughout this subject an emphasis is placed on a strategic approach to HRM in addition to the functional and operational aspects.

In this subject, students are introduced to some of the core principles of contract and consumer protection law, the law of negligence and property law. In addition, students are exposed to ethical standards that apply to business activities, such as contractual relationships and special legal protections against unethical business practices. The subject also adopts a skills-based learning approach. It does this through teaching the basic techniques of legal problem-solving and promoting an understanding of the dynamic nature of the law. These skills prepare students for more advanced law subjects as well as their professional careers.

Organisations operate in a global economy. As a manager and leader, it is your responsibility to get the best out of your employees and respond to customer needs. In this subject you will develop the practical skills for the next generation leading in a diverse workforce. Managing diversity isn't just about abiding by legal obligations, it's about recognising and valuing human differences and being able to create an inclusive environment, where employees have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. This subject will help you to develop a deep understanding of diversity and so create an inclusive workplace. You'll reflect on your own attitudes and biases, as well as researching strategies, policies and practices that develop and promote a diverse, inclusive workforce.

This subject will develop and enhance your appreciation of how constant and/or evolutionary changes to the international business environment influence the operations and conduct of domestic and cross-border for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. You will examine key strategic and structural drivers and tools that support globalisation and the establishment of multinational enterprises. You will be exposed to the models, approaches and challenges of successful cross-cultural management, negotiations, communications, and knowledge transfer.

Business managers request, assess, purchase and use marketing research to make a wide number of informed decisions. You will come to understand what marketing research can provide, what research methods are appropriate for different types of problems, and how results should be interpreted. The aim of this subject is to give you the knowledge and skills, as either a future business manager or a marketing research practitioner, to make intelligent decisions in your specification, evaluation and application of marketing research in real everyday life and the digital era.

Year 3

This is the final year of your qualification. Your applied bachelor's degree greatly improves the opportunities available to you. A qualification of this level greatly enhances your résumé and says a great deal about you and your ability stay focused to achieve a goal

Exit with Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
Credit points 360 credit points
Certifications Gain up to 10 industry certifications
Core subjects

The industry project enables students to experience real-life involvement in the planning and development of a medium-sized software project. It utilises a teamwork approach to software engineering and integrates previously learned skills and knowledge relating to technical, social and ethical issues. The subject covers project management, team organisation and communication, project estimation and planning, documentation and reporting and milestone presentation. Project teams must be finalised by the first week of term. The project is completed over two consecutive semesters, students will receive an X grade for CSE3PAX and must enrol in CSE3PBX in order to complete and receive a mark for this subject.

The industry project enables students to experience real-life involvement in the planning and development of a medium-sized project relevant to their degree that address a real-life or community problem. The project utilises a teamwork approach to problem-solving in software engineering. Students integrate previously learned skills and knowledge relating to technical, social and ethical issues. The subject covers project management, team organisation and communication, system testing, configuration management, technical documentation and reporting, project documentation and reporting and milestone presentation. The subject culminates in a technical report and presentation to client representatives. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. This is the second half of the Industry Project subject (CSE3PAX). Students MUST complete both CSE3PAX and CSE3PBX in two consecutive semesters/study periods. When enrolling in CSE3PBX, students must also enrol in CSE3PAX.

In this subject students undertake a comprehensive study of workplace practices related to the ICT industry and reflect heavily on their personal views and approaches to individual and team responsibilities. Students develop professional skills related to ethical and moral decision-making and evaluate the social implications of their work and the broader global context. The subject is very interactive with guided discussions and debates. Specifically related to the La Trobe Global Citizenship Essential, the students embark on a series of learning activities and assessed tasks to broaden their understanding of different cultures and sensitivities relevant to engaging in the ICT sector. Students demonstrate and reflect on their skills in team leadership, intercultural communication, active listening and communication, conflict management and meeting behaviour.

Elective subjects (choose 5)
IT electives

This subject covers the various cloud services for compute, storage, networking, security, identity and access management. When designing a cloud-based system the key concepts such as high availability, reliability, cost optimisation, scalability and performance efficiency are also emphasised. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification.

Companies are acquiring massive amounts of data and also providing internet-based service to millions of people. This is extremely challenging due to the large scale of data involved and the huge number of concurrent requests by users. In this subject we will study the current state-of-the-art technologies for analysing huge amounts of data and responding to millions of user requests within one second. Currently the most cost-efficient way of achieving the above aim is to use large-scale cloud-based services offered by vendors such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, etc. We will study how to use the cloud services provided by these vendors to meet the big data needs of businesses. In particular this subject will include the following topics: cloud architectures, parallel database systems, map and reduce, key value stores, transaction support in the cloud, virtualization, and multi-tenant database systems.

Quantitative analysis plays an important role in business analytics and knowledge engineering, thus it is very useful to develop computing skills for data regression and classification. This subject covers some fundamentals of computational intelligence techniques, including fuzzy inference systems, neural networks and hybrid neuro-fuzzy systems. The subject is designed with a focus on solving time-series forecasting problems using fuzzy inference systems, where fuzzy inference mechanisms and fuzzy rule extraction from numerical data are addressed. Some advanced learning techniques for training neural networks will also be highlighted. In labs and assignments students will work with business datasets for time-series prediction using a fuzzy system, which helps to consolidate the knowledge taught in the lectures and gain a hands-on experience on computational intelligence applications in business.

This subject provides the concepts of cybersecurity. It covers a broad range of cybersecurity related topics such as infrastructure security, network edge security, identity and access management, firewalls and load balancers, risk management and operational and organisational security. It is also designed with a focus to protect computing infrastructure from cybersecurity threats and attacks.

Industry experience is an advantage to anyone seeking work in the IT sector. In this subject, you will be provided with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge learnt in other subjects of the course and to gain practical knowledge in the information technology professions. You will undertake a work program with an external organisation, which has been approved as an industry employer by the subject coordinator. The work you undertake will be in a recognised Information Technology area and provide an appropriate learning environment. The employer will nominate a workplace supervisor who will oversee your work program and liaise with the subject coordinator.

Industry experience is an advantage to anyone seeking work in the IT sector. In this subject, you will be provided with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge learnt in other subjects of the course and to gain practical knowledge in the information technology professions. You will undertake a work program with an external organisation, which has been approved as an industry employer by the subject coordinator. The work you undertake will be in a recognised Information Technology area and provide an appropriate learning environment. The employer will nominate a workplace supervisor who will oversee your work program and liaise with the subject coordinator.

In this subject, students will learn about Internet of Things and the technologies surrounding it. They will also learn about smart objects and their usage in designing IoT-based solutions for smart homes. The course also covers real-world applications of IoT which include smart cities and industrial systems.

This subject begins with an overview of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) architecture and security attacks on system services, and a discussion of different existing security mechanisms. The main focus includes cryptography, system security, network and web security. The students learn: (1) cryptographic algorithms and protocols, underlying network security applications including single-key and public-key encryption methods, hash functions, digital signatures and key exchange; (2) intrusion detection systems and firewalls that can be used to protect a computer system from security threats, such as intruders, viruses, and worms; (3) the use of cryptographic algorithms and security protocols for providing network and internet security in terms of user authentication/identification, IP security and web security.

This subject focuses on the design and deployment of a private cloud solution using an open source cloud platform. Key concepts such as the building blocks of a private cloud, deployment of a private cloud and architecting of a private cloud are covered.

This subject covers the fundamentals of wireless transmission. Students will study various physical layer issues and impairments, and challenges in wireless communication compared with wired communication. In-depth analysis will be carried out on CSMA/CA standards; WEP and dynamic WEP standards and the processes involved for maintaining privacy and confidentiality in wireless networks. A brief introduction will be given to Bluetooth and WiMAX technologies.

Business electives

In this subject you will develop and enhance your online research and communication skills. In so doing, you will explore the business models of digital disruptors such as eBay, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, who are using digital business models to disrupt established businesses in telecommunications, transportation, advertising, e-commerce, automotive, insurance, education and many other industries. You will also explore how established businesses are responding with new business models of their own to meet challenges posed by the expanding digital economy. Through this subject you will develop the skills required to design innovative solutions using digital technologies to enhance the ability of businesses and community organisations to achieve strategic goals.

This subject offers you the opportunity to use disciplinary knowledge and skills to resolve a business challenge. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary perspective to the researching, analysis and problem-solving aspects of the challenge. In teams, you will be required to design an original business plan aimed at creating sustainable value through the provision of a particular product or service to meet an identified market opportunity. The projects aim to enhance the well-being of your community or aim to solve a social, health, economic or environmental problem. Teams must present their business plan in the form of a formal written report and a video pitch to potential investors. The subject is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

This subject focuses on the nature of the international marketplace and the problems and decisions facing managers of international marketing. It is comprehensive and practical, covering marketing goods and services across national boundaries, as well as within different national markets. Major topic areas covered are the international marketing imperative, analysis of foreign environments, development of international marketing strategies and the implementation of marketing programs across different nations and within nations.

Services play an important role in the global economy, prompting an increasing demand for professionals with service management skills and knowledge. This subject will provide you with an understanding of the intricacies and novel characteristics of the service industry. You will learn about the evolving nature of the service industry and experience economy and be able to design and present competitive service strategies that support an organisation's competitive strategy. The subject also focuses on developing practical service management skills, such as creation of service supply relationships, management of capacity versus demand, manipulation of waiting lines through implementation of queuing models and efficient management of service inventory. Beyond the sociological theories that underpin service management, the subject highlights the importance of information technology in achieving service management advantage.

Social marketing is the application of marketing principles to solve social problems. These include issues in poverty, public health, road safety, racism and climate communication and change. Increasingly, social marketing is developing its own theory base and also drawing on research in allied areas such as transformative research and wellbeing communication. It is being adopted by governments, on-governments organizations (NGOs) and other institutions around the world as they seek effective solutions relating to social issues and social problems. This subject introduces students to the theory and application of social marketing, explaining how techniques such as digital and social media, branding, segmentation and the marketing mix can be used to respond to social and wellbeing issues. Working individually and in small groups, you will learn to analyse real world problems and develop innovative and creative solutions using social marketing frameworks.

This subject provides students with a comprehensive understanding of techniques and models applied in organisations to ensure sustainable competitive advantage. This involves application of key theories to decisions and actions taken by an organisation’s senior management team to devise a long-term plan with the intention of developing the organisation’s core competencies and increasing the organisation’s competitiveness. Key topics in this subject include: understanding the dynamics of the internal and external environments, Value Chain Analysis, the 5 Forces Model, corporate level strategy, business level strategy, modes of entry into domestic and international markets, propensity to innovate and level of competition and corporate governance. The focus will be on developing the ability of students to understand, evaluate and effectively apply strategic management knowledge to modern organisations.

This subject offers students an opportunity to apply their understanding of business principles to a real world work-based scenario. You will achieve this by working collaboratively with your current employer (or where possible industry partner) and subject lecturer to scope, research, participate in and write up a work-based project as a full credit subject. This collaborative process not only allows you the opportunity to design a project that suits your own professional ambitions but gives you a chance to demonstrate your command of relevant business discipline concepts via practical application. As such, this subject affords a unique opportunity to simultaneously contribute toward your professional and academic qualification and may even give you a competitive edge over other university graduates.

Career opportunities

This course has been designed with a high employability focus in the exciting world of IT. Graduates will fit roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. The integration of IT certifications provides you with required industry skills to support underpinning technical knowledge. Career opportunities include:

  • IT Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Junior Programmer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Project Management
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • IT Security Specialist
Key dates
Study period Start date Census date Last withdrawal End date
2022 study blocks
Study Block 1 10/01/2022 06/02/202206/03/202203/04/2022
Study Block 2 07/02/202206/03/202203/04/202201/05/2022
Study Block 3 07/03/202203/04/202201/05/202229/05/2022
Study Block 4 04/04/202201/05/202229/05/202226/06/2022
Study Block 5 02/05/202229/05/202226/06/202224/07/2022
Study Block 6 06/06/202203/07/202231/07/202228/08/2022
Study Block 7 04/07/202231/07/202228/08/202225/09/2022
Study Block 8 01/08/202228/08/202225/09/202223/10/2022
Study Block 9 05/09/202202/10/202230/10/202227/11/2022
Study Block 10 03/10/202230/10/202227/11/202225/12/2022
Study Block 11 07/11/202204/12/202201/01/202329/01/2023
Study Block 12 05/12/202230/12/202229/01/202326/02/2023

For admission to any of our online courses, one of the following is required.

  • If you have completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, you will need a 50+ ATAR score with a Units 3 & 4 study score of at least 25 in English, or
  • An equivalent academic level achievement, or
  • At least one year of work experience, after leaving school

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

Advanced standing

Those of you who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have relevant studies or work experience*, may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards your online La Trobe University qualification. Each college has specific policies in respect to the number and type of subjects and work experience it is willing to accept for advanced standing (credit) purposes.

We will inform you of the process for advanced standing at enrolment. However, if at some later point you believe you are eligible for advanced standing, please advise your Student Experience Team as soon as possible. It is preferable that you have advanced standing approved for a subject prior to starting it. Advanced standing must be approved before going through census for that subject.

For more information about advanced standing, contact us.

*Work experience recognition available to applicants of all La Trobe applied IT courses.


We firmly believe that learning and wellbeing are linked and that students learn best when their wellbeing is optimised. To this end, our students can enjoy personal and online support for their health and wellbeing.


When you start your course, you will be given an invitation to join a live orientation (video conference) for the first day of your first term. This orientation is designed to answer any questions you have and help you navigate your online Learning Portal.

If you haven’t been formally studying for a while, or you just want a clearer understanding of what’s ahead, we have created an orientation portal to help you become study-ready. Not only does it highlight the features and benefits of studying online, but it’s packed with valuable information to help you succeed in your studies with us.

Student resources

Didasko deliver online learning resources for La Trobe University qualifications. The resources can vary from subject to subject and can include:

  • Multimedia
    Didasko has an award-winning content creation department that produce engaging learning resources.
  • Live video
    Didasko hosts live lectures such as subject welcomes, assessment overviews and live forums through video conferencing tools.
  • Recorded video
    We record our subject lectures so that they are relevant to an applied learning outcome.
  • Learning guides
    In some cases, learning guides are also available in PDF form and are useful to students who prefer written material.
  • Assessments
    There are different types of assessments and projects to measure students’ understanding. Some of those types are: essay, multiple-choice questions, oral assessments.
  • Exams
    Some of the exams are proctored by the Academic Team via remote desktop sharing.
  • IT certifications
    IT certifications are Industry exams recognise worldwide. Some subjects include specific certificates free of charge. These can relate to AWS, Microsoft and CompTIA, CCENT from Cisco and Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 from Microsoft too.
Equipment required

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
  • Computer capable of running Windows
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)

Students studying IT subjects will require the additional items:

  • 64bit CPU capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with at least 4 cores (either an Intel core i5/i7 or an AMD FX-61XX or AMD FX-81XX)
  • Minimum 150GB free storage (internal or external). Cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn’t be included in minimum.
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Discrete GPU/graphics card (recommended)
  • 16GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • SSD storage (recommended)

Some of the latest Apple Mac computers are now equipped with M1 Processors as opposed to the previous Intel Processors. We do not recommend using a Mac computer with an M1 processor to access a Didasko delivered online course.

Course costs

Your degree fees are only $8,021 per year if you meet the relevant residency requirements, and are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place.*

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3Total
Qualification earnedDiplomaAssociate degreeBachelor's degree 
You pay$8,021$8,021$8,021$24,063

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*The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Fees will not normally rise above 7 per cent per annum for continuing students. Should the University decide to increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year. While every effort has been made by La Trobe University to ensure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate, La Trobe University does not give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties in relation to the accuracy, completeness and up to date status of the above information. Course costs may vary depending on elective subjects chosen.

†Eligibility criteria applies. Available to Australian citizens and Permanent Residents only. Course costs may vary depending on elective subjects chosen.

^ Minimum timeframe for the bachelor's degree is 36 months and can vary according to absence, advanced standing status, studying full-time versus part-time, availability of subjects and your progress in the course.

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