To undertake your studies, you will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology. Your diploma will be awarded to you at the successful completion of year 1 (or part-time equivalent) with the option to exit with your qualification, or continue with your studies.
|Course name||Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology|
|Course duration||1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent|
Because, more than just a buzzword, cloud computing is vital to the day-to-day operations of millions of enterprises of all sizes. It is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest growing areas in the IT sector. It has transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished. The La Trobe Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology offers you the chance to improve your employability by adding fundamental cloud skills and knowledge to your CV.
La Trobe University in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) have created world first applied cloud technology qualifications. The 100% online delivery method by Didasko enables new sector entrants, career changers and existing IT workers to undertake learning in a sensible and convenient manner. It allows you to combine online studies with early entry to the workforce and/or career enhancement, whilst continuing online study.
Skills and knowledge of cloud computing is critical for companies to deliver on their digital transformation strategy. Cloud services provide a natural platform for optimising existing IT systems to increase operational efficiencies, while driving business agility and growth. Cloud computing has transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished.
With rapid growth in cloud computing (over US $400 billion cloud-based services by 2020), it has become clear that this is the way business globally will operate now and into the future.
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After completing year 1 of your degree, you will be awarded with an applied diploma, should you decide to exit your degree at this point. You can add this qualification to your résumé and move forward with your career plans or embrace the option to continue your studies while you work.
|Qualification||Diploma of Applied Cloud Technology|
|Credit points||120 credit points|
This subject provides a general and practical introduction to information technology. It covers: fundamental principles of computer operation, the main hardware components of the computer, data storage and retrieval, introduction to system software, introduction to data communications, computer networks, the internet; operating systems, file management systems, security, introduction to information systems; application software modules: spreadsheets, database packages, and the World Wide Web.
In this subject we introduce cloud concepts, core cloud services, architecting on cloud and cloud support. We also look at various database options to examine the various services available to access databases on the cloud. The fundamentals of Windows server on the cloud and its administration will also be studied. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking a vendor certification.
You are introduced to computers, object-oriented concepts and programming using Java. Topics covered include classes and objects, 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. You are also introduced to a framework for identifying and analysing ethical problems associated with software development.
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 your 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.
In this subject, you are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS) including file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques. This subject addresses the 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. You will receive hands-on experience in the construction of a small information system using a suitable prototyping tool.
In this subject, we introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. The subject also covers OSI and TCP/IP layer models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. The fundamentals of IP addressing and basic concepts of Ethernet will also be studied.
Didasko has signed a membership agreement with Cisco to use the copyrighted Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) courseware. Didasko is offering this courseware within the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology .
At this time, the content you will be receiving in this course does not include access to remote labs. However, Didasko envisage that remote labs via cloud access will be available soon.
The teaching of object-oriented concepts is continued from the introductory subject CSE1OFX. You’ll gain more experience with the Java programming language and basic software engineering principles. Topics covered include inheritance (class hierarchies, abstract classes), input/output streams, file operations, exceptions, interfaces, recursion, generics and dynamic data structures (linked lists). Software engineering principles are further developed, including parameters for characterising software quality and testing strategies. You will continue to practise the identification and analysis of ethical issues that may arise during software development.
In this subject, you 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. You will 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, you are required to communicate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. The subject also requires you to plan, sequence and use systematic and analytical processes to research and gather data and to evaluate outcomes of decision-making to identify improvements.
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. Career opportunities include:
Should you choose to exit at diploma level (end of year 1), you will have entry-level skills to commence work in the IT industry roles such as Help-desk and Web Support. If you exit at associate degree level (end of year 2), you will have additional industry certified skills.
The integration of Vendor Certifications provides you with required industry skills to support underpinning technical knowledge.
|Study period||Start date||Census date||Last withdrawal||End date|
|Study Block 1||7 Jan 2019||3 Feb 2019||3 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019|
|Study Block 2||4 Feb 2019||3 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||28 Apr 2019|
|Study Block 3||4 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||28 Apr 2019||26 May 2019|
|Study Block 4||1 Apr 2019||28 Apr 2019||26 May 2019||23 Jun 2019|
|Study Block 5||6 May 2019||2 Jun 2019||30 Jun 2019||28 Jul 2019|
|Study Block 6||3 Jun 2019||30 Jun 2019||28 Jul 2019||25 Aug 2019|
|Study Block 7||1 Jul 2019||28 Jul 2019||25 Aug 2019||22 Sep 2019|
|Study Block 8||5 Aug 2019||1 Sep 2019||29 Sep 2019||27 Oct 2019|
|Study Block 9||2 Sep 2019||29 Sep 2019||27 Oct 2019||24 Nov 2019|
|Study Block 10||7 Oct 2019||3 Nov 2019||1 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019|
|Study Block 11||4 Nov 2019||1 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||26 Jan 2020|
|Study Block 12||2 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||26 Jan 2020||23 Feb 2020|
You can complete your diploma in one year with the flexibility online learning gives you. Studying 30 hours per week on average should see you successfully complete your qualification within this timeframe. Assessments must be completed and marked within the 12-month time limit. You can successfully complete your studies with a La Trobe qualification.
Part-time study options are also available.
For admission to this course, one of the following is required:
All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.
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 only to applicants of the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
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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 the online Learning Portal.
Although the orientation is not compulsory, we have found that many students benefit attending as it prepares you for some challenges that may occur during your course.
Didasko deliver online learning resources for La Trobe University qualifications. The resources can vary from subject to subject and can include:
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.
Your degree fees are only $9,359 per year if you meet the relevant residency requirements, and are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
|1 year total|
|Government contribution (CSP)||-$10,630|
|Student contribution (HECS-HELP)**||$9,359|
*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 only.