To undertake your studies, you will be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Information 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 Information Technology|
|Course duration||1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent|
Employability is the reason this diploma is so popular. It will give you a great insight into the exciting and growing world of Information Technology. With thousands of IT roles available in every kind of industry, this is a booming field of expertise. This qualification is a great way to formalise your passion for technology, and is packed with real-world skills and knowledge that will add to your employability.
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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 Information Technology|
|Credit points||120 credit points|
This subject provides a general and practical introduction to information technology. Areas taught include: fundamental principles of computer operation, the main hardware components of the computer, data storage and retrieval, introduction to system software, the internet; operating systems, file management systems, security; application software modules: spreadsheets, database packages, the World Wide Web.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 covers topics on PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. It also covers techniques on installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts on networking and/or databases, assesses and validates the candidate's technical knowledge of either networking or database systems. This subject is designed to prepare students for undertaking two vendor certifications on hardware and networking or database fundamentals.
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 and modify organisational policies in accordance with 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 the prospective role organisations play in generating social value for global communities. This includes environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability and has a focus on the use of digital technologies to enhance sustainability outcomes. 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.
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.