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Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology

  • Qualification:

    Associate Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Systems Analyst | Software Engineer | Database Manager | Analyst Programmer | View all

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About this course

Technology makes the world go around, and with an Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology from La Trobe University, a whole world of career opportunities will be available to you.

Throughout this online course, you'll complete numerous IT industry Vendor Certifications and develop a sound base of information technology skills and knowledge. From database and network engineering fundamentals to programming, project management and app development, you'll learn everything you need to pursue a challenging and fulfilling IT career.

When you study with La Trobe, you can achieve your qualification in just two full-time years of study. By enrolling in the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, you can graduate after two years with an Associate Degree and the industry-certified skills you need to land a great position.

So if you're ready to make the commitment to your IT career, why not enquire about this course today?


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
  • One year of work experience after leaving school; AND
  • All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Areas of study

In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Programming Environment
  • Sustainability Practices in Information Technology
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology A
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Internet Client Engineering
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Mobile Application Development with Android
  • Operating Systems
  • Project Management
  • Virtualisation in Computing
  • Computer Networks
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology E
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology F
  • Information Systems Development
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology B
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology C
  • Vendor Certification for Information Technology D
La Trobe University Learn with one of Australia’s pioneers in education, La Trobe University and trust over 50 years of experience!

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 are 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.

As La Trobe’s motto would say, “whoever seeks shall find”, so discovering a new career can be just a click away.
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 It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology from La Trobe University.

Students are able to exit the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology after successfully completing two years of study in order to obtain the Associate Degree. Graduates are then able to pursue a range of IT roles with an expected income of $60K-$80K+.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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