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Associate Degree of Applied Cloud Technology

  • Qualification:

    Associate Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

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About this course

The IT industry is ever-growing, but there's a skills shortage in one particular sector: cloud technology services. The Associate Degree of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University is part of a degree program that aims to fill that gap - and it could be just the qualification you need to kick off your IT career!

This course is part of a purpose-built nested degree program created by La Trobe, Amazon Web Services and Didasko. You will commence the Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology program and have the option to exit after two successful years of study with an Associate Degree - a qualification that will open up a number of IT industry doors to you.

Throughout this fully online course, you'll cover all the basics of 'the cloud', from database and programming fundamentals to network engineering and information systems. You'll then move onto more specific subjects like virtualisation, cloud app development, operating systems and machine learning. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to start your career and fill one of those gaps in the cloud services sector!


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
  • Work experience after leaving school
    • Two years if completing a business degree
    • One year if completing an IT degree; 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 IT course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Cloud Foundations
  • Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Database Fundamentals on the Cloud
  • Information Systems
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
  • Sustainability Practices
  • Virtualisation for the Cloud
  • Application Development in the Cloud
  • Operating Systems
  • Managing Projects in the Cloud
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Computer Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Vendor Certification
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 an Associate Degree of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University.

Graduates are prepared to seek mid-level roles in the IT industry with average salary range of $60K-$80K+. Students also have the option of continuing their studies for a further year to complete the full Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology.

Curious about where a career in IT could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of their fees.

La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option.

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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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