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Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Web Developer | Database Developer | Network Support and Operating Systems Management | Cloud Support Engineer | View all

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About this course

Cloud technology has transformed the IT industry in recent years. The rapid growth of 'the cloud' has made it clear that cloud-based systems are the way of the future for business around the globe. But there's a critical skills shortage in this area of the industry, and cloud services professionals are more in-demand than ever.

That's where the Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University comes in! This purpose-built course, a collaboration between La Trobe, Amazon Web Services and Didasko, aims to prepare students to fill that gap in the industry and pursue cutting-edge careers in cloud computing.

Throughout this online course, you'll develop a knowledge base and skillset across multiple areas, including information systems, web and software development, databases, cloud enterprise app development and enterprise cloud migration. Over three years of full-time study, you'll gain six highly regarded industry certifications, graduating ready to apply for in-demand roles in the IT industry and kickstart your career.


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
  • Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3A
  • Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3B
  • Professional Environment
  • Architecting on the Cloud
  • System Operations on the Cloud
  • Big Data on the Cloud
  • Third-year level elective
  • Private Cloud Solutions
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 Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology from La Trobe University.

Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of different roles in the cloud technology sector of the IT industry, from cloud and system engineering to database and web development. These roles bridge the gap between technical and management personnel and have an expected income of $80K-$120K+.

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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