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Bachelor of

Applied Cloud Technology

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Nationally recognised
Duration 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time^
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360 Credit Points
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By speaking to one of our friendly Education Consultants, you can receive (at no cost to you):
  • Free information. Ask us a question and we will offer you advice on these qualifications.
  • We’re here to help you work out which type of qualification might be best, based on your experience and needs.
  • Quick readiness check. We can also complete a free preliminary assessment of your readiness to start studying.
  • Introduction. If you're ready, we can get you connected with a direct introduction to La Trobe's enrolment office. This will help get you started on the first step of your enrolment process, which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment provided by La Trobe University.
Your consultation and part of your enrolment will be managed by Upskilled, and your qualification will be delivered by La Trobe University in its entirety. This includes (but is not limited to) all payments, HECS-HELP applications, training and assessments, and student support..

La Trobe University has partnered with Didasko to deliver this degree. This amazing higher education IT course is only available online, delivered via the award-winning Didasko online learning management platform.

About the qualification

This bachelor's degree has been developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform providers in the world. The cloud computing sector is fast-growing, with employment being in high-demand across the Asia-Pacific region.

Students will explore cloud knowledge and cloud technologies in-depth and be readily equipped in handling a wide range of information systems and computer networks. Plus, those who study this program will get the opportunity to acquire key vendor certifications relevant to the IT industry.


3 years full-time / 6 years part-time^
360 Credit Points

Students undertaking this program will have the opportunity to explore key concepts in cloud technology and undertake vendor certifications that are related to the IT industry.

Plus, they will also develop the required skills and knowledge across information systems including web and software development, machine learning, databases and big data, enterprise cloud migration and cloud enterprise application development and computer networks.

Course structure

This bachelor's degree is conducted over a 3 year (full-time) or 6 year (part-time) period and is delivered online by Didasko. The course structure below is indicative and subject to change depending on how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives.

During the third year, students will also be undertaking industry projects in cloud technology, which all address a real-life or community problem. The program is designed to give you the option of exiting the course with an applied diploma (after Year 1) or an applied associate degree (after Year 2). Note: only one testamur will be issued which will be for the highest level achieved.

^ Minimum timeframe for the bachelor's degree is 36 months and can vary according to absence, advanced standing status, studying full-time versus part-time, availability of subjects and your progress in the course.

Studying online has many great benefits and can provide convenience to those who have busy, professional work lives. This bachelor's degree is flexible and allows you to learn at a time that suits you without disrupting your work and personal commitments.

By studying this qualification, you'll have:

  • Access to a 100% online course from start to finish
  • Full support from qualified academics
  • Access to engaging and award-winning content
  • An easy-to-use, single learning portal
  • The ability to start immediately via monthly intakes. 
Vendor Certifications

This program includes vendor certifications that are recognised worldwide. At no extra cost, they are already included in some of the subjects for this degree. One of the key benefits of acquiring vendor certificates is that students are able to add these to their resume, highlighting their expertise for a specific software or program.

These softwares or programs can be related to:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft and CompTIA
  • CCNET from Cisco
  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript
  • CSS3 from Microsoft
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have studied at a tertiary level elsewhere or happen to have a qualification or work experience similar to this degree may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer.

Upon enrolment, students will be able to discuss if their experience or previous studies qualifies for RPL/Credit Transfer, which can help them complete their studies earlier or reduce their study load.
Course materials range from webinars, tutorials and lectures, which can be accessed online by students. Assessments for this program will have students answering open-ended questions and undertaking various practical activities and assignments to apply the theoretical concepts learnt throughout the course.


The Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology consists of core units and elective subjects. Students are required to complete 360 credit points to satisfy the requirements for the course. They also have the option to exit early, either to graduate with an associate degree (240 credit points) or diploma qualification (120 credit points).

Year 1 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE1CFX Cloud Foundations
CSE2DCX Database Fundamentals on the Cloud
CSE1ITX Information Technology Fundamentals
CSE1OFX Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
CSE1ISX Information Systems
CSE2NFX Network Engineering Fundamentals
CSE1IOX Intermediate Object Oriented Programming
CSE1SPX Sustainability Practices

Year 2 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE2VVX Virtualisation for the Cloud
CSE2ADX Application Development in the Cloud
CSE2OSX Operating Systems
CSE2CPX Managing Projects in the Cloud
MAT2DMX Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
CSE2CNX Computer Networks
CSE2MLX Machine Learning

Core choice subjects (choose 1)

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE2SAX Operating System Administration
CSE2WDX Web Development
CSE2ANX Advanced Computer Networks

Year 3 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE3PCX Private Cloud Solutions
CSE3CAX Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3A
CSE3CBX Industry Project for Cloud Technology 3B
CSE3PEX Professional Environment
CSE3ACX Architecting on the Cloud
CSE3SOX System Operations on the Cloud
CSE3BDX Big Data on the Cloud

Elective subjects (choose 1)

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE3CIX Computational Intelligence for Data Analysis
CSE3CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals
CSE3OTX Internet of Things
CSE3NWX Networks, Systems and Web Security
CSE3WSX Wireless Network Engineering


This bachelor's degree can help improve employment prospects for those interested in working in the exciting world of IT. Graduates can potentially explore the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes

Entry requirements

Start date
Monthly Intake (1st Monday of every month)
For admission to this study program, one of the following is required:
  • If you have completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, you will need a 50+ ATAR score with a Units 3 & 4 study score of at least 25 in English, or
  • An equivalent academic level achievement, or
  • At least one year of work experience, after leaving school
  • All students are required to undergo the online Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Students undergo a pre-enrolment interview process to assess their suitability for the program. Upon enrolment, students need to provide supporting documentation such as Proof of ID, Proof of Citizenship, Academic/Work Documentation and Photo.

*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

Resource requirements

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:
  • A good, reliable internet connection
  • Desktop/laptop computer
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)
  • 64bit CPU capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with at least 4 cores (either an Intel core i5/i7 or an AMD FX-61XX or AMD FX-81XX)
  • 16GB RAM or higher recommended
  • SSD storage recommended
  • Minimum 150GB free storage (internal or external). Cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn't be included in minimum.
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Discrete GPU/graphics card recommended

Flexible payment options

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    ​No up-front fees with a Govt Assistance Package.
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    Flexible subject-by-subject payments for your course, in the order you study them.

    Full-time students
    Pay for 2 subjects every 3 months

    Part-time students
    Pay for 1 subject every 3 months


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